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Re: Teething problems with my new K1300R
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2015, 02:13:58 pm »
I only suffered from the head butting when my mate fell asleep many years ago on the back of my Triumph T100 on the boring drag across Northern France.

You must be one 'smooooooth' rider Tom!

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Re: Teething problems with my new K1300R
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2015, 02:21:56 pm »
Very annoying it was like a woodpecker with his peak pecking at the back of my lid.
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Re: Teething problems with my new K1300R
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2015, 02:58:56 pm »
I only suffered from the head butting when my mate fell asleep many years ago on the back of my Triumph T100 on the boring drag across Northern France.

You must be one 'smooooooth' rider Tom!

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Re: Teething problems with my new K1300R
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2015, 12:45:51 pm »
Dunno what bike you are riding Lance, but if it is a K and the front end is diving under any circumstances I would take it back and demand my money back  ;D

The main benefit of the Hossack-alike funny front end we pay top dollar for is that the front doesn't dive under braking!

Brian (who thinks using a little back brake first alerts your pillion to your intentions and then she is prepared for the front and so stops herself head-butting you)
That's the trouble with having so many bikes,y'see..I get confused....either way,applying the rear brake first seems to "settle" the bike,..(maybe it pulls the back down a bit/I don't know the physics of it).
The missus says the pillion experience is much better than before...but as I say I didn't know the brake thingy until my IAM Observer asked me whether we clashed helmets a lot ,(and he's never seen me ride with a passenger,so it must have been pretty obvious...)
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing,so I've got my head back in the books now- the ROSPA assessment is on Sunday and I have to say that,"Motorcycle Roadcraft",is somewhat dry on humour....
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Re: Teething problems with my new K1300R
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2015, 01:23:29 pm »
 That's true, but there isn't much that is funny about running off the road, hitting a child running in the road or failing to see that blind twat who hasn't seen you!

I actually think Roadcraft is quite readable, but then I think the RepROM and the brochure for my walking boots are also quite readable  ::)

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Re: Teething problems with my new K1300R
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2015, 01:58:47 pm »
The pillion will always feel better if you apply the rear brake before stopping the bike using the front brakes, just a small amount of pressure in the rear brake will relief some of the pressure pillion needs to stabilize body keep balance and keep hands in the handlebars. Simple physics.
The problem is that such a use of rear brake will consume pads and eventually rear disc sooner and on top of it it is a technique that can be used only when you have plenty of time and meters before actual stop the bike, almost never if you ask me.   
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Re: Teething problems with my new K1300R
« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2015, 02:18:55 pm »
Dunno what bike you are riding Lance, but if it is a K and the front end is diving under any circumstances I would take it back and demand my money back  ;D

The main benefit of the Hossack-alike funny front end we pay top dollar for is that the front doesn't dive under braking!

Brian (who thinks using a little back brake first alerts your pillion to your intentions and then she is prepared for the front and so stops herself head-butting you)
That's the trouble with having so many bikes,y'see..I get confused....either way,applying the rear brake first seems to "settle" the bike,..(maybe it pulls the back down a bit/I don't know the physics of it).
The missus says the pillion experience is much better than before...but as I say I didn't know the brake thingy until my IAM Observer asked me whether we clashed helmets a lot ,(and he's never seen me ride with a passenger,so it must have been pretty obvious...)
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing,so I've got my head back in the books now- the ROSPA assessment is on Sundayand I have to say that,"Motorcycle Roadcraft",is somewhat dry on humour....

Best of luck with your assessment let us know how you got on. I remember the Roadcraft manual very well when I was first introduced to it didn't have colour pics!!!!!

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Re: Teething problems with my new K1300R
« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2015, 03:45:35 pm »


Best of luck with your assessment let us know how you got on. I remember the Roadcraft manual very well when I was first introduced to it didn't have colour pics!!!!!

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