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As I was browsing the forums trying to learn new things about the R3 and motorcycling in general, I came across a couple terms that piqued my interest.

The first was when I was looking into ABS vs. Non-ABS and found someone mentioned a technique called "Brush and Bury". Try as I might, I haven't found an explanation for it. I'm assuming "Brush" means apply enough brake to allow the tire to gain more traction and "Bury" means pull the lever in as hard as you can without locking up the wheel.

The second was when I was helping a buddy research preload. I came across the term "squirrely" when in a turn and was wondering if some of the more experienced riders could share some insight as to what it feels like.

Thanks in advance!
 

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It was probably one of my posts,
shamelessly stolen from a coach who drums it into riders heads.

We brush the brake lever (pads onto the disc lightly feeling the pressure) which preloads the front suspension and sets up braking
Then we progressively bury the lever broadening the contact patch of the tyre giving maximum traction without unsettling the motorcycle.



USA forums alarmed me when I heard ppl speaking of 'Panic' and needing ABS.

Don't just grab a handful, Brush and bury.
 

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Squirrely can have a broad range of meaning depending on the person using the term but generally it would be unstable, shaky, loose, not confident inspiring. The tire slipping off the pavement during a turn can also be squirrely.
 

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Aufitt covered "brush and bury" pretty good. I think of "squirrely" as the way a squirrel acts in the middle of your path, how they dart to and fro, back and forth.
Like Lollingthunder said, but with a visual for you to relate to... :)
 

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It was probably one of my posts,
shamelessly stolen from a coach who drums it into riders heads.

We brush the brake lever (pads onto the disc lightly feeling the pressure) which preloads the front suspension and sets up braking
Then we progressively bury the lever broadening the contact patch of the tyre giving maximum traction without unsettling the motorcycle.



USA forums alarmed me when I heard ppl speaking of 'Panic' and needing ABS.

Don't just grab a handful, Brush and bury.

This is how braking was taught in my MSF course. It made a lot of sense to me, but some folks didn't really seem to get it.
 
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