The above is right on, especially Code's book.mals900ss said:Ummm... I'm not sure how to suggest this...
The ST4 behaves like a bike should.. If you apply the brakes mid corner 99% of bikes will stand up... they just DO.. If you really HAVE to brake IN a corner.. you can apply a little rear.. it won't stand up but you run the risk of high siding..
Please tell me WHY you are braking IN the corner..
Also please read and re-read Keith Code's Twist of the wrist.. then Twist of the wrist II.. then read them both again.
Even thinking about braking in a corner gives me cold sweats at night. I mean it, when I have had bike nightmares, some have included braking in a turn.
I can't count on one-half of one hand the number of times I had to. Once it was to avoid going straight off a cliff [went too fast into the turn ]. But generally, I don't like and avoid braking in a turn.
And speaking about braking, how many of you use mostly the front brake? I do. Besides, my rear brakes cause me nothing but trouble. I find I am a better rider by pretending there is no rear brake causing me to use the engine and front brake more than both front and rear brakes, albeit I have practiced downshifting, and max front and rear brakes to see how quickly I can stop without losing control or to see how steep a hill I can stop on, here in San Francisco.