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View Results: How many fingers do you use to cover the front brake?
one 27 11.16%
two 170 70.25%
three 19 7.85%
four 26 10.74%
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:42 PM   #61
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When cruising along at a fairly consistent speed I put often two fingers on the brake lever. However, the main purpose is for better throttle control, not to cover the brake.

When lanesplitting I usually cover both levers to reduce reaction time.
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:28 PM   #62
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I maintain throttle grip with my thumb and index finger. I cover the front brake with #2 and #3... pinkie just follows.

I don't cover the clutch lever... after the 1-2 shift, I'm normally shifting without touching the clutch.

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Old 05-16-2013, 09:52 AM   #63
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Poor old zero-zero... If worried about trapping fingers under the lever, try bleeding your brakes. I did have to mod the front brake lever of my Triumph Sprint RS to move it away from the bar at rest, which meant the brake bit while the lever was also further away than otherwise.

You can also try moving the front brake lever perch inboard so your index and middle fingers rest closer to the end of the lever. This not only moves the lever away from the other two fingers but increases the leverage exerted by the braking two.

Two on those occasions when I cover the front brake, mostly when filtering.
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:47 PM   #64
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Originally Posted by JimVonBaden View Post
Same here.

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Old 05-16-2013, 04:39 PM   #65
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Cover brake and clutch with one, though it doesn't really do anything because when I actually pull the levers I'm using two.

In dangerous situations I'll cover both brake and clutch with two.

I think the one finger cover is from my mx days when I could actually operate both controls with just one finger. My SV takes a little more force for maximum braking and quick operation of the clutch. Ideally I'd adjust my style to cover with two at all times but oh well.
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