Originally Posted by ParaMud
... Now lets talk about locking up the rear brake.
Will locking it up slow you down faster than not touching it?
Yes. Braking without locking it up provides the most stopping power, but locking it up does provide some braking power as well. The problem with locking it up is the loss of control and potential for falling down. Which is why (a) using it is good, and (b) PRACTICING using it so you know how to use it is important.
1993 Ducati M900 Monster "Patina" (230,000 miles, so far) -- 1995 Ducati M900 (wife's bike) -- 1972 Honda CB450 (daughter's bike) -- 1979 Vespa P200 (daughter's scoot) -- 1967 Alfa Romeo GT Jr. (1300cc) -- 1964 Vespa GS160 (160cc 2-stroke) -- 1962 Maicoletta scooter (275cc 2-stroke) -- 1960 Heinkel Tourist 103A1 scooter "Elroy" (175cc 4-stroke)