I go gently into the use of the rear brake since reading David Hough's "Proficient Motorcycling". He points out that stopping the rear tire in a turn will cause a little skid, which is OK, but when you let off the brake, the gyroscopic effect will flip you onto the high side. Now I mostly use the engine to slow the rear, and just a little braking, so the tire will continue to rotate. Of course I WOULD like to know it had good stopping power. Maybe that's where the handle, "deathwings" came from.