How is this done with partial linked brakes? Does the engine just overpower the rear caliper, or do they disconnect the line and plug it?pdarke said:Found a short video of JP Goy doing a burnout on a K1200R. Click here to see: http://www.k-bikes.com/gallery/misc.php?do=downloadfile&i=423
Oh so they used the LT rear brake! :bmw: At least it doesn't squeel like the stock LT brake!NakedRider said:Oh ya, like the back brake actually works on any of these. Just kidding of course. Love the bike but the back brake doesn't do anything more than hold it still at a stop light.
Right - holding the brake lever when turning on and keeping it on will prevent ABS self-check. Know for sure that defeats the servo boost and most likely ABS. Guess it would also defeat the link feature but not certain.serg said:I read somewhere that if your start the bike with the brakes pressed it overrides the ABS/link, then you can just hold on to the front brakes and hit the throttle.
Even with linked brakes, max braking goes to the front. It would take very little effort to hold the bike from rolling. (We used to hold back 3000# cars doing burnouts in water at the drag strip. Two guys. Smoky as hell, but easy to do.)allenclarkson said:How is this done with partial linked brakes? Does the engine just overpower the rear caliper, or do they disconnect the line and plug it?
I'm going to post this as an independent thread because I've just gotten really frustrated trying to find out the answer and it's a spin-off of the original spin-out video thread.kkugel said:I believe the "Evo" refers only to the brake calipers and large rotors; the distribution front/rear is a function of the "integral" ABS for everything except the new R1200S which has NON-integral abs. So for the R and KS if you don't have ABS you don't have any rear brakes if you use only the hand lever. That distribution is only made through the servo system which is part of the ABS.
Not to mention the difference between part-integrated and fully integrated. . .
BMW's literature is a bit confusing because they introduced them together.
Wheelies are big and clever. Luckily the DuoLever has got no problems with them. The Telelever on the R-models on the other hand seems to complain a tad in some situations. But the K-R is just fun fun fun. Go for it. You'll notice that thanks to the amazing torque and power you can easily keep it going much further than yuo thought was possible. The shaft drive doesn't seem to affect it either. :rickyBedlamdoc said:And by the way, I've hesitated to do any wheelies on the new R, for many reasons. One is that I'm not sure how the new-fangled front suspsension set-up will take it. I know one of the BMW ads shows a guy doing a wheelie, but I'm not sure I want to run with that as an example. After all, HE's not paying for the bike like I am!!
Any thoughts? (I mean, thoughts other than that I'm an idiot for wanting to pop wheelies in general. I know that already.)