Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Morehead City NC
I did give it a go today after a quick 300 mile rip around the countryside. Berkshire is covered in rubber lines now!
When the wheel locks up there is definately clunking and banging felt throught the bike but, I couldn't feel anything through my foot. (Gibzx12r, I might have been numb by then, but I couldn't feel it!! Ha! Ha! Kidding!!).
There is a definate series of shudders and bangs as the wheel is sliding and the engine is fighting to keep going.
With the clutch disengaged, the bike slid to a stop with no noises or clunking etc, just the sliding and squealing of the tyre.
So, have you tried this with the clutch lever pulled in? that takes the engine out of the equation, leaving only the braking system and the rear wheel + chain freewheeling.
My rear tyre is also well worn, interesting in the wet! Over to you again!
Speed kills play safe and buy a Honda!