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Hi all,

Just wondering if it is safe to ride with ONLY the rear brakes. There is a bike that has been in a crash without any front brakes but everything else is supposedly good. Thinking of checking it out. I have no other means of transport at the moment, so if all goes well, was wondering if riding it back home is a deathwish or do-able.

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your rear brake probably only does about 30% of the braking. if you only plan on taking 70% longer to stop.. by all means.. good luck when an inconsiderate fool in a car pulls out infront of you.
 

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Trailer rental from servo: $45 for 3 hours (55 with insurance)

Straps/tie downs from bunnings: $40

Not putting yourself up for a Darwin award: Priceless
 

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Dude - that's just silly.

+1 to Darwin award candidate.
 

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No it wouldn't. I presume since it's been in a crash that it's not currently registered? If so, you'd need an unregistered vehicle permit, and if it gets found out that the bike is not roadworthy then you're in trouble - if you survive the trip.

It's just not worth it. Rent a trailer or have it delivered.
 

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You need a pinkslip (roadworthy cert) to get an unregistered vehicle permit in the first place, so that's not an option either.
 

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I've done it before with a freakin pillion, it sucked! Had no choice though when the brake lever broke.

You can do it, I wouldn't recommend it!
 

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its dodgy, but not all that hard if you take it really easy. i lost the front on a 4wd track the other day and snapped the brake leaver off at the base. had to ride home through some twisties. was difficult, but im still alive.
 

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yeh i broke my front lever and rode home, its def possible if you know the bike well i guess...
 

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Sif this is a serious question.
 

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mitch179 said:
I've done it before with a freakin pillion, it sucked! Had no choice though when the brake lever broke.

You can do it, I wouldn't recommend it!
So you did that but you complain about the lack of runoff at lakeside?
 

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depends how your riding is and how far you have to go.....
i wouldnt recommend it and im sure for around 150.......you can have it in a van back to your place instead of you in an ambulance to the hospital.....
 

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Merudo said:
mitch179 said:
I've done it before with a freakin pillion, it sucked! Had no choice though when the brake lever broke.

You can do it, I wouldn't recommend it!
So you did that but you complain about the lack of runoff at lakeside?
here we go, it was roughly a 3 kilometer trip in 50k zones, slightly different circumstances I think, but if you want to pick it apart some more go right ahead.
 

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Are you the guy that was saying you haven't ridden a bike in 6 or 7 years?

Riding a bike that you don't know, that has been crashed and has parts missing or not working plus a rider that hasn't ridden for a long period of time sounds like a really really bad idea.
 

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Just to make it even more fun, try and wheelie for as long as possible
 
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