in my opinion, the new parking brake on the 2013 650 is hideous when it is in the applied position. This breaks up the clean lines of the Tupperware. Why couldn't they leave the parking brake where it was?
The parking brake makes a nice little theft deturant. It's hard to find if you don't know its there and most bikers don't know about it, at least in the USA. So hard to steal a bike with its brakes on.Well Cal being me don't have my bergman yet I may be way wrong on this so any help would be good . Are you folks just using Parking brake just on hill and stuff ? Me being a life long florida boy and don't know any thing about hills lol . Yes its real flat
Good tip, I didn't know that. Thanks.The parking brake is more effective if you pull the rear brake lever on the handlebar first and keep it pulled while setting the parking brake. I do that in my cars, too.
With the new parking brake on the left side, you can't do that.
Maybe Suzuki did it intentionally, because it's somehow bad for the brake caliper and/or the hand brake mechanism?
P.S: I also pull the left brake lever while releasing the hand brake, because I feel it disengages easier that way, again something I do in my cars as well.