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Emergency Stopping on a Trike

I was out riding yesterday and a Farm Tractor came out of a hole in a hedge, went across the road and disappeared into a hole in a hedge on the other side of the road. He never even looked to see if there was any traffic before he crossed, and because he was behind the hedge I never saw him until he was in the road. Luckily I was able to avoid him because I going slow, but if I had been going the speed limit ????.

I have never seen any Rules on Emergency Braking on a Trike.

So what are the Trike Braking Rules?

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I sure have not seen any but I treat it as a car and have made several practice panic stops. I also found out that the drum brakes glaze over in 4 to 5,000 miles so you need to remove the drums and sand the brake shoes.
I changed my brakes to disc so I have done a ton of panic stops testing the brakes. The bike is lighter than a car so the rear brakes will slide easier that a car.

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Mark, I've had 2 Boss trikes. A '57 Chevy bigblock and my wife's '63 Vette smallblock. I found the braking on both to be very good. I noticed my wife's would lock up the rear and slide easier than mine as a result of her tires being 295 Goodyears and mine were a softer compound 325 Hoosiers. Hence, my rear braking was significantly better. She locked her rear brakes up and slid a few times during panic stops. Both times it tracked straight and was uneventful.

I personally think a major portion of braking in any panic stop should include lots of emphasis on front braking. With the dual front disc setup on the Boss, the front braking is extremely effective. Most articles I've read however, state combined and somewhat equal application both front and rear are most effective.

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