Originally Posted by bikebum
If I understand your statement that "applying the front brake lightly applies the rear brake" then I must assume that one can not apply full braking to the rear by using the front brake lever.
Sorry for the confusion -- I was referring to low amounts of front brake application, this typically results in small rear application (unless the front is in ABS mode).
As a general rule, the application of *either* lever results in application of *both* brakes, per the computer's programming. The only excecption of which I'm aware on the LT is programming which allows the rear brake lever to only actuate the rear brake when at a very low speed and with very light rear pedal pressure.
As I understand the system, it has the ability to infinitely vary the distribution between front and rear, depending on need. For example, when the braking level is below ABS activation, the distribution is determined on the fly in accordance with a predetermined distribution formula, which accounts for several variables (vehicle speed, application pressure, application speed, vehicle loading, etc.). This capability is also useful above the ABS threshold; for example, if above the threshold at either wheel, the brake force can be very rapidly increased at the other wheel to help bring the locked/nearly-locked wheel back below the ABS threshold.
That clear things up, or confuse things more?