My sym joyride 125 brakes are really good but the front is weaker then the rear one's i know motorcycles fronts has 2 calipers and rotors and play much harder then rear's but on my sym the rear caliper is bigger and much stronger, also it's known around that if you hit the shop for braking pads theyll offer you immediately a price for the rear pads since they wear faster.
since this sym is the only vehicle i had untill know i really dont have referance to help me figure out if its true that (at least for 125cc scooters) rear should be more dominants then front's
ill also mention that i recently replaced front and rear pads and have bled the system, both rotos are new too physically the rear caliper is much bigger which makes me think i am right too
Last Edit: Aug 1, 2022 18:24:53 GMT -5 by rrmaniak1
In motorcycles, the front brake is generally quoted as 70-75% of braking power. I don't know if this is true with scooters in general. Scooters tend to be weight biased toward the rear pretty heavily, so the rear may get more traction... at least to begin a stop gradually. They should still transfer weight to the front as they stop though, at which point more braking force can be applied to the front while the rear loses some of it's traction and weight advantage.
I'm so used to riding scoots with rear drum brakes that aren't terribly effective that I have a habit of relying on the front brake. Since doing a conversion to rear disc on one scoot, I use them about 50/50 for the average stop and still use more of the front brake once weight is transferring to stop more quickly. The main thing in any case is not to stab the brakes or abruptly apply them. You're much more likely to have a lockup that way.
My 2021 lambretta has a single CBS system,when the rear brake is used it applies the front brake as well!!but the manual also states that you should apply both levers simultaneously,I,ve only had a few slam on,s over the years,I like to think defensive riding is responsible for that.