The factory bike had the Nissin brakes, and I griped every week because if it didn’t get rebuilt—the small piston, it would hang up. This is something I’d do almost every morning of a race. I’d sit on the bike and slowly pull the brake lever in. What was happening is, with that small piston, it would get bound up. So if you barely held it, like you were going into a sweeper, it would bind up to where you could keep pulling and it wasn’t pushing the plunger. All of a sudden it would give and then it would lock your front end up. A stock one didn’t have as precise brakes, so it wouldn’t have that binding to where it would jack with you. So I’d sit there and I’d make sure he rebuilt the master cylinder each week. If it wasn’t greased, you could definitely tell that… The brakes were really good though. And I’m a stab-and-go kinda rider on the rear, so more aggressive rear is better, and I’d skid the rear in and take off.