High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Millgrove, ON, CA
The linked brakes are modulated by the metering valve and proportioning valve... if you use the rear brake normally, there will be little pressure up front, and it may be delayed. If you stomp on it, there will be front caliper activation (see the FSM). I don't think you can easily lock up a front wheel using only the rear brake pedal. If you're talking gravel parking lot applying rear brake as you should for low speed manoeuvers, you won't lock the front with the rear brake.
By comparison, a Honda linked brake system is what I call real linked. Apply either front or rear and the opposite end will get hauled down quickly. After owning two, when I first got on the FJR, I thought it had no rear brakes.
Keep yer stick on the ice....
2014 FJR1300A - Root Beer, 2008 WR450F, 2006 FJR Project