Front / Rear Wheel Lock Up
I've had this happen twice, and I'm looking for a cause / cure. Yesterday, a friend and I were having a spirited ride through the canyons. No doubt the stock 'stones had been heated up. My friend signals a R turn. I'm in second gear, roll off the throttle, and start to slow. At about 20-25 mph, I downshift to 1st and let of the clutch. The back wheel immediately locks. I apply the front brakes gradually (I definately did not grab a handful) and the front locks up. I'm now sliding sideways (how the hell I didn't high side I'll never know) I straighten the bike out, the rear regains traction and the front stops sliding almost simultaneously. Road seemed clear and dry. Was a little cool (low 60's), but the tires should have been WELL heated from the ride. I was running 36F /38R psi.
I had this happen once before. Same type scenario, had been riding her hard, had backed the pace down, started to slow for a redlight, downshifted, locked rear (started bouncing side to side that time). Applied front, it slid too. (Only travelling in the 10-20 mph range when that front lockup occurred.) I thought it might be that there was crap on the road that time, but this last time, my friend was directly in front and had no traction issues. Are the OEM BT016's prone to skidding / getting greasy? I've noticed they don't have near the grip of the aftermarket BT016's on my SV. Are the slipper clutches on the 08/09 750's prone to lock up? Any ideas? TIA