On motorcycle riding, “good” advice gets passed around like a bottle of Mad Dog in a homeless camp. Like the “wine,” most of it goes to the head and clouds the issue it’s actually supposed to clarify. Advice on the initial brake pull is an example. We’re told it should be a gradual application to settle the bike’s suspension and not lock up the wheel. Sounds good and logical but, like most “good” advice, it can be deadly if applied in the wrong situation.