Not to preach, but...
The key phrase is "wasn't skilled enough." Solution: get skilled.
It's true you don't need the rear brake most of the time. But sometimes you do, and those times require you to know how to use the rear effectively (i.e., without locking it up). So your best bet is to really practice using the rear brake, and make a habit of using it all the time, so it will be automatic when you do need it.
And BTW, the degree of brake dive is more an indicator of fork spring stiffness than the effectiveness of weight transfer. The weight gets transferred whether the front dives or not.
2010 Triumph Tiger 1050se
2009 DL650A - sold
2005 DL650 - dearly departed
"I am enthusiastic over humanity's extraordinary and sometimes very timely ingenuities. If you are in a shipwreck and all the boats are gone, a piano top buoyant enough to keep you afloat that comes along makes a fortuitous life preserver. But this is not to say that the best way to design a life preserver is in the form of a piano top. I think we are clinging to a great many piano tops in accepting yesterday's fortuitous contrivings as constituting the only means for solving a given problem." - R. Buckminster Fuller
Last edited by The Golden Monkey; 05-14-2008 at 02:39 AM.