World Superbike Racer
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: ATL, GA
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From my experience it depends on who you are riding with. Some poeple dont care if it works or not and some wont let you touch track without it.
Like you, i almost never use the back brake, but like many people have said, when you go off the track at speed it's the only thing that can save you so KEEP IT. I just used mine for that about 2 weeks ago. Applied a little back brake and I was back on the track in a few seconds, had it not been there I might have not been riding for a while.
Second, I'm not sure how experienced as a rider you are, but unless you are super fast and racing for money, the weight of your bike isn't that important. The most important thing when your starting out on the track is to focus on your riding and not so much about the bike.
Unless you are going for the lap record at the track, 10lbs aint gonna make a difference, but that's just my 2cents.