When you use just the footbrake does it stop the atv good and can you lock-up the rear wheels using it? On my new 09 400 HO the rear brake barely works with the handlebar lever or the footbrake and the dealer said that is just the way it is and there is nothing he can do to make it better. Dealer said he called Polaris today and they said that`s just the way the rear brakes are on the 400`s. You can put the rear of the atv on a stand and run it in drive and put the brakes on and the rear wheels will keep on turning and finally stop but you cannot get them to lock-up just by putting the brakes on . I don`t think that`s normal. Being a safety issue seems as though Polaris would want to do something about it.