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Re: oilheads-digest V2 #9
- Subject: Re: oilheads-digest V2 #9
- From: Robert Jenkins <robert.jenkins@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2005 17:39:53 -0500
On Jan 14, 2005, at 10:09 AM, Edward Begley wrote:
> You won't find a need for ABS right up until the time you make a panic
> stop and it saves your bacon. Don't think you're such an expert that
> you would never skid your tires in any situation. Some of the
> foremost riding experts in the world have stated that ABS has saved
> them major grief. Now I ride plenty of bikes without ABS but I DO
> prefer ABS for that little additonal safety factor they afford. I CAN
> see why financially I(or others) might not spend $1500 on a $5000 bike
> to fix them though(just an example-I have a R1100rs and the ABS-knock
> on wood-works perfectly-others have went to the poorhouse trying to
> keep them up). I'm thinking of buying a new F6500GS were the ABS is a
> bargain. Only a $500 premium gets you the ABS-which is an extremely
> lightweight and good working next generation system by all accounts.
> I can't imagine not shelling out the $500 for this in that situation.
> Plus it'll make it have way better resale value.
I never said ABS does not work or I can stop better than ABS can. Do
not put words in my mouth. I said I do not miss not having ABS and like
you, I would not spend $1500 on a $5000 motorcycle.
04 Yamaha FZ6
Which is worse: ignorance or apathy? Who knows? Who cares?