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Re: oilheads-digest V2 #9

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?