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On Jan 15, 2005, at 12:04 AM, Steve Makohin wrote:

> From: "Robert Jenkins" <robert.jenkins@xxxxxxx>
>> BTW, as I have stated before, I do not put ABS in the same category 
>> as a good helmet. you could be T-boned by a car and your ABS would 
>> not help in the least, the helmet may just save your life.
> And as I have stated, helping to *prevent* an incident is an entirely 
> different animal than reducing or eliminating injury once you are 
> already participating in an incident. *Both* are a really good idea. 
> One does not negate the other. Y'know, an "ounce of prevention" and 
> that sort of thing.

What I a mtrying to say is, there can be circumstances where one is 
involved in an accident and they are not even given a chance to use 
their ABS. Getting T-boned is one such example. There was a member of 
the Beeg list that was killed when someone blew through a side street 
and hit him. He never got a chance to use ABS, He was already in front 
of the car. IOW ABS is not the cure all for avoiding all motorcycle 
accidents. So I am not going to limit my motorcycle choices based on a 
safety device that only gives limited protection.


04 Yamaha FZ6

Which is worse: ignorance or apathy? Who knows? Who cares?


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