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ABS is good

I also have a '94 with the long unlock time (first generation ABS) and 
although it's the oldest and slowest version, I'll take it over no ABS any 
day of the week.  Now that I live in California I'm spoiled by the 
weather--when I lived in Washington D.C. and Delaware, ABS was a handy 
thing.  I specifically recall ABS saving my bacon on a cold, rainy D.C. 
day--I watched one car slide across the beltway and hit another car, and 
then it was a full-on pile-up with cars flying every which way.  My bike and 
I came out unscathed, and I was able to pull over and assist one of the 
While some riders may feel that it's not necessary, it's like having a 
compass when you're hiking--you may never need or use it until that one 
time, and that's when you'll wish you had it.

Even here in the land of milk and honey, I'm happy to ride a bike with ABS.

'94 R1100RSL
'75 R75+/6

At 09:12 PM 1/14/2005, you wrote:
Subject: Re: oilheads-digest V2 #9

"I have a '94 RS with first generation ABS which has unlock time too long 
for my liking.  A few times I had the feeling that it does not let the 
brakes work at their best.  I wish I had the second generation ABS system.  
But I do want ABS.
Bob Silas"