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- Subject: Re: ABS
- From: Robert Silas <robert.silas@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 23:07:21 -0500
You probably have ABS II. On my '94 RS I have the first generation ABS which has too long of a release time. I really like ABS but it happened that I had the feeling that ABS does not let me brake and I will hit the person stopped suddenly ahead of me. I wish I had ABS II.
Steve presented a very well written and researched report on ABS but, I think, you all omitted a case. That is, when you WANT TO put the bike down, on purpose, not as a result of your braking. This happened to me long ago with a KS600 Boxer. I saved the life of a bicycle rider who turned suddenly in front of me. The price was, a worn off valve cover and handle bar end and damage to my clothing. I don't think that I could do this with ABS, however to me, it is safer to have a low-sider than hit something head on and fly over it.