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- Subject: Re: ABS
- From: Wayne Woodruff <wayne@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 20:51:13 -0500
>o BMW's whizzy brakes provide no power-assist when the key is
> in the "OFF" position. In fact, the brake level requires substantially
> more pressure to activate the brakes than non-assisted brakes. This
> has surprised more than a few BMW riders when they moved their
> bike with the engine off (like from the garage down the driveway),
> only to discover they had "no brakes". (NOTE: BMW bikes with
> whizzy brakes have a warning label top of the fuel tank, and more
> warnings in the user manual regarding this effect, but not all riders
> read all warning notices).
I've read some of the "foof" about the increased braking and
personally, I do not understand what all the fuss is about.
I had a R1100R that did not have "whizzy" brakes and I traded it for a
2004 R1100S that has "whizzy" brakes. I have absolutely no problems
stopping with the bike off. I would say it take "a little" more
effort, but not "substantially".
2004 BMW R1100SA (2ZARS)
1956 Matchless G11 (J86)