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I think Steve mentioned already that some folks like the pusating feel 
because it warns them ABS braking is at work. The brake pedal in my cars 
pulsates and pushes back when ABS is at work. I like that. The Beemer ABS 
also "talks" to me. I like that too, maybe for the same reason I love the 
solid feel of our boxer gearboxes, and don't like the lack of feel in a 
Japanese gearbox.

- ----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Seattle Dan" <danweb@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <oilheads@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 10:52 AM
Subject: RE: ABS

> Hi Jim,
> <grin> Brakes are like oil, tires, and rail road tracks -- we'll each have
> an opinion and, like rails, they may never meet.
> I do love my R1200GS and would not trade it for anything (ok, a 12GSA 
> would
> do just fine).
> I asked so that I would understand if your commentary was out of 'beemer
> love' or if you actually did prefer it over the BMW system after having
> experienced both. You mentioned you were able to reach its design limits 
> but
> didn't comment on why you prefer the BMW ABS over the VFR ABS during 
> normal
> use. I'm curious to say the least.
> Cheers,
> Dan
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of James H. Nazarian, Ph. D.
> Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 6:30 AM
> To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: ABS
> "Seattle Dan" <danweb@xxxxxxxxxxxx> asked:
>> Have you actually tried locking up a Honda of recent? :)
> I think they should all be locked up, but I'm afraid Honda will just keep
> making more. 8^P <baadaabing... chuckle, chuckle>
> Seriously, yes, after watching a riding acquaintance do it on his recently
> purchased VFR, I tried it, and I succeeded. =8^O If one tries hard enough,
> one might just find a way to defeat even the best engineered technology.
> I've ridden plenty of bikes I didn't like. That's why I didn't buy them.
> I'll keep my Beemers, thanks.
> BTW... what was your point in asking?
> Jim
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