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Old 04-11-2005, 04:20 PM   #11
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The correct way to stop a Geezer Glide is to hit the rear brake and "lay her down" and then surf it until you get near the obstacle. Right before impact, you jump in the air clearing the barrier and land on your feet. You get extra bonus points if the scowl never leaves your face.
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Old 04-11-2005, 04:21 PM   #12
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I think ABS would be a great addition to any motorcycle however there is a false sense of security associated with it.



Look at how many people go flying down the road in the rain or snow in their cars because they "have ABS."
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Old 04-11-2005, 06:57 PM   #13
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And the funny thing is, all the ideas you have would probably work just as well as that aftermarket ABS system.
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Old 04-11-2005, 08:37 PM   #14
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ABS design is tricky. It took BMW a few years to get it right. Now more and more bikes are joining the parade. I ride an R1150RS, with ABS. I am considering getting another bike, but I really want the next one with ABS, since that little computer has likely saved my bacon, not by actually kicking in, but by letting me brake without fear on a wet road. I agree that on a dry road, on a bike with great front end feel, an experienced rider can outbrake ABS. But, you see, it rains where I live, and I ride almost every day.



I would steer clear of aftermarket ABS. Each ABS computer needs to be set up for a bike model's weight and performance. A job best left to the factory.



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Old 04-12-2005, 01:12 AM   #15
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Gee Seruzawawa, maybe you could mount a rocket

up your ass and use that to fire forward.
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Old 04-12-2005, 03:23 AM   #16
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Triumph is going to introduce its first ABS system as an option on the 05 Sprint ST. I wouldn't be surprised to see them begin to offer it on other models if they see strong demand. And, Honda is going to offer ABS on all of their over 250cc sportbikes by 2007 and on all of their bikes by 2010 so you could always wait a bit.
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Old 04-12-2005, 04:05 AM   #17
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Default Wait for the K1200R

Should be out later this year...
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Old 04-12-2005, 04:26 AM   #18
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Do bikes with antilock brakes have ABS on both wheels or just the front. Sometimes I like locking up the back.
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Old 04-12-2005, 04:50 AM   #19
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I love the way you compassionate and tolerant types hold grudges forever.
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Old 04-12-2005, 05:39 AM   #20
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As long as you don't touch the front brake and go flying over the handlebars.



Make sure you only wear a beanie helmet as well so you don't break your neck from the weight.
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