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Old 12-22-2011, 02:01 PM   #1
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US biker sues Harley in ABS light case
Interesting case could affect future production from all manufacturers

Posted: 16 December 2011
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A Harley-Davidson Road Glide ... with ABS. Possibly. AN AMERICAN who crashed his Harley-Davidson, causing his wife who was pillion to end up brain damaged, is suing Harley-Davidson as he claims he thought his motorcycle was equipped with ABS.

Jack Wilson, who crashed on Highway 99 in California, told the Highway Patrol that his anti-lock braking system had somehow malfunctioned, however, his bike, a 2008 Harley-Davidson Road Glide was never fitted with ABS.

Wilson claims the icon on the motorcycle's idiot lights suggested that it did have ABS. He also claimed the salesman who sold him the bike gave him an elbow-to-the-ribs-type aside and said 'chicks love ABS'.

The defence are claiming that the manufacturer puts this icon on all bikes to ensure that bikes that do have ABS will definitely have the accompanying light. The defence lawyer went on to say: "There's nothing odd or unique about a non-ABS bike having ABS. If the icon doesn't light up when you start the bike, anybody should know you don't have ABS."

The defence have laid the blame squarely at Wilson's door, saying: "He should have known the bike's features after riding it for 15 months and 12,000 miles."

Wilson's wife Judy has been left with skull, facial, rib and scapular fractures and now has a prosthetic skull and permanent brain softening. Pain and assorted disorders will render her unemployable forever, said her lawyer.

In what has become a highly controversial case, the jury have to decide whether Harley-Davidson's product bears a design defect in the form of the 'ABS' icon. If Harley-Davidson are found to be at fault, they'll liable to pay around $3 million (£1.9m) to Wilson and will no-doubt have to issue a huge recall.

The case continues.



This sure is a great example of Americans that want sue anyone and everyone. If he thought his bike didnt have ABS why wait until you get in an accident before mentioning this to the dealer, why? Because your an idiot!
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Apparently HD won the case and will pay no damages.

In ABS Light Case, Woman Sues And Loses Her Case Against Harley-Davidson at Cyril Huze Post – Custom Motorcycle News

I could hardly believe anyone would have the gall to broadcast their ignorance to the world.

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Another horrible example of why only idiots ride around without full face helmets.
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Old 12-22-2011, 04:09 PM   #4
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I'm still trying to figure out why chicks dig ABS.
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:12 PM   #5
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Stupid SOB. Good thing he didn't touch that front brake or it would have chucked them both over the handlebars, sure as sh*t!!
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:38 PM   #6
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The guy is an idiot for not knowing how to brake properly.

Now I have to ask the question: are Japanese bikes that have optional ABS fitted with gauges with a (non-functioning) ABS indicator, or is this something only HD does?
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:58 PM   #7
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I'm still trying to figure out why chicks dig ABS.
Thats exactly the opposite I was thinking!

"And listen honey the cool thing about this bike is it doesnt have ABS"
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Old 12-23-2011, 02:01 PM   #8
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The guy is an idiot for not knowing how to brake properly.

Now I have to ask the question: are Japanese bikes that have optional ABS fitted with gauges with a (non-functioning) ABS indicator, or is this something only HD does?
Been trying to think about any models that may have had that and Im coming up with a blank at the moment. The Japanese definitely reuse what ever they can thats a fact...
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Old 12-23-2011, 02:59 PM   #9
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Apparently HD won the case and will pay no damages.

In ABS Light Case, Woman Sues And Loses Her Case Against Harley-Davidson at Cyril Huze Post – Custom Motorcycle News

I could hardly believe anyone would have the gall to broadcast their ignorance to the world.

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Oh thankgoodness, I was gonna flip if it stuck!
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I'm still trying to figure out why chicks dig ABS.
What gal doesn't like a nice six-pack?

[Oh, wait, we're talking Harley chicks...]

What Harley gal doesn't like a nice six-pack?
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