Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle.Com General Discussion > Motorcycle General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-23-2009, 08:33 AM   #1
Bigrnm
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 14
Default ABS brakes

Good Morning to all,
I would like to know how one can tell, besides taking the word of the salesperson, if the motorcycle has ABS brakes or not.
Thanks,
Bigrnm
Bigrnm is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 07-23-2009, 08:36 AM   #2
Buzglyd
Founding Member
 
Buzglyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 10,904
Default

You could squeeze the brakes in a dirt parking lot at low speed and if the wheels lock and you fall over, it doesn't have ABS.

If the lever pumps in your hand, you probably do.

What model are you looking at?
Buzglyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2009, 08:46 AM   #3
pushrod
Founding Member
 
pushrod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Baja 'Bama
Posts: 3,642
Default

Most (all?) ABS bikes have a sensor and rotor on the front wheel. It looks like a toothed brake rotor.
__________________
You would not understand,
this is not how I am...

I have become -
Comfortably Numb.
pushrod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2009, 09:05 AM   #4
sarnali2
Aging Cafe` Racer

 
sarnali2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sittin' down by my window, lookin' at the rain.
Posts: 8,719
Default

When you turn the ignition on there should be an icon that flashes while it does a self check, other than that just do as Buzz suggests, get up to a good clip, aim at the salesman and nail the brakes. If he jumps out of the way that proves he's lying to you and has no faith in the products he sells.....
__________________
"Carpe` Throttelum -Loud Suits Save Lives"

"He said he's farting because of his medication"...
sarnali2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2009, 09:28 AM   #5
Bigrnm
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 14
Default

Thanks guys,
I am looking at getting the 2008 GL1800 by Honda.
Bigrnm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2009, 09:43 AM   #6
Kenneth_Moore
Registered Member
 
Kenneth_Moore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: VIsiting the GIft Shop in the Pit of DIspair
Posts: 7,118
Default

Because you're paying $1000 extra, there's usually a big sticker or at least a logo of some sort indicating ABS. If you don't trust the dealer on this issue, maybe you should find another?
__________________
www.kennethmoore.org
Kenneth_Moore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2009, 09:48 AM   #7
Bigrnm
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 14
Default

It's not that I don't trust him, I just don't trust anyone. (haha) Like you said, I will be paying $1000 extra, I want to make sure the bike has the ABS without relying on the salesperson to say so.
thanks,
Bigrnm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2009, 10:02 AM   #8
Kenneth_Moore
Registered Member
 
Kenneth_Moore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: VIsiting the GIft Shop in the Pit of DIspair
Posts: 7,118
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigrnm View Post
It's not that I don't trust him, I just don't trust anyone. (haha) Like you said, I will be paying $1000 extra, I want to make sure the bike has the ABS without relying on the salesperson to say so.
thanks,
Write down the VIN from the frame of the bike. Walk to the dealer's parts counter and ask the guy there to check for you. You needn't say why.
__________________
www.kennethmoore.org
Kenneth_Moore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2009, 10:22 AM   #9
pushrod
Founding Member
 
pushrod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Baja 'Bama
Posts: 3,642
Default

Wait a second!

Are you trying to tell me that they sell a barge like a GoldWing without ABS!?
__________________
You would not understand,
this is not how I am...

I have become -
Comfortably Numb.
pushrod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2009, 10:33 AM   #10
Bigrnm
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 14
Default

Yes Pushrod, they do. Crazy huh?
Bigrnm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off