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Offline raski66

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ABS or no ABS?
« on: November 12, 2019, 03:40:15 PM »
That is the question.

Obviously ABS adds significant safety to street riding and I really want this feature. Especially because it's only $300 more MSRP. So price is not the issue.

My only hesitation is if I am going to do any off-roading it sounds like ABS is not desirable and on the X you can't turn it off.

Any opinions / advise would be welcomed.

thanks!

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Re: ABS or no ABS?
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2019, 04:15:36 PM »
*Originally Posted by skidooboy

Buy an abs model. If you are out riding and want to shut off abs, just lock the front down on a loose surface and spin the back wheel hard for like 3 seconds. The abs light on the dash starts blinking, and the system shuts off. You can manual brake till your heart's content.. Then... when you get back to ABS friendly terrain, shut your engine off, and your abs will operate as normal after startup.
 
ABS really is the best choice. It's a wonderful invention. It saves lives.

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Re: ABS or no ABS?
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2019, 04:46:06 PM »
Interesting, I didn't realize I will be able to do that. So just to clarify - On gravel, Lock the front brake, Give it gas hard for 3 seconds - this effectively turns off ABS on the X. Did I get this right?

This is great, my decision is made - ABS it is!

Thanks catstevecam!
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Re: ABS or no ABS?
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2019, 05:15:56 PM »
Or just take out the fuse for the ABS. Or buy a switch from rally raid that you can put on your handlebars and turn it on and off at will.
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Re: ABS or no ABS?
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2019, 07:02:56 PM »
Oh nice! Glad there are options. When you read reviews and articles about the bike, it's never mentioned that you can do that. For obvious reasons I guess...

Thanks all!

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Re: ABS or no ABS?
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2019, 08:33:54 PM »
Or just leave it on. Honda ABS is really good and has saved me a couple of times off road. I can only imagine something like a steep muddy downhill where it might get a bit out of sorts.

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Re: ABS or no ABS?
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2019, 09:51:29 PM »
ABS on a motorcycle is like wearing a parachute on a commercial airliner.
When that plane blows up at 30,000 feet, your toast no matter what.
And, when that jerk pulls out in front of you at the last second, all
the ABS in the World isn't saving your ass.
If ABS is so good, why do all the cars ("Which all have ABS now") keep
smashing into each other?
Because of stupid drivers, the same one's that are going to tell the Police they never saw you, and their sorry!! While if your lucky your in an ambulance going to the Hospital, and not covered with a sheet!!
You don't need ABS on a motorcycle, just "Always Be Safe".
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« Last Edit: November 12, 2019, 10:05:39 PM by choyashi »

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Re: ABS or no ABS?
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2019, 10:32:16 PM »
*Originally Posted by choyashi [+]
If ABS is so good, why do all the cars ("Which all have ABS now") keep
smashing into each other?
Well... When i got my first abs car it save me.
Driving on the highway, i take the highway exit after passing a truck, but all the cars were stopped in the exit! I had set the braking on the floor, thanks to the ABS i didn't play bowling with cars... :430:
It's the first and last time i used it. Just once, only once, but the once it was necessary. Never do a mistake like that after, and i hate tailgating so always have time to brake.
Now my new car don't have...


Another story, only two weeks ago...
I was with the CB on a litle road of the countryside, lots of curves and turns. Suddenly a car arriving to fast in front of me and coming out in uncontrolled drifting :005: . He don't swept me because the ESP-electronic Stability Programm-has taked the hand and has kept the car in his lane and safe. Time to short for me to do anything.
So the electronic of another vehicle save me from the stupidity of his owner.
I love that :062:.

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Re: ABS or no ABS?
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2019, 12:34:51 AM »
*Originally Posted by choyashi [+]
ABS on a motorcycle is like wearing a parachute on a commercial airliner...
wrong metafore, ABS may be more like wearing a helmet or a safety belt; it may not save you from bad drivers, yourself included and is insensate not to use it (and I did drive all terrain motorcycles for 30 years without ABS) Honda current ABS is really good HAVE IT!! USE IT!!
« Last Edit: November 13, 2019, 12:41:09 AM by Ponzan »
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Re: ABS or no ABS?
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2019, 11:20:48 AM »
OK - my take - would you drive without putting your seat belt on ?
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