Author Topic: Anyone used the ABS in anger?  (Read 3637 times)

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January 14, 2017, 10:58:35 AMReply #15 on

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Lucky bugger, all we've got is blizzards and road closures  :icon_cry: Enjoy.

I can see that Chris and I'm sure you're right, just never experienced it myself, even abusing the XC off road in my limited cack handed way. In fact I've only had ABS faults on my cars.
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Just to sort of go back to the point. My Explorer is my first ABS bike.  Just after I got it, I came across a Transit van parked at 90 degrees to the road having just exited a driveway and stalled.  This was on a blind left hander at 40mph.  If I'd been on the old Girly I'd have made a print in the van like Hans Solo in Carbonite.  On the Explorer I grabbed a big handful of front, felt the ABS kick in and was surprised to find I could still steer so went round the van.

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January 15, 2017, 09:11:59 PMReply #17 on

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I can tell you that buyers of second hand bikes generally don't want non ABS bikes. When I wanted to sell my first 800XC, every phone call I got they asked "is it ABS" and as soon as I said "no" they weren't interested. So I ended up selling it at rock bottom price to a dealer. :icon_evil:
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I can tell you that buyers of second hand bikes generally  don't  want non ABS bikes. When I wanted to sell my first 800XC, every phone call I got they asked "is it ABS" and as soon as I said "no" they weren't interested. So I ended up selling it at rock bottom price to a dealer. :icon_evil:

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January 16, 2017, 08:13:30 AMReply #19 on

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Same as electric suspension and cruise control I've no idea how anyone survives without them  :icon_rolleyes: