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    Why ABS on an offroad bike is a bad idea

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrD65i3FUcU&feature=user

    That's what happens when you forget to hit the OFF button

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    that coulda gotten ugly

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    looked like a clean shot to me

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    What does the abs comment has to do with this ???

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    cause it wouldn't lock the tires up - bike is going to roll down that hill no matter what the rider does

    sometimes locking up the rear and sloooowly sliding down a stretch of road might be easier than not being able to lock up the rear, or front for that matter.

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    HAHAHAHAHA......I bet he was really shitting himself !! Thats was too much fun....

    Fuck, just picking those things up is a bitch.

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    ABS saved his ass, in my opinion.

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    Skill > ABS. Leave that shit for mini vans.

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    [quote=svfox;1113713]cause it wouldn't lock the tires up - bike is going to roll down that hill no matter what the rider does

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    Ok,

    I have ABS on my truck, according to you, when i brake, my truck will keep on going because ABS will not stop my truck!!!!!

    Holly shit, I never realized that.

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    Have you seen some of these SUV's with "Hill Decent" options on them....

    It does electronically what NORMAL SKILLED people have been doing for years, gear down and use the brakes.....I never saw the point to all that BS. How does this crap make 'better' drivers....????

    I don't think it does.

    It a panic situation....the ABS will allow you to steer to avoid the collision...anyone on here seen anyone steer to avoid something??

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    I think it had more to with a crappy rider than the bike itself.

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    I never thought of it on downhill dirt, but ABS in general seems to be better option on wet pavement:
    http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=-Zv3Sa...eature=related

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    [QUOTE=Shovelhead;1114404]
    Quote Originally Posted by svfox View Post
    cause it wouldn't lock the tires up - bike is going to roll down that hill no matter what the rider does

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    Ok,

    I have ABS on my truck, according to you, when i brake, my truck will keep on going because ABS will not stop my truck!!!!!

    Holly shit, I never realized that.
    heh i dunno, taking the abs unit off of k1200's seems to be pretty common over at advrider so i think it has something to do with it.

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    Probably so they can do burnouts....

    abs will only lock up the wheels if both aren't turning.... so if he was just using his rear brake... trying to lock it up it wouldn't happen... he would need to lock up both wheels at once


    sorta why abs doesn't work on ice..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverik View Post
    I never thought of it on downhill dirt, but ABS in general seems to be better option on wet pavement:
    http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=-Zv3Sa...eature=related
    The problem here is he purposely locked up the front brake.
    Any skilled rider could have stopped as fast without the ABS without highsiding.

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