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Do I really need an ABS ?

HarleyHare

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No, you don't need ABS (or "an ABS") and you don't need a condom either.....if you are really skilled. Good luck with either!
 

Trials

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one finger brakes

and hold the bs for me thx.
 
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CriticalCore

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After just locking my front brakes , I'll take abs on my next bike 199% ... Left foot slammed the pavement probably kept me upright as I let go of the brake and ran a yellow turned red. Goddam I'm glad that nothing else happend.
 
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HarleyHare

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After just locking my front brakes , I'll take abs on my next bike 199% ...
ABS in a car is excellent, but on a bike it should be mandatory. A car will stay upright and skid without ABS and potentially no damage, a bike will likely hit the pavement and do much more harm and injury.
 

Low rider

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ABS in a car is excellent, but on a bike it should be mandatory. A car will stay upright and skid without ABS and potentially no damage, a bike will likely hit the pavement and do much more harm and injury.
If forced to buy a new bike with ABS it will be the first thing I disable as soon as it gets to my garage after the ride home from the dealer
 

Low rider

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After just locking my front brakes , I'll take abs on my next bike 199% ... Left foot slammed the pavement probably kept me upright as I let go of the brake and ran a yellow turned red. Goddam I'm glad that nothing else happend.
Most people take that as a learning experience and learn from their mistakes.
If you want to become a better rider, learn brake control.
 

Evoex

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Most people take that as a learning experience and learn from their mistakes.
If you want to become a better rider, learn brake control.
Oh black kettle, where are thou?
 

Trials

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ABS Would be awesome on a monowheel.

:unsure:can you ride a mono wheel on the street or is that automatically a stunting charge?
 

MAD_MAX333

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I was picking between a R3 abs and non abs like yourself. If you have the rider training and proper gear AND can afford abs? By all means I think you should get it. If u can only afford some stuff? Get rider training and proper gear.

Problem with R3 is that it's pretty peppy and fast for a beginner bike, honestly it's plenty fast for me. So combine lack of experience and pretty fast acceleration for a beginner bike and you could get into some hairy situations. Ive only used abs a couple times during hard breaking but I'm glad I had it.
 

jemlinus

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Just do the math. If you drop that bike while riding just once, it will cost you $500+ to fix it. And the possibility of an accident because you dropped that bike is pretty good.

If you can't afford $1000, just get a part-time job.
 

Trials

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If forced to buy a new bike with ABS it will be the first thing I disable as soon as it gets to my garage after the ride home from the dealer
You would need to obsolete a load of plumbing and valves and sensor stuff too. and probably a warning light on the dashboard.
 

Trials

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Would that not leave you with a lot of brake hydraulics connected, air anywhere in the system is going to mush both brakes unless the valves are all fully operating, yes? If you run new brake lines directly from the master to the callipers and bypass all the original stuff between the front and rear I can see that working, should be reversible too if you don't mess up the ABS stuff.
 

r3r3r3

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I know on the KTM RC390 (and probably the rest of the recent KTM streetbike lineup) the ABS can just be disabled via the dash. Not sure why every other manufacturer doesn't do this. As far as I know pulling the fuse is the "trackday solution" most people do.
 

Evoex

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I know on the KTM RC390 (and probably the rest of the recent KTM streetbike lineup) the ABS can just be disabled via the dash. Not sure why every other manufacturer doesn't do this. As far as I know pulling the fuse is the "trackday solution" most people do.
isn't only only rear disable? at least on the super duke and i think the 790.
 

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