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Offline antibus

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Traction control and ABS
« on: September 03, 2016, 01:12:33 am »
While riding I encountered a hail storm piling up hail to look like snow an inch deep. It happened heading into Dallas and is likely a known weather patter although I am not from the area. Riding conservatively and prepared for rain I was surprised at the hail and quickly pulled over, however the depth of it piled up quickly requiring both traction control and ABS before I safely got to the shoulder. Area riders would have likely easily recognized and avoided such a scenario, however I am very glad my ignorant hind quarters was covered by these two safety features.
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Re: Traction control and ABS
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2016, 01:15:20 am »
Happy you and bike are OK. Hail in the southeast typically precede are a part of a tornado-type weather
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Re: Traction control and ABS
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2016, 02:06:37 am »
Hi,
        I guess I'm going to get in trouble over this but....

When someone tells me they found a deal on a 2008/9 C14, but it has no ABS....

My advice is to find another deal, on one that does?

To each their own, but I think one is better buying a used 2010+ bike,  altogether!!! ;D
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Re: Traction control and ABS
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2016, 02:43:34 am »
I think the Heat coming off a 2008-9 model would melt the hail before becoming dangerous  :rotflmao:
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Re: Traction control and ABS
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2016, 03:57:11 am »
I think the Heat coming off a 2008-9 model would melt the hail before becoming dangerous  :rotflmao:

 :rotflmao: :o ;D :great: :beerchug:
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Re: Traction control and ABS
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2016, 04:43:11 am »
Some years ago when I heard of ABS or traction control on bikes, I thought "what overkill". Bought my '12 new and love both accessories. :motonoises:
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Re: Traction control and ABS
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2016, 12:10:40 am »
Its not important until it's important.
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