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Offline Camper Dave

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« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2009, 09:43:00 am »
Hey look.. The roads are nice and wet, covered with leaves! I think I'll go out today and practice maximum braking in the corners :confuse:    Gee, I wish I had ABS... cause I'm not Ricky-racer... I don't practice nothing! I just like to ride ;)     Oh... to answer the question... No, I can't loose what I don't got!  Dave Muir  1980 LTD1000 - Rocket  1999 Concours - Rocket II  1997 Dyna - wife's  CT-COG #3649
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« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2009, 08:08:00 pm »
Sly & Bob... I agree with the studies. I am not questioning the benefits of ABS.     Let me rephrase my question.     Without any other consideration (like never buying a non-ABS bike again)... Will riders presently have ABS have worse braking skills if their next bike does not have ABS?        --  Steve Smith, COG #3184  COG Northeast Area Director  (somewhere in south central CT)    If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.  
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« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2009, 02:31:00 am »
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« Reply #28 on: October 11, 2009, 09:06:00 am »
Quote:   "Without any other consideration (like never buying a non-ABS bike again)... Will riders presently have ABS have worse braking skills if their next bike does not have ABS?"          I can see where as someone now having ABS (might) let there guard down a little by having ABS. They might start to depend on the ABS a little too much. Which in return would be considered lessor braking skills.    But what could be worse yet would be if they went back to a non-ABS bike after becoming more lax on their braking technique. Then I could see that their braking skills (might) worsen. Hopefully they wouldn't let that happen in the first place. But if they did, again hopefully they would get right on the stick and start honing their skills. For now they don't have the ABS as a back up.   I might have an advantage in not letting that happen. I've had a bad accident even though I practiced my braking skills. But I still wound up locking my rear on the C10 in gravel and dirt. The result wasn't pretty. So I try not to get lax on braking techniques on my C14ABS. Plus my second bike (A Kawasaki Mean Streak) doesn't have ABS. It does have ZX9 brakes, but they don't stop a 700lb motorcycle as good as the 400-500lb bike they were designed for. It also doesn't have ABS to fall back on. So I must keep up my braking skills to protect myself as much as possible.    Although even if I only had the C14. I would still try to keep up the skills and not become too dependent on the ABS. I figure that the more weapons you have in your arsenal, the better your defence should be.                Bionic Bob  COG & AMA member  First C14 CDA member #0220  2008 C14 & 2003 Mean Streak    
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