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Old 03-06-2010, 02:10 PM   #20
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Umeň, Sweden
Oddometer: 141
Originally Posted by DolphinJohn
I'm on my second set of TKC's and the ABS works just fine.
Have You compared Your how long it takes to stop the bike with/without ABS when You have knobbies on? Try it on tarmac and You're in for a surprise. I bet You will stop faster whith the ABS disabled (under controlled circumstanses). At least I do.

I'm not that impressed with the ABS on the F800 when running on knobbies. I think it's to sensitive for knobbies since they loose grip faster than a road tire. To me it seems as the ABS kicks in "between the knobs". I like the ABS on my 650GS thumper better since it let's the tire lock a split second longer between the ABS pulses which gives better brake performance with knobbies. I think the ABS pulses are slower on my 650GS and that's why I think it performs better with knobby tires than the F800.

Having said this I still think there are advantages with the ABS on the F800 compared to not having ABS. But I think BMW could do a better job on the ABS of the F800.
Umeň, Sweden
BMW F650GS -05, F800GS -08
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