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Old 02-20-2013, 08:19 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by JRWooden View Post
Good advice Steve!

I've been riding many years, but this is my first ABS bike, and I am mildly embarrassed to say I had not considered killing the engine...

You turned it off at the key yes?

Now I am wondering if ABS works with key-on and engine killed via kill-switch or a stall................
Hi Mr Wooden, Sir, nice to see you!

I admit, taking one hand off the bar while going down a hill with midsize gravel is definitely a challenge, but much better to risk going down instead of running over a busy road and being hit by a car. I turned the kill-switch not the key. The engine immediately died allowing me to lock the rear wheel, I did not care about the clutch and the engaged gear as I needed all my concentration to slow down the front wheel close to its locking limit. I just made it. I was amazed and all I needed to do was calm down and head home for fresh underwear
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