Thread: ABS off road??
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:34 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by OrangeYZ View Post
Chances are, turning off your ignition key will deactivate the ABS system and you can lock'em up all you want. Works for my Tiger 800XC.
And if you're going down a hill like in the video, you don't need or even want the motor on anyway.
It works on the F800GS, too.

The one time I needed to do this, I didn't have a spare hand to turn the key for a few seconds. Steep hill, got up quite a head of steam in those few seconds with absolutely zero braking....

Plowing a dam of dirt in front of the tire isn't it, at least not always. It happens in solid rocks as well as hard packed washboards. It's just that the tire is not contacting the ground firmly, like in between rocks or washboards, the ABS detects this lack of traction and releases the brakes completely. You feel it in the levers. Like I said, ZERO brakes at times.
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