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Old 08-31-2013, 06:46 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by hippiebrian View Post
abs wouldn't have stopped this.
In my experience with ABS on dirt (F650GSD), the ABS releases so much brake when you transition from pavement to dirt under hard braking, it's almost like no braking at all.

She may not have low-sided, but she might have run wide and gone into the left ditch. It's a weird feeling to be pulling the brake lever and lose all braking power.

The lady really needs to learn to transition from front to rear brake in relatively low-speed maneuvers like this. There are other places where sand and oil will get you when using too much front brake: Gas Station parking lots, and intersections on city streets.

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