Originally Posted by viverrid
But substitute your wife for that guy and people have been saying all that to me.
And I don't necessarily agree with everybody here.
I don't believe that ABS would have saved her when pulling off into the dirt while braking and turning, and I think it would be good if there were a better way to teach riders about spotting low traction conditions. Too many don't seem to understand how to tell when traction is going to be less and what you can and can't get away with when you have lower traction.
If I were in your situation, I would discuss traction with my wife, and would be thankful for a wife who actually likes to ride (mine doesn't want anything to do with being on a motorcycle).