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Old 03-31-2010, 01:43 PM   #1
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F650/800GS ABS--Anybody tried it out yet?

I just bought an 09F650 Twin and it came with ABS. I'm familiar with this in my car, mostly in the winter time. Is the ABS on my bike similar to the ABS on my car? It took me a while to get used to ABS in my car, I grew up pumping the brakes on snowy roads to prevent the wheels from locking up. I've used it a few times now, in the car, with success. The car stayed in a straight line and the tires didn't lock up.

So what's this like on my bike? I haven't practiced any panic stops yet. I wanted to get some insight before I hit heavy on the brakes.

Anyone used it yet? Words of wisdom? Did it work? Is this all a big farse?

I live in the deep woods of Maine where the moose like to play in the road. So odds are that one day I'll need to stop hard and fast.

Whaddya think?

Oh, and the ABS button, I've been keeping mine on all the time. What are some instances when I would want to turn it off?

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