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Old 10-27-2008, 04:03 AM   #16
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ABS is great on the sealed non adventure bits and if you can handle a 10 second stop to turn it off go for it.
As for the weenies who can't pick their 1200's up they shouldn't be riding or need lessons. With the right technique any adult male with more than matchsticks for legs can pick one up.
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:32 AM   #17
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I interrupted the ground on the ABS fuse in the glovebox. Does this method stop the speedo from working? I used the fuse in the 'box as it only requires a foot of wire.
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:16 AM   #18
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Good to know

[quote=rgmax]The abs cycle time for the rear wheel is pretty slow. I've had the rear activate at low speed and found the slow cycle time to be sort of spooky.

The front on the other hand works well.
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That is reassuing. I have only had the bike 5 days and already managed to get the rear to activate twice on separate rides (damp road with a smattering of wet leaves). The ABS cycling was definitely much slower that my previous scoot, a K7 DL650. (That said the lever feel of the 990 is lightyears better!) I will have to find a deserted stretch somewhere and see what it takes to get the front to activate.
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Old 10-27-2008, 09:32 AM   #19
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I was hesitant about the ABS system mainly due to ignorance (I'd never had a bike with ABS before) but I think it'll work out just fine. Yeah, you have to stop the bike, turn the engine off, turn the key on, hold a button 3 seconds, then you can ride without ABS but it's not that big a deal. Like someone said 10 seconds and you're good to go.

The rear kicks in pretty easily IMO. Cycle time sounds about like someone knocking on a door. The front you've got to be HARD on the brakes to get it to kick in and when it does the cycle rate is much faster.

All in all I was very pleasantly surprised. I like it a lot.
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:55 AM   #20
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Same here, excellent front and just OK rear. The quick pulse on the front has already saved my a$$ twice in 6 months time (sliiiippery road downtown Athens)
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Old 10-27-2008, 05:33 PM   #21
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I interrupted the ground on the ABS fuse in the glovebox.
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Does this method stop the speedo from working?
I used the fuse in the 'box as it only requires a foot of wire.
Dunno, is that a rhetorical But your solution sounds perfect. You fitted a switch somewhere? At 300mm, that's the bars.
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