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Thanks guys for taking an interest.It is the possibility of throwing a digital wrench into the ECU, that I fear the most.If I were to de activate the system with a fuse pull, I would also want the hardware gone as well.
Wouldn't pulling the fuse be a good first test before molesting any hardware?
Huzo - how do you compare the Norge ABS to the V85TT's? Could it be that the Norge's older tech is to blame or would you also consider removing it from the V85?Like Swede I've found that older ABS systems are more noticeable / intrusive than newer systems. The ABS on my older BMW's (K1200LT and F650GS) was intrusive and released way too much braking when it engaged, but the last two systems on my V7 III and V85TT feel much more 'natural'.
To each his own. We all choose our risk profile. But since you raised the topic of ABS, I’ll throw in my 2 cents. Prior to about 1:30 pm on March 6, 2022, I was not really a fan of ABS. I’d ridden 40 years without them. I was “good.” Plus, I had a bad experience on a 2007 BMW F800S with ABS, that would defeat the brakes too aggressively over bumps, and once refused to brake while I was descending a gravel driveway leaving the Lindale Guzzi rally. My world changed on March 6. I locked up the front on a wet road, tossed my beloved V7 down the street, and broke all the bones in my right ankle. Much pain, anguish, and lost work. I personally will never ride a bike without ABS. The V7 is out of service. I’m selling the Ducati 900SS and the BMW F650 because they lack ABS. ABS would have totally prevented my spill. Which in the grand scheme of things was minor—just a broken ankle. But I pondered all the tens of thousands of miles I ride, at high speed, urban traffic, unknown road traction, rain, slush, etc. A lock-up under other conditions could have killed me.I’m on a 2019 Kawasaki Z900 now precisely because I wanted modern ABS. It is seamless. Far better than my old BMW. I spoke with the engineer who wrote the most recent SAE paper on motorcycle ABS brakes. He analyzed the tech. Did a lot of testing. The results are clear to me; these is minimal downside and huge upside. Even professional racers, on known dry pavement, cannot “beat” the ABS system. Just my thoughts on ABS. And I’m fully aware that had I read this post a year ago I would have discounted it. I figured I was “too good” and “too experienced” to need ABS. I no longer hold that delusion.
>SNIP<Same with the quick shifter on the V100, I would opt to not have it, even if it was free. I just don’t want potential gremlins if I can side step them.
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