Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: ABS question

  1. #1
    Nick Kennedy
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Telluride Colorado
    Posts
    125

    ABS question

    Hi Gents
    Starting to consider a purchase of a late model [ 1990- 95 ] R 100 RT.

    Did any of these come with ABS?

    Is there year out there that is " The Best"?

    Nick Kennedy
    1978 R 80/7
    1990 K75 RT

  2. #2
    Registered User arhd63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    47

    Abs

    No ABS on airheads, 1995 the best its the last year.

  3. #3
    advrider.com
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    3,192
    Avoid the '74 models. If you ride one, it will immediately explode in flames because of it's slightly different transmission internals and front axle, and you won't be able to stop from riding off the edge of the nearby cliff because of the sub-par ATE (non-ABS) brakes and one-year-only non-drilled rotors.

    Trust me. I have three of them.

  4. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    B.P., MN
    Posts
    742
    Less well braced crankcase has got me worried, not. When you manage to sit on those '74's all day, they always seem to arrive with, what else, the new bikes. Rear-end finally showed a slight weep at internal seal, just another little fixer-upper this winter. A bike is a bike if you like it and gets you there. Smok'em if you gottem.

  5. #5
    Registered User jad01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Houston, TX or Portland, OR
    Posts
    338
    Quote Originally Posted by crazydrummerdude View Post
    sub-par ATE (non-ABS) brakes
    And here I had been going on about how my single disc, ATE- equipped bike came with the first factory installed antilock braking kit! Just the ticket for the tire-shredding horsepower...
    Jim
    '78 R80/7 and '84 R100RS (Blues Brothers), '86 K75C (Icy Hot)
    '90 and '93 Mazda Miatas (Jelly Bean and Red Hot), '02 325ci (Blue Streak)
    '96 Giant Upland (big Kendas & freshly greased bearings!)

  6. #6
    Nick Kennedy
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Telluride Colorado
    Posts
    125
    OK

    No ABS

    Copy that.

    I can live with that. Sort of..

    And thanks for the sage advice to avoid the '74 era!

    That's some good stuff, yes sir.

    Nick Kennedy

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •