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    just hangin' out 2bikemike's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red100RT View Post
    Well, I'm glad you got something of value from my posts. I was through commenting on this thread but I got a question. What would you do if your rather expensive modulator gives up and you need to replace it? Would you consider your bikes market value before spending the big bucks or would you perhaps contemplate a neutering job? Really, if you are happy with your braking system by all means keep it with my blessings. If I still had my modulator I would for sure attempt to sell it to you.
    So you don't like whizzy brakes. OK. We get it. This ain't the first thread you stated your superior opinion of such. Move along ok?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2bikemike View Post
    So you don't like whizzy brakes. OK. We get it. This ain't the first thread you stated your superior opinion of such. Move along ok?
    ok


    p.s. Did I mention I don't like whizzy brakes?
    Last edited by Red100RT; 11-07-2012 at 04:04 AM.
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    Remove this thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Red100RT View Post
    ok


    p.s. Did I mention I don't like whizzy brakes?
    Will the moderator please remove this thread from the board.
    I did not intend to start a pissing contest about brakes
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    Quote Originally Posted by davesbmw View Post
    Will the moderator please remove this thread from the board.
    I did not intend to start a pissing contest about brakes
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    Morning Dave and I apologize for having pulled the thread off topic. You wanted technical info from people that had modified their bike's braking system and you didn't want to start a debate centered around ABS or no ABS. I hope one of my previous posts that touched on how to remove ABS helped you. Again, I'm sorry for getting carried away and off topic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANDYVH View Post
    Perhaps if it was so great BMW would have continued to develop it. But it only lasted about four years.
    You've come to a conclusion that suits your views.

    But, it's not reality.

    Fact of the matter is, linked brakes and ABS are still on the RTs. What's happened is a less expensive way to accomplish the same thing and that constitutes "development," too.

    As to whether the lever is "too sensitive," this one's hard for me to grasp as I've no problem with mine and in fact it never occured to me to even think that. And I sure didn't crash just blocks from the dealer on my first ride with it. Only bother for me is reduced braking with ignition off and that's pretty easy to adapt to. Also the maintenance is a little complicated, but it's also true there's very little maintenance required for an anvil.
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    [QUOTE=Red100RT;831087]Hello Dave,
    Yes, I totally removed the ABS system on my '04RT couple years ago and would do it again in a minute. Now I have very powerful and predictable brakes and I especially don't miss the linked brake feature./QUOTE]

    Very interesting. Could you tell me exactly how this is done? Perhaps some photos?
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    Evening Jeff,
    If you go back a few posts you can find one I wrote generally describing how ABS is removed from an R1150RT. I never took pictures and really you don't need them. If you would like to discuss this in more detail you can send me a PM.
    Last edited by Red100RT; 11-08-2012 at 05:56 AM.
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