Last edited by happy wanderer; 02-26-2014 at 10:09 PM. Reason: 2002 has integral "whizzy" brake system
MJM - BeeCeeBeemers Motorcycle Club Vancouver B.C.
'81 R80G/S, '82 R100RS, '00 R1100RT
04 Rockster with removed ABS unit. It was fully functional at the time but slow speed breaking was very touchy and rolling the bike around the garage was scary. NO negative effects, it has been well documented. Just pretend is the 80's and the ABS wasn't invented yet, and buy yourself something nice for the saved money. Total cost $0.
Thank you and I do get your point also.
right body panel (X)
right pannier (X)
right turn signal (X)
TOTAL LOSS, NEXT.
If you really stop in the shortest distance you'll threshold brake and not allow the ABS to activate.
Takes some practice but is very effective.
It's all about the details.
My ABS failed on my 04 R1150RT, TOTAL BRAKE FAILURE, and the light came on. Fortunately for me, I had just taken off and was in first gear under 20mph when a van pulled out in front of me without looking. I nailed the brakes and there weren't any. Nearly hit the van in the driver door, and he never even looked or stopped. No time to honk. I swerved hard and just missed him by an inch or so. Very unnerving experience, and I've ridden 50 years. I checked fuses, etc and then took the bike to St Louis and they said the ABS computer failed. It took the better part of an afternoon, but I figured it out and removed the ABS system and even if BMW gave me a brand new unit for free, I'd never put it back on, even though I liked it very well when it worked. But now? I have separate F/R brakes that I won't have to wonder the next time I need to stop if they will fail. When it would fail next would forever would be on my mind if I replaced the ABS. If I'd been going even one or two mph faster, I would have wrecked. The NHTSA needs to address this issue, it is a known BMW defect.
Look up Mercedes SBC brake system. Similar issues.
Bottom line is that brake system should not have "failsafe" mode where the effort needed to operate the brakes is 10 times greater then "normal". This was an episode in German brake design that they couldn't sweep under the rug fast enough.
The fact that this is your only post ever (looks like) says a lot about your feelings on the subject.
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