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Old 08-02-2009, 12:48 AM   #121
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abs brakes are excellent for control and braking under hazardous condition such as wet pavement, dirt/gravel, icy condition, while leaning over or etc...
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:37 AM   #122
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Originally Posted by AJFLo View Post
Well if its rider error, then why do ABS brakes on bikes not stop extremely better than non ABS brakes?
ABS brakes only keep the brakes from locking up. They do not magically increase the braking force, the brake swept area or the contact patch of your tires.

All ABS does is prevent lockup. That's it. In dry conditions with the brakes properly modulated, a NON-ABS bike can actually stop in shorter distances by locking the wheels. I said CAN - not that it WILL.

ABS is a mixed blessing. For a good rider they allow him to ride better in poor conditions. For an average rider, they make him think he doesn't have to learn the proper way to brake.
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:37 AM   #123
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If both tires are skidding on the pavement they will provide the least friction and stopping power.
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:31 AM   #124
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I use both brakes every time I come to a stop. If I'm out in the twisties its usually just the front brake to set entry speed. When I first started riding I locked up the back quite often and after a year of practicing and testing the limits I haven't had a rear lock up even under extreme braking conditions.
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