Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Central Illinois
Nice link SB. I get it. ABS = good. I owned and rode one of the Harleys equipped with ABS and can say that it responded well to emergency stops but was less than impressive under non-emergency conditions. I don't know how it is around you but around here there are stop signs out in the country with rumble strips in front of them to wake up a rider/driver. Whenever I stopped at one of those on my HD I got to feel the ABS preventing me stopping right. That is right. It interfered with my braking and tried to send me right through the stop sign without letting me stop. It seems that the software was reading the peaks and valleys of wheel speed as a loss of traction so it removed braking forces from my wheels. I came way too close to going through those stop signs without stopping to suit me.
I much prefer the ABS on my Vision that lets me actually stop on those rumble strips. It probably works almost as well in an emergency stop as the HD one but does not give false "locked wheel" signals to the ABS computer.
Present ride - 2013 Victory Vision, black, ATW at +3, Lloydz air filter and adjustable intake, PC5, 30,xxx miles