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Old 09-26-2012, 08:05 AM   #1352
Fair/Not Balanced
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Joined: Jul 2007
Location: North Georgia Mountains...yeah heaven!
Oddometer: 352
Originally Posted by burmbuster View Post
Turning my ABS off actually helped cause my first and only spill on the Tiger. Stopping on a loose grave road to adjust something and right before coming to a complete stop the front binders locked up. Instant wheel tuck and down I went traveling at about 2 mph. Lesson learned.
I will turn it off for riding off road hill country but other than that it stays on.
Classic...watched a friend on his GS do the same thing right in front of me a few weeks ago...wish I'd had the GoPro running! Lesson learned? Lay off the front brake when coming to a stop on gravel...ABS or no...bad habit.

I'm pretty impressed with the way the ABS works off-road and I rarely turn it off just because it's such a pain. Like others have mentioned, I will definitely stop and turn it off if I have to navigate a steep downhill section.

Tom Stites - Dawsonville, GA -
'11 Triumph Tiger 800XC ABS
'97 BMW R1100RT
'06 Suzuki DRz400s
'08 Yamaha WR250R
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