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Old 08-03-2012, 03:52 PM   #121
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Its amazing how much you can do when you have no other choice. The best time to get the bike up is asap after the topple. Thats when you still have adrenalin pumping. Been there, done that.
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:27 PM   #122
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:13 PM   #123
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Is that your boat in the background as well
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:44 PM   #124
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Sure would be cool if!
1. There was a Traction Control over ride on the bars.
2. Rear brake was not hooked to the ABS. (Font is integrated so you would always have it)
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:34 PM   #125
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Sure would be cool if!
1. There was a Traction Control over ride on the bars.
2. Rear brake was not hooked to the ABS. (Font is integrated so you would always have it)
1) Until they come up with software patch to do it on the fly it wonlt get moved to the bars. BUT a few people have just wired the switch into a bar mount setup.

2) The rear will "drag" but not lock. But I really don't know how you are supposed to do that unless you are using some kind of radar or sonar pick up the actual bike speed. At the moment you have to use the difference between wheel speeds on any ABS OR the change in deceleration. Could lead to problems either way. Wheel speed sensors are cheap and reliable. Radar is expensive.

On the other hand the small percentage of people that needed the ABS disabled AFTER TRYING IT just spend a few bucks and disable it. It works in most placed you dare to take the bike. Some people find this hard to accept that it is a big improvement over a others that seem to have issues. It is becoming more common on the newer bikes for ABS to just work pretty well most places including moderately bad off road conditions. 90% of people don't care now. The ones that care to try that is. It seems to be the one of those "general rules" that people won't let go. I have seen people stop before approaching a gravel road to switch off ABS. I can tell you that you have to get a whole lot more gnarly before you need to switch it off on the S10.



However whether by really clever software or something else it would be good to let the rear "drag even more" without loosing the advantages of ABS on the front.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:19 PM   #126
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From what I've seen on your RR's I believe that is your bike's default position....



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Old 08-03-2012, 09:13 PM   #127
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Come on Pluric, even the friggin BOAT got farther than you did!
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:25 PM   #128
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Come on Pluric, even the friggin BOAT got farther than you did!
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:42 PM   #129
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Abs.

Right. You don't need to turn it off 99% of the time on dirt. The only time you can do better with it OFF is on a 1st gear slippery, muddy downhill. On any dirt/gravel road you will stop better/faster/harder with ABS left ON, especially on the S10 cause it just works so well. I love being able to beat my non ABS pal's bikes to the corners, cause I can brake later and not worry about locking up the rear wheel in the corner, loosing control. Leave it ON and enjoy the advantage!
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:37 AM   #130
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From what I've seen on your RR's I believe that is your bike's default position....



Now that you mention it......

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Come on Pluric, even the friggin BOAT got farther than you did!
Which boat? The white one or blue one?
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Old 08-04-2012, 01:23 PM   #131
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Come on Pluric, even the friggin BOAT got farther than you did!
Good point.

In fairness, just like the BMW and KTM on the ride, the boat had a trailer at one time too.
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:50 PM   #132
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Good point.

In fairness, just like the BMW and KTM on the ride, the boat had a trailer at one time too.
Ouch!
Surely SOMEBODY deserved that. :)
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:02 PM   #133
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My pet peeve is back. These shitty butter rims. After taking most the summer away
from the Beast the cooler weather got me out on an amazing ride yesterday.

Washing up this morning I could feel the flat spot on the rear wheel. This is getting
to be bullshit. It's the fourth time I will have sent wheels to Woody's to be fixed.



It does help that I can't remember the last time I had so much fun on a ride.
It almost made it worth it.
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:19 PM   #134
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My pet peeve is back. These shitty butter rims. After taking most the summer away
from the Beast the cooler weather got me out on an amazing ride yesterday.

Washing up this morning I could feel the flat spot on the rear wheel. This is getting
to be bullshit. It's the fourth time I will have sent wheels to Woody's to be fixed.



It does help that I can't remember the last time I had so much fun on a ride.
It almost made it worth it.
You do cover some pretty gnarly ground though..

What pressure are you running in the tires off-road Pluric?

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Old 09-15-2012, 07:28 PM   #135
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You do cover some pretty gnarly ground though..

What pressure are you running in the tires off-road Pluric?

Greg.
I just checked 30lbs. Normally I run at 40-42 rear and don't air down for dirt. Must have lost
some air waiting for cooler weather.

Here is the rear after 6,500 miles. Gravel and TC off are a little hard on tires.

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