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Old 08-07-2011, 01:46 PM   #7771
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I found a pretty good deal on a non ABS demo. So it's lead me to question how important ABS is to me. Anyone have advice on this matter?
Oh man this thread was starting to go downhill and this post just nudged it over the edge as it now degenerates into an ABS vs. non-ABS thread. I can see it coming...

It's simple. If you want ABS and think it's worth the premium, hold out. If you don't, buy the demo. Only you can decide how important ABS is to you. You know what it does and what it doesn't do.
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:48 PM   #7772
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I found a pretty good deal on a non ABS demo. So it's lead me to question how important ABS is to me. Anyone have advice on this matter?
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:51 PM   #7773
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:53 PM   #7774
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Oh man this thread was starting to go downhill and this post just nudged it over the edge as it now degenerates into an ABS vs. non-ABS thread. I can see it coming...

It's simple. If you want ABS and think it's worth the premium, hold out. If you don't, buy the demo. Only you can decide how important ABS is to you. You know what it does and what it doesn't do.
What would make it go up hill for you?
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:56 PM   #7775
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:00 PM   #7776
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I thought so, only real concern I suppose is resale value. If or when I go to sell it I'd have a limited market I'm guessing.
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:03 PM   #7777
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I thought so, only real concern I suppose is resale value. If or when I go to sell it I'd have a limited market I'm guessing.
I won't lie, Triumphs seem to have horrible resale value. The cure to that ? Don't sell just buy
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:09 PM   #7778
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For some reason I really want one even though I keep hearing negatives. Stalling issue, run hot, and now not so hot resale....ugh!
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:19 PM   #7779
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Oh man this thread was starting to go downhill and this post just nudged it over the edge as it now degenerates into an ABS vs. non-ABS thread. I can see it coming...

It's simple. If you want ABS and think it's worth the premium, hold out. If you don't, buy the demo. Only you can decide how important ABS is to you. You know what it does and what it doesn't do.
You get an insurance break if your bike is ABS capable!! I love ABS and insurance statistics shows 1/3 less chance of dieing for riders with less than 20 years riding experience.
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:21 PM   #7780
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I love ABS and insurance statistics shows 1/3 less chance of dieing for riders with less than 20 years riding experience in a bullshit study that was dismissed as flawed by the NTSB.
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:27 PM   #7781
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For some reason I really want one even though I keep hearing negatives. Stalling issue, run hot, and now not so hot resale....ugh!
1. The stalling issue does not affect all bikes. Mine has been flawless.

2. The 800's do not run hot; they throw off heat on rider which is very noticeable in hot weather. My XC has never run beyond the normal range even in 100+ F heat and in heavy suburban traffic.

3. The resale value affects you only if you swap bikes frequently.
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:30 PM   #7782
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You get an insurance break if your bike is ABS capable!! I love ABS and insurance statistics shows 1/3 less chance of dieing for riders with less than 20 years riding experience.
Good point. See that's what I'm talking about. Even if it is BS, it's BS that saves me money in the end.
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:41 PM   #7783
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Fixed.
Take it to the ABS thread and keep this about the Tiger
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:05 PM   #7784
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Sorry...I was talking about the tiger originally.
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:13 PM   #7785
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Sorry...I was talking about the tiger originally.
I was specifically referring to DAKEZ insistence on bringing his debate on the fundamentals of ABS into the thread, when his opinions have already been fully noted many times over in that parasite of a thread.

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