Harley Davidson ABS lawsuit - does this guy have a case?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by John Smallberries, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. car94

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    :DYay the Jury system in Ca Actually worked twice this month!!:1drink

    Swing and a Miss If the dumb twat had taken the 900k up front she would have been debt free it looks like! Money ahead in my book. But her scumbag lawyer who just cost all M/C enthusiast's more money would have had her file bankruptcy either way, to avoid paying her medical bills.:deal
    Now Harley raise's there aleady overinflated prices by a little to cover the cost of the lawyer. Did you notice that they hired a local guy! I think that tells you that they never had a doubt that this was gonna be a winner for them! Otherwise they would have had one of there NY big shot lawyer's handle it.
  2. LittleRedToyota

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    agreed.

    those who don't learn/practice proper braking technique because they have linked brakes are idiots, too. :D :freaky
  3. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    If they knew it was gonna be a winner then why the $900,000 offer before trial?
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    What they thought the negative publicity pre-trial would cost them!
  5. EricD10563

    EricD10563 Been here awhile

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    I agree, this is my first bike with ABS and within two weeks I was in a parking lot learning what it felt like when ABS kicked in, then learnig to have some trust in it and it takes trust when you are basically trying to lock up the front wheel of big heavy bike (rear is easy and a good place to start). It took a lot of time and even today it's hard to un-train all the years of non-abs. ABS brakes require training more than some realize as do non-abs brakes. I couldn't imgaine experiencing ABS for the first time becuase it was necessary. BTW I like having ABS and I think it has saved my butt a couple of times, but will never know for sure because ABS did the job for me.
  6. duck

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    Why do people assume that the sales person even knew if the bike had ABS? It's possible that he's just as ignorant as the guy he sold the bike to.

    Just sayin.....
  7. dillon

    dillon Low Speed, High Drag

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    If the ABS light lit up on start up then yeah maybe HD should pay a bit as that would lead anyone to think there was ABS, and I brake a hell of a lot different on an ABS bike than on my non ABS bikes. If theres just the "dummy" indicator that never lights up, then I hope HD doesnt pay a cent. However if I were HD reguardless of the outcome I would change things, so only ABS equipped bikes have the indicator. On Kawasakis there are spots for things like ABS lights or check engine lights, but on bikes without that equipment, it is a black blank, not even a hint of the indicator is there. Might be a good idea heading forward...
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  9. dwoodward

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    Thanks. There's a fair number of people who show up for a class knowing that braking is a skill we're going to work on that don't even know if they have ABS- and unlike probably a lot of people here, a lot of people that have it have never tried it. We encourage that- so they know what it feels like and they can stop being afraid of it.
  10. trc.rhubarb

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    Hey Dakez,
    Don't forget the frickin wire that goes to the brakes :) Can't miss that even if you can't see the reluctor ring.
    Of course, there is the light, the purchase order, the build sheet...

    Dumb is dumb... I wonder if this has happened with cars.
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    CARS HAVE ABS???:huh:norton I'm sueing Ford:eek1
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    I know someone who was sure his car had a TPMS because the owner's manual talked about it. When I pointed out he had an almost flat front tire, he assured me I was wrong because the warning light didn't come on. I suggested his warning light was broken. So he drove to the dealership (flat tire and all) to get that checked out.... :baldy

    I also met a person who complained that her power steering didn't work unless her front tires were at 90 PSI :huh Yep- no power steering in a '79 Corolla.

    (edited to fix gender issues...)
  13. Schlug

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    put something on and stay in that position.
    why in the world would you bump this after two and a half years with nothing new to add?

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    If your too dumb to read the owners manual you're too dumb to own a motorcycle. Not new but a largely ignored fact.
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    After two and a half years it needs a synthetic oil change.
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    Unfortunately you only need money or credit to buy a bike. No ability or brains , just like cars. Ever see the shopping cart traffic jams at the grocery store? Most of those people drove there in cars.:rofl
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    UH? Yea, Why would You!! :deal
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    On another note does anyone know how the BMW Boner case turned out?:ear
  18. Schlug

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    wasn't me, joe. The noob who resurrected this thread deleted his post.

    what a scrot.
  19. viverrid

    viverrid not dead yet

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    The first time my wife had her car ABS come on, driving in snow (this was several years ago), the first thing she did was let go of the brakes so it wouldn't do that any more. She had no idea what it was, thought the buzzing/pulsating she felt in the pedal meant she was doing something bad to the brake and she should get off it. Like she should just crash into the cars stopped in front of her, without braking. Luckily I was with her and told her to push the brake pedal "to the floor" and KEEP IT THERE no matter what noise it made. Quickest way I could find to convey the general concept of what was needed to prevent us from crashing into the cars already stopped for the red light.