Cruise and ABS - Page 2 : V-Twin Forum: Harley Davidson Forums
» Sponsors

» Insurance
Go Back   V-Twin Forum : Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Forums > General Discussion Forums > Harley-Davidson Touring
New User? Register Forgot Password

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-06-2012, 12:58 PM   #16 (permalink)
IronButt
 
baggerman11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Wesley Chapel, Fl
Posts: 555
baggerman11 wants to know Dino or Syn?
thumbs up to both, abs is great in rain, cruise is great on long trips. see ya in sturgis this year.
__________________
Old Fart Living the Dream
baggerman11 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-06-2012, 01:04 PM   #17 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 6,957
Michael Psycle is reading this now saying WTF is this?
Quote:
Originally Posted by BUBBIE View Post
NO on ABS, Just MY Opinion.
If I want to lock-up front OR back brakes, that is what I Want To Do.
I cannot think of a situation where I would personally want to lock up my front brake while riding. A couple of years ago I locked up the front brake in an emergency stop and just managed to not drop the bike. That sealed it for me. ABS on my next bike for sure.

The same is true for any car I might buy in the future. It will have both ABS and cruise control (plus traction control, stability control and a whole lot of airbags). I like what modern technology has to for riding and driving. And I subscribe to the ATGATT philosophy (All The Gear, All The Time).
Michael Psycle is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-06-2012, 01:34 PM   #18 (permalink)
IronButt
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: SE Az.
Posts: 175
BUBBIE wants to know Dino or Syn?
That is Why they are called Optional CHOICE.

Choice for one rider may not be for the other rider.

I CAN work on my Own brakes but not IF ABS...

Just another reason FOR Me.

signed....BUBBIE

Besides,,,,,I like that ABS Box for my tuner,,,: Dobeck Gen4
BUBBIE is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-06-2012, 09:18 PM   #19 (permalink)
Seasoned Rider
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 35
B1gfun wants to know Dino or Syn?
Putting cruise on this winter. ABS saved me too. Would have either laid it down or t boned an little old lady. It literally saved my life!
B1gfun is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-06-2012, 09:45 PM   #20 (permalink)
Who Cares
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Central CA coast
Posts: 263
any4xx wants to know Dino or Syn?
Okay... Now for a REALLY stupid question:
Does HD put ABS only on the rear? I was at a dealership today looking at new bikes. Several had tags indicating they were equipped with ABS. Being somewhat of a techno, I wanted to see how it worked. I only looked at the front brakes on a few bikes. There were no obvious wheel sensors. The brake line ran from the master cylinder right to the calipers without anything in the middle. I saw nothing that indicated any sort of ABS system. I got distracted before I could get on the floor to inspect the rear brakes.

Thoughts?


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com Free App

Last edited by any4xx; 12-06-2012 at 09:49 PM.
any4xx is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-06-2012, 11:53 PM   #21 (permalink)
IronButt
 
gusotto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Eastern Iowa
Posts: 540
gusotto wants to know Dino or Syn?
A quick way to see if a bike has ABS is look at the right side of the neck when the wheel is turned left.
There are two lines going forward. ABS has them. Non-ABS is missing them.

You can walk along the bike line-up at the showroom and at a quick glance, see how the bikes are equipped.
gusotto is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2012, 06:07 AM   #22 (permalink)
IronButt
 
huskerbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Fayetteville, NC.
Posts: 1,023
huskerbob is reading this now saying WTF is this?
Quote:
Originally Posted by any4xx View Post
Okay... Now for a REALLY stupid question:
Does HD put ABS only on the rear? I was at a dealership today looking at new bikes. Several had tags indicating they were equipped with ABS. Being somewhat of a techno, I wanted to see how it worked. I only looked at the front brakes on a few bikes. There were no obvious wheel sensors. The brake line ran from the master cylinder right to the calipers without anything in the middle. I saw nothing that indicated any sort of ABS system. I got distracted before I could get on the floor to inspect the rear brakes.

Thoughts?


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com Free App
front and rear are ABS
huskerbob is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2012, 06:31 AM   #23 (permalink)
IronButt
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Dixie Land
Posts: 660
lonslo wants to know Dino or Syn?
I put a toggle switch on my RK so that I can turn ABS on or off at my discretion. There are times that I dont want it, such as washboard dirt road or riding in deep sand. I love ABS in the rain, definetly works.
lonslo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2012, 09:15 AM   #24 (permalink)
FNG :)
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: florida
Posts: 3
cpratt1 wants to know Dino or Syn?
I can stop faster without abs, in perfect conditions. I ride in trafic a lot and dont see perfect conditions very often. the abs has saved me many times. I wont buy another bike without it. The cruise is very nice to have.
cpratt1 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2012, 04:49 PM   #25 (permalink)
Seasoned Rider
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: BC
Posts: 60
JockWhisky wants to know Dino or Syn?
You guys are magic. Thanks for the opinions. I live on the west (wet) coast so I'll probably go with ABS. Sounds like the cruise is a good deal for longer trips.

JW
JockWhisky is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2012, 05:52 PM   #26 (permalink)
IronButt
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: SE Az.
Posts: 175
BUBBIE wants to know Dino or Syn?
Quote:
Originally Posted by JockWhisky View Post
You guys are magic. Thanks for the opinions. I live on the west (wet) coast so I'll probably go with ABS. Sounds like the cruise is a good deal for longer trips.

JW
You WILL find you will use it almost Full Time. I started out using only out on the freeways... @ 2 weeks later I was setting it every time for any speed. NICE........

signed....BUBBIE
__________________
**********************************************
Quite Often I am Right so Forgive me when I'm WRONG !!!
BUBBIE is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2012, 06:23 PM   #27 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 6,957
Michael Psycle is reading this now saying WTF is this?
Quote:
Originally Posted by BUBBIE View Post
You WILL find you will use it almost Full Time. I started out using only out on the freeways... @ 2 weeks later I was setting it every time for any speed. NICE........

signed....BUBBIE
I use cruise control a lot on my car in the city. It is usually on a street that has very few cars near me. I do it to not go over the speed limit. I'm cool with not speeding in the city but I seem to wind up going 5+ mph more then the speed limit more often then I like. So I put it on cruise control and still pay a lot of attention to what is going on around me. I may even be paying more attention since I'm not using any energy to regulate my speed. I believe I would do the same if I had it on my bike. There are a bunch of streets that if you go exactly 30 mph, you don't have to stop for lights. On those streets, I set the cruise control to 29 and just enjoy the ride.
Michael Psycle is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-15-2012, 01:51 PM   #28 (permalink)
IronButt
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Oklahoma, America
Posts: 433
btsom wants to know Dino or Syn?
Riding any bike with the speedo on the tank, cruise will be wonderful to minimize how much you must look waaay down to check speed. If there is more than 1 block between traffic lights, I use cruise to maximize my ability to keep an eye on traffic, not my gas tank.

ABS has been beaten to death in many forums. Having had control of my brakes taken away from me at the wrong time by a black box, I will never willingly have ABS.

Last edited by btsom; 12-15-2012 at 01:54 PM.
btsom is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-15-2012, 04:48 PM   #29 (permalink)
IronButt
 
Lefty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Redneck Country
Posts: 7,606
Lefty is reading this now saying WTF is this? Lefty is reading this now saying WTF is this?
I wouldn't live without either after having both. I use the cruise not only for slab riding, but often just to give my right hand/wrist a break. The ABS? I'm not as young as I used to be and I like to be able to just grab the $hit out of the brakes and let the bike take care of the rest if/when I need to. This has already saved my bacon once. It's reassuring.

On the "I want to be able to lock up my brakes," comment, I'd put that in the same category as, "I want to be able to hit myself in the head with a hammer when I want to." The answer to both, "Go ahead on, Bro. . . ." I've ridden many 10s of thousands of miles on cruisers on streets and scores of hours on tracks on repli-racers. Never once have I said to myself, "I think I'll lock up the rear brake now," Hard braking? Yes. Lock it up? No, no future in it unless your plan is to go down, hard, and high side if you let up.
__________________
To Be, Do. Descarte
To Do, Be. Sartre
Do be do be do. Sinatra
Lefty is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-15-2012, 05:38 PM   #30 (permalink)
Average Dude
 
YankeeBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Tuftonboro, NH (near Lake Winnipesaukee)
Posts: 6,259
YankeeBob is reading this now saying WTF is this?
I have cruise on my Road King. I NEVER thought I would use it and it was a waste of money.
How WRONG I was. I won't have another bike without it.
I wish it had ABS.
__________________
"Sh!t doesn't stink unless you poke it"

Deut. 23:12-13
YankeeBob is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the V-Twin Forum : Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself. WE WILL SEND A CONFIRMATION EMAIL TO THE ADDRESS YOU PROVIDE. If the email address is NOT VALID, you will not be given access to the system!
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
(C)2001-2012 V-twinForum.com All Rights Reserved (C)2001- V-twinForum.com All Rights Reserved
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Forum Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum Ninja H2 Forum Ducati Scrambler Forum Kawasaki Ninja 250SL Forum