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Old 01-06-2013, 03:00 PM
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I've never really found a situation where the ABS is trying to kill me yet. I have done some knarly rocky down hills too.
It depends how loose the surface is. Downhill on loose stuff is not what our ABS is programmed to handle.
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The 2012 Glee is my first ABS equipped machine after nearly 25yrs of riding many other bikes on and off road. On the pavement, I've been very satisfied so far with the ABS function. Have activated the front and rear intentionaly to feel it's effects. Pretty cool! After reading other similar threads and watching some demo videos, I opted for the EB cutoff harness and switch(I was ordering more stuff from them anyhow.). I doubt it will be disabled very often but when I find myself on loose and hilly terrain, I'll probably opt to switch it off and rely on "old-school" braking methods. It's worked for me all these years so far.

Options are nice, especially on a machine as versatile as the Strom.
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ABS has its place.

A rock-strewn downgrade is not it.

I had a similar experience on my brand new 2007.

Unfortunately, I did not have the presence of mind to hit the kill switch.

I was unharmed, my bike suffered only flesh wounds.

On unfamiliar terrain, I remove the fuses, I believe that also works on the 2012's.

ABS is as deadly as seatbelts.
This post pretty much covers it.
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If your going off road, just put the bike on centre stand and spin the wheels independantly. I'm pretty sure that stops the ABS.
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I doubt it......

Calling Greywolf to the page, I've never heard of doing this before and have my doubts it would work.

Pull the relay switch under the seat for dirt days, or fit the switch mod available as an after market kit.
When you turn on the ignition the ABS indicator is lit - if you at this point spin the rear wheel without turning the front, the ABS indicator stays on and the ABS is disabled until next time you turn the ignition off/on.

You don't have to use the center stand though - just pull the front brake and make a short burnout - very easy in the dirt
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When you turn on the ignition the ABS indicator is lit - if you at this point spin the rear wheel without turning the front, the ABS indicator stays on and the ABS is disabled until next time you turn the ignition off/on.

You don't have to use the center stand though - just pull the front brake and make a short burnout - very easy in the dirt
Interesting, I will try it out in the next day or two.
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When you turn on the ignition the ABS indicator is lit - if you at this point spin the rear wheel without turning the front, the ABS indicator stays on and the ABS is disabled until next time you turn the ignition off/on.

You don't have to use the center stand though - just pull the front brake and make a short burnout - very easy in the dirt
Isn't it quicker and easier to just disconnect the fuse - i mean - 5 seconds to take off the seat - 5 second to pull the fuse and 5 seconds to put the seat back on.


BTW, is this meant to be a joke "ABS is as deadly as seatbelts"
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BTW, is this meant to be a joke "ABS is as deadly as seatbelts"

It's not a joke.


ABS, like seatbelts, is a generally good thing!

...and I thought that it was 'us' yanks that couldn't understand your under-English
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Isn't it quicker and easier to just disconnect the fuse
No, it's much easier to stay on the bike and do a burnout.
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BTW, is this meant to be a joke "ABS is as deadly as seatbelts"
It's not meant as a joke. It's probably pretty factual, although humour (humor) can be found in many surprising places.
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No, it's much easier to stay on the bike and do a burnout.
ok - granted - on loose dirt - yes ...
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