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Old 02-16-2017, 04:25 PM   #1
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I LOVE MY BIKE!

My first bike was an 81 Honda CB 900F SS. I remember the first time I went down on it I was at a stop light getting ready to turn left. Long story short, a friend said "party at my house" while passing me. I went to through the light, jumped down on it, and hit that patch of rubble that we all hate.



Down I went. Didn't really do anything because I wasn't going long enough to have any speed. It wasn't until an hr later and 30 miles outside of town that I found out what happened. I fell and busted the stater. I tried pushing it for a while, and realized that was stupid. So I thumbed it back to town to find a truck.

Now what does all that have to do with my new 2016 Honda Africa Twin?

The AT has TRACTION CONTROL!


This morning on my way to work I cut the corner sharper than I ever do when I went to enter 290 from the house. Because traffic was heavy I had to stand on it. Well sure enough, I hit a patch of that rubble. The back end went to wash out and I'll be a monkeys uncle; as soon as that rear tire broke loose and went to slide the TC kicked in and the bike got back under control. By the time I realized what just happened I was already in traffic running 60+!

At that point I fell in love with my AT. AGAIN!
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Re: I LOVE MY BIKE!

Nice.... I've had a few ABS moments that saved my bacon and made me appreciate all that fancy technogadgetry
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Old 02-16-2017, 10:11 PM   #3
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Re: I LOVE MY BIKE!

ABS is wonderful, however, downhill on a gravel road it can sometimes cause some strange things to happen such as excessively long stopping distance.

Overall, the accoutrements of modern motorcycle technology is good.

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ABS is wonderful, however, downhill on a gravel road it can sometimes cause some strange things to happen such as excessively long stopping distance.

Overall, the accoutrements of modern motorcycle technology is good.

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That's the funny thing.
You can turn off the traction control and I usually have it off. Yea I can be a moron sometimes, but I like to get the front wheel up every now and then. But I just didn't think about it today. Great for me I guess.
Oh and I can turn off the abs too. At least on the rear.
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