Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Skippack, PA, USA
The above re ABS failure leading to no braking is wrong. There is a limp-home mode. It's nowhere near as good as having the full brake system, but there is braking capability. Yes, a blown brake line will end braking. But that has nothing to do with ABS or no ABS. Frankly, I see more news about ABS failure here than I do on the road. Makes ya wonder if maybe the same few failure stories aren't being repeated over and over and over...
I bought the KRS specifically for the ABS and have had no reason to regret the choice. OTOH, it's literally saved my bacon more than once. The only problem encountered so far is an out of adjustment sensor - a re-adjustment of the sensor gap and all was well. With the servo system, I adjusted my riding slightly (no need for the rear brake pedal except in slow speed, parking lot maneuvers) and... problem? Problem? I see no problem.
Not all who wander are lost. Which still leaves room for more than a few lost wanderers...
Red Flash - '03 K1200RS, lightly farkled