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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Dec 9th, 2005, 9:14 pm Thread Starter
 
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Smile Non ABS available in USA ?

Noob here,

I've searched the threads but haven't found any info regarding ABS in the USA.

Can the new GT be ordered without ABS ? Thanks

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Dec 9th, 2005, 9:20 pm
 
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Why would you want to? It's an excellent safety feature.
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Can the new GT be ordered without ABS ? Thanks

Tom
Doubt it. ABS has been on all BMW K bikes for some time. It is not an option.

Lache pas la patate

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old Dec 11th, 2005, 9:59 am
 
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Abs

Don't think so, from what I was told yesterday at LB. The brakes, though, are only partially linked - front lever invokes both, rear pedal only the rear, which is a big improvement over the blasted binders on my LT.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 2005, 4:15 pm
 
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Please answer the question

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Why would you want to? It's an excellent safety feature.

It's an excellent question. Are you just to cheap to want to save your arss or what?
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 2005, 5:53 pm Thread Starter
 
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Not Cheap ....

I'm not against ABS ,,, just dont like the complexity of the Servo assist....

Thanks for the replies .... Tom
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 2005, 10:03 pm
 
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It may be complex; but on the S at least they've finally gotten it right- much better feel than the earlier servo bikes. It really spoils you for non-servo brakes, too.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 2005, 10:34 pm
 
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I like the servo assist on mine...and the partially integrated brakes.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 2005, 11:25 pm
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Don't think so, from what I was told yesterday at LB. The brakes, though, are only partially linked - front lever invokes both, rear pedal only the rear, which is a big improvement over the blasted binders on my LT.

Why not you can get the S with out ABS?

Ah your all Fcukin nuts!!!!!
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old Dec 16th, 2005, 8:17 am
 
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Don't confuse servo assist and ABS - they are two, distinct, exclusive elements of the braking system. Similarly, brake linking is another seperate element that provides a balance of front and rear braking when applying brakes via the front brake lever.

Servo assist is analogous to power brakes. If they fail, you still have brakes, just not assisted - meaning you will need to exert more force on the brakes to stop.

ABS is the anti-lock element to the brakes.

The three are only related in that they are part of the braking system, but are independent features. So, are you looking to eliminate the servo assist, ABS, or linked brakes. I don't believe any are optional, but the creative mind 'could' turn off the ABS, if desired.
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