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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old May 21st, 2006, 11:22 pm Thread Starter
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New GT with Phantom Brakes

Today I was riding in the local canyons and the brakes self actuated twice in about one second with enough force to "chirp" the tires each time. This was very scary. The bike was decelerating into a corner under engine braking only and I was not on the brakes. It was a little rough but nothing unusual. The brakes actuated twice crisply and I upshifted to coast around the corner. I slowed down for awhile and didn't feel completely comfortable for the rest of the day although the brakes performed normally for the rest of the ride. Has anyone experienced or heard of this with the new K bikes? Any suggestions? There were no malfunction or warning indicators on the display.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old May 22nd, 2006, 11:00 am
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re: Self activating brakes

This sounds like the beginning of a Steven King book, riding in the canyons sweeping through a curve and the brakes activate on their own as if...

On a more serious tone, it sounds like activation caused by either wheel spin at different rates which is computer signal to activate ABS. Not sure how that could have happened.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old May 22nd, 2006, 8:26 pm Thread Starter
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Self activating brakes

It was weird. I feel lucky because I hadn't turned in yet. I feel unlucky because I'll always think about it. I hope it was just a one time thing where the computer got confused. Maybe the satellite tracking system thought I was going into the corner too fast and stepped in.
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