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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old May 8th, 2007, 8:38 pm Thread Starter
 
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Reason #2321 To Love the GT

Tonight I was riding 2 up with my wife. We were cruising along at ~70 on a back road when I spotted 2 small deer begin to cross the road in front of me. I got on the brakes hard enough to have Kate get forcefully pushed into me and have my "package" slam into the tank.

The bike never groused about it. It just did what it was supposed to do and stopped in a VERY short distance in a VERY controlled manner.

We didn't hit the deer.

This is an 06 with servo brakes. Never did understand why people whined about them.

Brian
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old May 8th, 2007, 9:07 pm
 
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Tonight I was riding 2 up with my wife. We were cruising along at ~70 on a back road when I spotted 2 small deer begin to cross the road in front of me. I got on the brakes hard enough to have Kate get forcefully pushed into me and have my "package" slam into the tank.

The bike never groused about it. It just did what it was supposed to do and stopped in a VERY short distance in a VERY controlled manner.

We didn't hit the deer.

This is an 06 with servo brakes. Never did understand why people whined about them.

Brian
I'm right there with ya bro.
Glad to hear you spotted them first. Out here in Idaho with moose and elk, we have a saying to people who think they need to ride @ nite........... DON"T !
I wouldn't trade the servo's myself.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old May 8th, 2007, 9:13 pm
 
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After riding HD's the brakes on the BMW are FANTASTIC...!!!! I agree, one more reason to love the GT One my HD's a Deuce, I put floating rotars on it, still won't hold a candle to the GT
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old May 8th, 2007, 10:09 pm
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Brian, thanks for the post and I'm glad you didn't make contact. The timing of your comments on the servo assit brakes is rather uncanny though because while I was out for a short hop last Sunday negotiating some unsavory driving techniques from others, I was equally impressed with the brakes on my 06 KGT. It got me thinking that maybe buying the 06 was good thing afterall. And this isn't intended to get all the non-servo guys worked up either!

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Amen!, these brakes are the best and stoppable! I almost hit bambi and had to lay the bike down to avoid it, but I was able to get off at a reasonable 10 to 15 mph rather than a lot faster if ai was on a non ABS bike!

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Nice post and I couldn't help but smile. Glad the bike is ok and I hope the "package" recovered
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old May 9th, 2007, 10:44 pm
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Brian, thanks for the post and I'm glad you didn't make contact. The timing of your comments on the servo assit brakes is rather uncanny though because while I was out for a short hop last Sunday negotiating some unsavory driving techniques from others, I was equally impressed with the brakes on my 06 KGT. It got me thinking that maybe buying the 06 was good thing afterall. And this isn't intended to get all the non-servo guys worked up either!

John
Not to get stirred up but I wonder if there is really much difference between the two. The rear brakes are effectively servo anyway because a pump supplies the pressure, not the front brake lever, and the front is excellent with or without servo. I liked the servo on a test ride and I don't feel that much difference on my non servo bike. Either way, the GT brakes are fantastic and they are indeed another thing to love about the GT.

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