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Aug 19th 2017, 04:08 PM   #1
 Sentinel's Avatar
  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
ABS Test - SAT

Lolly-gagging through Belfair on the way to Hoodsport.

Taking it easy in 4th gear along the water and a van pulls out in front of me.

I musta been looking at a squirrel or something.....

I look down and "Whoa Hey THAT's Pretty Close!"

Single finger on the front lever Pulled it pretty hard. Had time to modulate it as the distance closed and I pulled a bit harder to increase decel rate to < crash_value=1.

I felt the ABS kick in. Super smooth. No pulsing. It almost felt like the front tire went over a slippery patch and skidded, which it didn't. I squeezed hard enough to lock it up and the ABS relaxed it to correct my fuckup.


1) Lolly-gagging and squirrel-watching are a bad idea.
2) Spend the money on ABS.

Great brakes on that Connie.

Thanks Kawasaki!
Aug 20th 2017, 07:47 AM   #2
 Texasl's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Northeast Olalla

  07 Guzzi
And that is what ABS is for, the safety valve for when you fork everything up and the bike saves itself from you.

I call it the "Miley Cyrus" stop, when the world goes to hell and you are screaming inside your helmet like a Miley Cyrus fan.
Aug 20th 2017, 09:04 AM   #3
  Jan 2016

Awesome! This is exactly what ABS is for. I don't care how skilled you are, nobody is at 100%, 100% of the time. ABS is for those times when you're not.

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