Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: mount airy (mayberry), NC,
BobZ, yes I am aware that the ABS is there for a reason. This is my first ABS bike and it's just kinda odd how it operates, imo. I was doing stops in practice so I would know how it works and what to expect. It just really feels weiord to have it let up like that.
Joe, I am aware that 24' is not that good. But I have only had about 2K miles, most of which has not been requiring that. Last time I got a chance to be on range, I could barely get 28', so I am happy with 24. I had another coach tell me that it would do 18'. I might like to see that sometime. I realize that it is all technique and confidence in myself and the bike. I'll get there. I could do the Vstrom in 18', but the first few times were learning. The tight turns are as much a pride thing as anything. So far in the riding, I have had no issues with the LT wanting to tip oiver because I have been cautioius and used proper technique when needed. But I will learn to get the 20' box eventually. and yes on head up, rear brake, and no front. That's true for most anybike in that situation.
Now BMW just needs ADS - anti drop system to avoid the DA thing.... : )