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Riding home in the rain tonight......when will it stop......and I was wondering how good the abs system is. I've never had a bike with abs before so I still ride like it's not there, probably wise.
Has anyone grabbed a big handful of front brake in the wet and activated the system, if so did it work as you would expect?.
I always worry about the front wheel locking up so I use progressive braking to try to avoid the lockup, also I'm not brave enough to find an empty road in the wet and try it.
 

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You can also dial up the DTC/ABS to assist with difficult situations. ABS will only save you to a point. If the tires are not broken in - additional care is needed.
 

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You can also dial up the DTC/ABS to assist with difficult situations. ABS will only save you to a point. If the tires are not broken in - additional care is needed.
I've got 1900 miles on my tyres so they are nicely broken in, in the wet I use touring mode with DTC at 6 and ABS at 3.
I've seen Honda factory riders on Utube testing there abs when it first came out, riding in the wet at 100 mph, then pulled the front brake as hard as they could. They came to a controlled stop, as I said I'm not brave enough to try.
 

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Riding home in the rain tonight......when will it stop......and I was wondering how good the abs system is. I've never had a bike with abs before so I still ride like it's not there, probably wise.
Has anyone grabbed a big handful of front brake in the wet and activated the system, if so did it work as you would expect?.
I always worry about the front wheel locking up so I use progressive braking to try to avoid the lockup, also I'm not brave enough to find an empty road in the wet and try it.
Id stick with the method you ride now. Even when not wet, i use progressive/pump braking. Not saying the ABS doesnt work. But its best to try to safer than you think you can be.
 

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I will be giving my abs a test when I get out next it may not be in the wet though ha sent rained here for 2 months
 

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About a week after I got the bike a young woman sort of blew through a stop sign right in front of me. Lucky for me I saw it coming and I grabbed a big right hand full of brake. The abs did engage and the bike stayed perfectly straight. Hopefully I never have to use it again, but it did work as advertised. FYI.. I was in Sport mode, DTC-4 & ABS-2
 

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going straight on a good road, it's relatively safe to test it.
 
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