But, it's not reality.
Fact of the matter is, linked brakes and ABS are still on the RTs. What's happened is a less expensive way to accomplish the same thing and that constitutes "development," too.
As to whether the lever is "too sensitive," this one's hard for me to grasp as I've no problem with mine and in fact it never occured to me to even think that. And I sure didn't crash just blocks from the dealer on my first ride with it. Only bother for me is reduced braking with ignition off and that's pretty easy to adapt to. Also the maintenance is a little complicated, but it's also true there's very little maintenance required for an anvil.
'12 R1200RT, '02 R1100S, '84 R80G/S
Yes, I totally removed the ABS system on my '04RT couple years ago and would do it again in a minute. Now I have very powerful and predictable brakes and I especially don't miss the linked brake feature./QUOTE]
Very interesting. Could you tell me exactly how this is done? Perhaps some photos?
'04 Silver R1150RT "Big Oel"
'75 Red R75/6 (In bits and pieces for the moment.)
'08 Suzuki DL650 "Screaming Yellow Zonker"
Looking for Ed Sanders' Truck Stop.
If you go back a few posts you can find one I wrote generally describing how ABS is removed from an R1150RT. I never took pictures and really you don't need them. If you would like to discuss this in more detail you can send me a PM.
Last edited by Red100RT; 11-08-2012 at 05:56 AM.