High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Rolling Prairie, Ind
Redfish, it has a telelever front end and I do believe that it has the Bosch power assist brake system that was quite advanced for its time and should have dealt with the gravel just fine. The whole point of abs is to keep from locking the wheels which it did not do by the fact it left skid marks. All that said i’ll Add that it has the Bosch power assist brake system that bmw was very proud of but was really a s**t system because the sensors commonly failed or did not work correctly,,,,, but in the end we were not there, just glad n4’s friend will be ok, but the abs malfunction and it was a malfunction should be looked into. my .02
I will add that I and my neighbor had a very similar experience about a month ago where we were riding along a road in our area ( Chicago Trail) that we’ve both ridden hundreds of times but not for a while, just cruising along at around 60-65mph when we came around a blind curve and me leading and see a sign that says bump and then realize the nice smooth pavement is gone and the “bump” is where it drops off the pavement into gravel, hard on the excellent fjr brakes to scrub as much speed as possible and then let off both the brakes and gas as we get into the gravel to just coast down to a safe speed for the next 8-10 Miles. My neighbor and I were just lucky on this I guess but n4’s friends accident stirred up the butt pucker moment from before, I am thankful.
Red 2014A, the fastest color !
Ride more,, worry less !
Last edited by passx; 06-28-2019 at 10:28 PM.