New Darksided Touring - Skidding without ABS (normal?)

Jay

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I just DS’ed my 2013 R3T with a Bridgestone Driveguard 205/70R16 based on the favorable reviews by other R3T owners who DS’ed. I set up the tire with 28 PSI and test road. I then pumped it up to 40 PSI and road. I would let a little air out and adjust the suspension until I dialed in the combination for my weight and riding style. I did over 200 miles on the tire today to “scrubb it in.”

in all cases, I find the rear tire skidding when stopping and not engaging the ABS. Is this normal?
 
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Jay

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I did another 150 miles on more curvy mountainous roads, at a spirited clip. With the tire warmed up, it really works great through the turns and I hardly noticed the difference in the dynamics except when it wanted to correct to center in slower speeds.

However, after 350 miles, I am still not seeing the rear engage the ABS and I am able to skid the tire when stopping at lights. I can get the front to engage the ABS, so I know it is working.
 

Bernard Vinet

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I had tried the 205 in the rear and did not like it at all . Installed a 195 /55/16 Bridgestone with 34 lbs in rear . Feels like I'm riding a bike tire . There is less of a flat for the width and with you lean you don't really feel the flat from on side to the other . Just my 2cents . Enjoy yourself .
 

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I did another 150 miles on more curvy mountainous roads, at a spirited clip. With the tire warmed up, it really works great through the turns and I hardly noticed the difference in the dynamics except when it wanted to correct to center in slower speeds.

However, after 350 miles, I am still not seeing the rear engage the ABS and I am able to skid the tire when stopping at lights. I can get the front to engage the ABS, so I know it is working.
I thought if you had ABS you could not lock up a wheel. That is the point of ABS isn't it? I hav'nt had my ABS engage either but as far as i know i have not skidded yet. I have asked myself if it works though!
 

Jay

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I thought if you had ABS you could not lock up a wheel. That is the point of ABS isn't it? I hav'nt had my ABS engage either but as far as i know i have not skidded yet. I have asked myself if it works though!
That’s what I thought too. I am wondering if the tire compound or profile is affecting the ABS sensitivity. The tire is harder than an MC tire so I expect some differences. I have read that some European bikes with traction control are dialed in with a specific brand and compound so switching tires affects the software. Not sure if the ABS on Triumph is this way though.
 

Bernard Vinet

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I've just reinstalled a CT on my touring & when I put the brakes hard it chirps once and the abs kicks in . First time it scared the bejesus outta me but now I know what to expect .
 

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Didn't guys have trouble with abs when running smaller diameter front tires, 130s ? I'm thinking maybe the abs monitors speed difference between front and rear tires, I kinda remember discussions about tire diameter.
 

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Didn't guys have trouble with abs when running smaller diameter front tires, 130s ? I'm thinking maybe the abs monitors speed difference between front and rear tires, I kinda remember discussions about tire diameter.

U sir r correct the difference would trigger a code and turn on check engine light then abs would not work.
Of coarse now i can,t remember the op or the problem lol
 
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