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Anti-lock Brake System (abs) - Honda NSA700A 2009 Owner's Manual

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Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)

This model is also equipped with an Anti-
lock Brake System (ABS) designed to help
prevent wheel lock up during hard braking
on uneven or other poor surfaces while
running straight. Although the wheel may
not lock up if you are braking too hard
in a turn the motorcycle can still lose
traction, causing a loss of control.
In some situations, a motorcycle with ABS
may require a longer stopping distance to
stop on loose or uneven surfaces than an
equivalent motorcycle without ABS.
ABS cannot make up for road conditions,
bad judgment, or improper operation of
the brakes. It is still your responsibility to
ride at reasonable speeds for weather, road
surface, and traffic conditions, and to
leave a margin of safety.
ABS is self-checking and is always on.
ABS may be activated by riding over a
sharp drop or rise in the road level.
It is important to follow the tire
recommendations (page
computer works by comparing wheel
speed. Non-recommended tires can affect
wheel speed and may confuse the ABS
computer.
ABS does not function at low speeds
(approximately 6 mph (10 km/h) or
below).
ABS does not function if the battery is
discharged.
Basic Operation & Riding
Braking
169
). The ABS
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