ABS Issues and requests to onwers for bikes to test

Discussion in 'General 1000RR Discussion' started by Kentblade, May 12, 2014.

  1. Kentblade

    Kentblade Elite Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2012
    Messages:
    2,327
    Likes Received:
    1,749
    I know we have a sticky running on this, but I want to grab attention, as some owners may no longer look at the sticky.

    This is not confirmed yet, but I have been in discussion with a major motorcycling publication for a while. (Thanks Nick_BladeRR!!!)

    They are warming to the possibility that it could be an interesting issue to give wider publicity to the ABS issues.

    Apart from myself, are there any members who are still suffering ABS issues prepared to offer themselves and their bikes up
    for a potential discussion , test of machines etc to the publication.

    Obviously this needs to be ONLY owners who have suffered issues and are still suffering issues that have not been resolved.

    No guarantees this will happen, but some names coming forward will help if it goes ahead

    Thanks
     
    • Like Like x 4
  2. madmac

    madmac Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2013
    Messages:
    1,509
    Likes Received:
    718
    No issues with my ABS blade but would be good to see the results of some independent (and high profile) testing. I'll be watching the results with interest...
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. Swiss T

    Swiss T Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2012
    Messages:
    680
    Likes Received:
    346
    Touch Wood, my problems have been resolved with a full DIY bleed. I'm very interested in watching this still; well done.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. thezipsteruk

    thezipsteruk Elite Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2012
    Messages:
    2,456
    Likes Received:
    1,132
    No more ABS woes for me, but if they want someone that actually sold their gorgeous Repsol because of it.
    Im your man, may still have video of it happening too?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. Pete1987

    Pete1987 Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2012
    Messages:
    318
    Likes Received:
    134
    As above no more problems since the fitted the new front power module, but all documented accounts of what happened with video footage available if needed.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. CBR-Pete

    CBR-Pete Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2013
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    50
    I have no probs coming forward with mine as it still will go tits up, however mine only goes funny when its wet and its also booked in on the 27 may for a full fluid change.
    Which after taking the bike out in the wet and it went wrong with the mechanic on it they have decided to do it for free.
    That said if it still ain't right i am going to book it in and get Arthur to sort it.
     
  7. Kentblade

    Kentblade Elite Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2012
    Messages:
    2,327
    Likes Received:
    1,749
    Thanks guys, but I need owners with problems that are ongoing.

    CBR Pete, is your dealer funding the brake bleed or is it Honda UK?
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. ShinySideUp

    ShinySideUp Elite Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2012
    Messages:
    2,100
    Likes Received:
    1,111
    It is a pretty decent thing but unfortunately I feel miby a bit late as the generally accepted way of repairing the system for most was to ditch the abs system by chopping it in for another bike completely or purchasing a non abs equipped blade.

    Just being more nosy but why is the magazines starting to now possibly accept there is an issue when they refused to write anything bad about honda's almighty and perfect CBR combined ABS systems for the last 4 years?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. amnesia

    amnesia New Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    22
    I still totally have the issue. In fact I just started another round of talks with the dealership that sold me the bike. It's as bad as the day I bought it (2012 brand new). I( drives me nuts and I'd love to be involved and help in any way I can. Unfortunately, I'm in Canada. Not sure if that helps. I applaud your efforts and hope something comes of it. I'm a bit surprised by all these responses of "resolved" issues. I'd love to know how to "resolve" mine! I'll help you any way I can

    Amnesia
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. Kentblade

    Kentblade Elite Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2012
    Messages:
    2,327
    Likes Received:
    1,749
    It has just taken some contacts to get it this far, and a little bit of pleading.

    I am not sure if anyone remembers this, but I come across an old Superbike mag from Aug 2010 this evening, they had just taken delivery of a long term test ABS Blade.

    The journo reported his first ride on it across London, and he had the lever sinking to the bar and the ABS light flashing, he stamped on the rear brake and the rear wheel locked up, only way to stop it was to turn the ignition off and back on.

    This was on a Honda UK Press fleet bike.............and they claim never to have heard of the problem before back at Honda UK..............make your own mind up about their integrity.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  11. Kentblade

    Kentblade Elite Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2012
    Messages:
    2,327
    Likes Received:
    1,749
    Here is the arcticle


    [​IMG]
     
  12. And7rp2

    And7rp2 Elite Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2011
    Messages:
    1,018
    Likes Received:
    1,074
    Need a quick clarification as to what the problem is ?

    I have a strange one for you .............. Marion who is a member on here has a 2012 with ABS now she has had no problems what so ever, however I've ridden her bike quite a few times and every other time I've ridden it,the lever has come all the way to the bar ! The bike has slowed down but in a panick I release the lever then pull again (old habit from shite cars second pump always get them working ) as it does with the bike second pull and it's solid again !!

    Our house is on a slight hill and there is a T junction about 200 yards which is where the lever has come to the bar !
    But like I've said Marion has had no problems.

    So my question is........ Is it the bike or the rider ?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. thezipsteruk

    thezipsteruk Elite Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2012
    Messages:
    2,456
    Likes Received:
    1,132
    Hello Honda!!
    are you reading or is this a case of 'Should of gone to specsavers!'
    unbelievable find Kent!
     
  14. ShinySideUp

    ShinySideUp Elite Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2012
    Messages:
    2,100
    Likes Received:
    1,111
    That's the same situation I have had with Colin's 2010 abs when I rode it pre recent Brembo upgrade, not been on it since upgrade but that will only be a matter of time before that's remedied (won't it Col! ;) )
    Anyway he has never had an issue while he's been the rider but I must to have a different brake style or summit as I have a knack of gettin the brake lever to the bar within minutes of jumping on an abs equipped blade or it's baby brother!

    The bikes I have been on seems to respond better to an on/off braking methodology but it still puts a bit of doubt in the old noggin whether it's gony come back on you or whether the brakes will do what you demand first time round when you demand it!
     
  15. ShinySideUp

    ShinySideUp Elite Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2012
    Messages:
    2,100
    Likes Received:
    1,111
    Kent,

    Have you tried pingin the article writer an email with regards to the abs situation? He did include his email askin blade ownin folks to get in touch ok the yr of blade is a bit off but still, it's another person who has first hand experience of the issues involved and the fact he's a journo is added bonus......well not that Honda will really listen rite enuff but expect this issue to become even more apparent next year with every new blade havin abs only options!
     
  16. Givover

    Givover God Like

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2011
    Messages:
    7,009
    Likes Received:
    3,754
    Might be the extra weight:D
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. Mad Matt

    Mad Matt Absolutely Bonkers Mad...

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2014
    Messages:
    2,220
    Likes Received:
    1,554
    Mines a 2013 abs and have the exact same issues every now and then, lever back to the bar but the breaks do work all be it not very well and i also pump them until there good...
     
  18. Kentblade

    Kentblade Elite Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2012
    Messages:
    2,327
    Likes Received:
    1,749
    So Matt, if we get this off the ground will you put your bike up for checking? 3 owners agreed so far
     
  19. Mad Matt

    Mad Matt Absolutely Bonkers Mad...

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2014
    Messages:
    2,220
    Likes Received:
    1,554
    Not a problem, as i say though, the lever comes back to the bar on occasion but the breaks do work some, but im willing to do what i can:)
     
  20. Kentblade

    Kentblade Elite Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2012
    Messages:
    2,327
    Likes Received:
    1,749
    Thanks Matt
     

Share This Page