Q: How do motorcycle anti-lock brake systems work?
It’s no secret that riding a motorcycle is dangerous. Even the best riding equipment in the world can’t fully prevent a rider from experiencing severe injuries if he is involved in a serious collision.
Bikers often install anti-lock braking systems (ABS) on their motorcycles to increase their chances of staying safe. The systems decrease stopping times and often prevent them from being thrown from or falling off their bikes.
How Anti-Lock Brakes Work
Knowing how this safety system works may help you get the most out of them. Here, we take a look at the specifics of ABS for motorcycles.
- Measuring wheel speed. Anti-lock braking systems constantly measure wheel speed, typically with one of two ways. One common way is with the use of a small grooved ring near the brake disc called the tone wheel. A sensor sends the tone wheel’s findings to the ABS, which will then determine if the wheel is about to stop. If it is, the pressure from the brake cylinder is adjusted on the brake caliper multiple times per second.
- Light systems won’t negatively affect your ride. Some motorcyclists are hesitant to install the safety system for fear the weight of it will drag them down. Fortunately, a majority of the systems weigh under one pound and are not likely to slow down their performances.
- Multiple ABS options are available. Anti-lock braking systems are typically available for both conventional and combined braking systems, which link one or both controls to both wheels.
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If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, you’re likely facing costly medical bills and bike repairs. If you don’t think you should be held responsible for the fees, you’re not alone because neither do we. Call the attorneys of Nicklesporn and Lundin today at 800.875.9700 to learn how we may be able to help you receive the compensation you deserve.