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Honestly Norty, I don't know why you continue to post because you clearly have no idea about anything to do with Motorcycles.
The ABS unit is calibrated for each individual model, through extensive testing, according to wheel size, expected tyre grip and all sorts of other parameters. If you change a significant part of that equation, as you would be by changing wheel sizes, then the ABS would either kick in far too early or, maybe, not at all.
The only way around that problem on the Tiger800 might be to fit a "roadie" ABS unit when fitting the 19" front wheel. BIG emphasis on the "might".
The ABS braking system sees each wheel indpendently, kind of. The front wheel ABS will see the rear wheel as spinning and keep the front from locking. The rear does the same. Now, is there a
certain, magical ratio that the ABS needs to function? No. Not really. No, it won't "reduce your engine's torque."
Also, for you lane splitters that have to deal with BOTTS dots,
Think you're getting ABS mixed up with traction control. ABS has nothing to do with engine torque.
Since lane splitting/sharing riders likely run over these "dots" they can play havoc with ABS as our systems are still in kindergarten (relatively speaking.) They're even more treacherous when wet or icy.
Hope this clears up what "Botts" dots are.
The guy who invented them was named "BOTTS."
You're talking about these http://solutions.3m.co.uk/wps/portal...tiveRoadStuds/ but I'm afraid us Brits got there first with "Cats Eyes". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat's_eye_(road) These work brilliantly (Pun, sorry) but, as you say, there's a big lump in the middle of the road which can make things squirrelly.
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