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post #1 of 8 Old 08-21-2012, 02:53 AM Thread Starter
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Disable ABS?

Has anyone come up with a way to easily and safely disable the ABS braking system for off-road & gravel riding?

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Have you looked at Eastern Beaver? Jim is great, I've ordered almost everything he makes for the VStrom.

Here is a link to the ABS Switch adaptor. $16
Suzuki VStrom Electrics

Here is a link to the switch. $8, $10, or $12 depending on which one you want.
Switches for Motorcycle Electrics, cheap worldwide shipping.

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Pull the smaller ABS fuse.

Use an EB(closed for August) switch adapter and a high amp switch.

Use a switch with the "proper" method at VSRI that lets you restart ABS without turning off the ignition.

Don't bother. It's a better ABS that probably won't cause a problem. If you like locking the rear brake for control or slide outs, use one of the above methods, but if it's about to getting out of control, hit the kill switch.

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Thanks for the replies......

And especially for posting the links.

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Proper ABS on/off switch

for the proper ABS switch - takes a bit more time and you need make one cut and 2 solder. but the only proper way.

I must admit, aside from testing, i have yet to find it necessary to do the switch off in the 25,000km i have it installed. I must not not good enough or ride hard enough on dirt to need it.

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Proper ABS on/off switch

for the proper ABS switch - takes a bit more time and you need make one cut and 2 solder. but the only proper way.

I must admit, aside from testing, i have yet to find it necessary to do the switch off in the 25,000km i have it installed. I must not not good enough or ride hard enough on dirt to need it.
How is that any different than the Eastern Beaver Kit? Less expensive maybe but it is more labor intensive. However, both do have the same function. The major advantage of the EB system is that you don't have to splice any wires just unplug a connector and plug the new ones in.

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To reinstate ABS on the EB kit, you have to switch it on plus turn the ignition switch off and on again. The "proper" switch turns it off and on without having to cycle the ignition switch.

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To reinstate ABS on the EB kit, you have to switch it on plus turn the ignition switch off and on again. The "proper" switch turns it off and on without having to cycle the ignition switch.
OK...I didn't understand that. Thanks for the info.

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