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post #1 of 22 Old 07-13-2015, 01:21 AM Thread Starter
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Switchable ABS please Mr. Suzuki

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I've emailed Suzuki Australia pointing out the very possible shortcomings of not having switchable ABS on an Adventure Bike[as the new Vee2 is being vigorously advertised as being]. "Ride the World", they are saying. Now, I'm sure there are more than a few out there who are a little concerned about steep, downhill,loose sections of dirt with ineffective brakes due to activation of the ABS system[read disassembleds' post about the bashplate if you need convincing]. This sort of situation is well within the design parameters of this bike, and I believe that Suzuki should rectify this shortcoming ASAP, retrospectively, at least on the rear. If anybody else feels the same way, I encourage you to email/write to your Suzuki importer with the same suggestion. Would love to hear some feedback on this.
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I feel that this is DL 1000 '14+ specific and should be discussed in relevant forum.......but........whatever......
just trying to encourage discussion on this matter

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No, it applies to all ABS models. Also, if you really want Suzuki to see what you wrote, this is the best forum for that.

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My apologies, GW, forgot about the 650.......my mistake, but the heading of this section states that it is not for "conversation", which is what I am trying to encourage. I have already sent my piece to Suzuki and I am hoping others will follow......if they feel the same way.

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I cannot recall now where I've read it or whether it was V-Strom specific, but hasn't it been done where ABS can be disabled by adding a switch to the ABS circuit?
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I you want conversation, I'll allow it. Getting more people to agree may encourage Suzuki. It is a pretty simple user modification to add a switch though. It also isn't too difficult to pull a fuse. The present ABS system is pretty good. It would take a long, steep, loose downhill to really get in trouble. Of course those who are happy with steering a beast by sliding the rear out will want to disable ABS as long as they are off road.

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I you want conversation, I'll allow it. Getting more people to agree may encourage Suzuki. It is a pretty simple user modification to add a switch though. It also isn't too difficult to pull a fuse. The present ABS system is pretty good. It would take a long, steep, loose downhill to really get in trouble. Of course those who are happy with steering a beast by sliding the rear out will want to disable ABS as long as they are off road.
I totally agree that it is a simple modification that the user can do, but, the dealer tells me I will void warranty. Then there's the possibility of spiking the ECU by switching it on the fly. What I would like is for Suzuki to give a safe option without compromising any warranty.

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A modification will not void a warranty unless the manufacturer can show the modification caused the problem. Dealers should know the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act so it was more likely an outright lie than a mistake. I hope you don't expect warranty coverage if you drop a bike.

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My thoughts are more insurance related. If you were in an accident and the feature was disabled, you may run into issues with your coverage or at the least the premiums you pay that are tied to safety features like ABS.

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Turning off ABS if there was a stock switch would have the same legal effect.

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