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post #1 of 25 Old 03-11-2016, 05:41 AM Thread Starter
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DIY: ABS switch for motorcycle

Hello guys.

I've done another DIY project this time it's an ABS switch for V-Strom 650. Can be applied to any other motorcycle for that matter. I've posted it on my blog but I'll re post it here as well.

Tonight, contemplating on the 8th of March 2016 events, I decided to make myself an ABS switch. Although I made it for my 650 V-Strom, same principle can be applied to any.

I love my ABS so I will not switch it on/off pretty often. I will do it only when going off road / fire trails / gravel / etc. Because of that, I wanted a solution that would be temporary, not to be fiddled with by mistake whilst on the road, and that can leave the ABS off even after turning off/on the engine.

I decided to mount a on/off (not toggle) switch under the seat as this would make it easy to install and not easily accessible or tempered with.

It took me around 30 minutes to make it. If I would do it again, I think I can cut it down to 10.

Items needed:

strip pliers
any large (normal) fuse
a switch
fuse holder
shrinking tube (not shown here)
you can also add as I did, insulated wire terminal (crimp)




Remove the plastic from the fuse. Youíll end up something like this:






Add the fuse ends to the wire and insulate it withe the shrinking tube. Be careful donít make the tube to long or you will have problems later when mounting on the bike. Do this process for both wires.




Seal the other ends to the switch and you should be ready to go.

It should look like the image below. Unfortunately the image below is an image from the first trial so the ends donít look like they are now on the bike, but it should look very similar.






Add the switch to the bike and tie it up with a zip tie or whatever works for you.







Iíve tested the setup, works flawlessly.

Total cost: $2
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Thanks for the write up but did you leave the photos out? I don't see any...

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I'm not seeing any pics either. If it was pasted from another source, some additions will be needed. Clicking "edit" doesn't even show me any text.

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thx.

Fixed.

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If you click on the link where he says ' on my blog ' you can see some pictures.

I have a question for the original poster; what are those things nearby your switch that look like phone batteries?

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Thanks for the write up on this, certainly handy to know the steps...

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I saw a similar concept, on a different bike forum, and wondered why it couldn't be done on the V-Strom as well. Certainly looks much quicker and easier than the other method of digging into the wiring running off the ABS module itself. Nice job!

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If you click on the link where he says ' on my blog ' you can see some pictures.

I have a question for the original poster; what are those things nearby your switch that look like phone batteries?
There are 2 Sony action camera battery charges. As the batteries only last for 1.5 hours after being fully charged, I keep 2 of them there charging all the time and just rotating them (they are numbered).

I also have there another USB charger and 1 normal mini usb charger...
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Does this setup work without having to kill and restart the bike after turning the ABS off and on?

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Does this setup work without having to kill and restart the bike after turning the ABS off and on?
If you want it on, you have to restart the bike, yes.

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