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Has anyone ever upgraded brakes on non-ABS vstrom to ABS?
How difficult, costly, etc.?
Something a weekend wrencher could handle?

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Don't bother.

The cost of doing a conversion will be ten times the cost of selling the bike and buying a new one with ABS already installed.
 

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Don't bother.

The cost of doing a conversion will be ten times the cost of selling the bike and buying a new one with ABS already installed.
This is your answer, right there.

Electronics and hardware (all of the ABS routing, and getting the longer swingarm from an ABS bike) would need to be modified/sourced. Just save yourself the grief and sell your bike and get an ABS one.
 

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In case I wasn't clear enough consider two additional complications.

After you have finished you will have to tell your insurance company that you the home mechanic have fundamentally changed the braking system as it was designed and manufactured by a company with thousands of highly trained engineers and that you want your insurance company to continue to insure you.

After you have finished with the insurance company you will have to tell your local DMV that you the home mechanic have fundamentally changed the braking system as it was designed and manufactured by a company with thousands of highly trained engineers and certified by a federal regulatory agency and that you want them to continue to allow you to ride the vehicle on their roads.

Good luck for both and show us the letters in response you get. The laughs will be worth your pain.
 

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He has a 2007, even though it's not an ABS it still has all the mountings for ABS(including the longer swing arm.) Therefore he will be fundamentally changing nothing, just bolting on hardware those highly trained engineers designed to fit on the bike. But I agree, not worth the time or money.
 

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In case I wasn't clear enough consider two additional complications.

After you have finished you will have to tell your insurance company that you the home mechanic have fundamentally changed the braking system as it was designed and manufactured by a company with thousands of highly trained engineers and that you want your insurance company to continue to insure you.

After you have finished with the insurance company you will have to tell your local DMV that you the home mechanic have fundamentally changed the braking system as it was designed and manufactured by a company with thousands of highly trained engineers and certified by a federal regulatory agency and that you want them to continue to allow you to ride the vehicle on their roads.

Good luck for both and show us the letters in response you get. The laughs will be worth your pain.
Now that's funny right there! :thumbup:
 
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