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post #1 of 13 Old 05-31-2010, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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What switch used for ABS defeat?

For those who have used the Eastern Beaver ABS-defeat wiring harness (or made your own), what switch did you use and where did you mount it?

A few bikes ago I had an F650 Dakar with ABS & it was great to be able to turn it off in the dirt. I remember my first steep descent on a dirt road after getting the bike - the ABS kicked in on both wheels & I just rolled faster & faster. GOT to be able to turn off that ABS!
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Hit the kill switch...presto instant Jake Brake!
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I remember my first steep descent on a dirt road after getting the bike - the ABS kicked in on both wheels & I just rolled faster & faster. GOT to be able to turn off that ABS!
Kinda like this?

Monkey Man would disagree with you and say you just freaked out and released the brakes. Here's one of his posts concerning that video.
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For those who have used the Eastern Beaver ABS-defeat wiring harness (or made your own), what switch did you use and where did you mount it?

A few bikes ago I had an F650 Dakar with ABS & it was great to be able to turn it off in the dirt. I remember my first steep descent on a dirt road after getting the bike - the ABS kicked in on both wheels & I just rolled faster & faster. GOT to be able to turn off that ABS!
I am also interested in installing an ABS on-off switch, preferably on the handlebars. The ABS circuit has a big power draw, so I can't imagine finding a handlebar mounted switch that would be able to take that kind of draw if mounted directly in the ABS circuit. However, is there any reason that the ABS circuit could not be controlled with a relay switched by say a Eastern Beaver 5A switch (which I have lying around on my workbench)? And with the relay powered by my switched fuse box?
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I am also interested in installing an ABS on-off switch, preferably on the handlebars. The ABS circuit has a big power draw, so I can't imagine finding a handlebar mounted switch that would be able to take that kind of draw if mounted directly in the ABS circuit. However, is there any reason that the ABS circuit could not be controlled with a relay switched by say a Eastern Beaver 5A switch (which I have lying around on my workbench)? And with the relay powered by my switched fuse box?
The relay should work, Eastern Beaver says a direct switch needs to carry 15A.

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Hit the kill switch...presto instant Jake Brake!
I tried this as a test last weekend in some sand. Yes, it kills the engine allowing me to use it as an engine brake. But it does not disable the ABS.

What does everyone think about using the kill switch to deactivate the ABS? Don't argue with me about whether it can or cannot be done, I can always make it work. I was just interested in what people thought of the idea.

As I've told you many times before, the journey is the destination. So to answer your question: Yes, we are there.
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I just installed the EB ABS defeat harness. I used the toggle switch that EB sells - 20A SPST with rubber cover. Simple. I mounted it in a 7/16" hole I drilled in the plastic trim left of the triple tree.
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I have the same system as late rider. I mounted my switch onto my RichlandRich switch plate, works great. You do have to turn your ignition off and on to reset the the ABS. I have done this on the fly a couple times.
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post #9 of 13 Old 06-13-2011, 08:37 AM
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I put a 30amp rocker switch in the rh fascia. A 30amp momentary would do as well. Once the ABS light is on you can throw the switch back on ready for when you want ABS: simply turn the ignition key off, back on and hit the starter to re-enable the ABS.
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Which Switch?

How about this switch...? Having trouble linking it...

www(dot)wiringproducts.com \ Marine switches \ Surf N Turf Rocker Switch

Can anyone decypher which option would work best?

How I'd like this to work with an Eastern Beaver kit is...
Going along with ABS working (No ABS light).
I approach a situation where I do not want ABS.
I tap the button, the ABS is disabled/the ABS light comes on.
ABS will remain off until the bike is restarted.
When I want ABS, I turn the bike off & on again.

With the switch being momentary -I am hoping to not have to remember to turn the switch off again to have ABS.

Thanks in advance!

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