ABS off by default on F8?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by selecus, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. selecus

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    Hey Gang,

    Just wondering, is it possible to set the ABS 'off' as default on startup? May use it in rain on asphalt, but otherwise not a fan...

    Just curious, thanks!
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  2. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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    If you find out let us know, as far as I've read no one has figured out how to do this.

    For a couple people it randomly happens to be off at start-up, happened to me once but I think it is a benign bug that disappears later and you still have it on at default. Luckily it is easy to turn off.
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  3. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    My bike still defaults to no ABS. I still don't know how I managed to do it.
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  4. kaiden

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    Stupid Question.. Lost The Manual Sorry...

    My bike starts up and the light flashes then after a second the ABS light stays off. I am assuming the ABS is on am I wrong.

    Sorry for being such a boob, i really need to get another manual.
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  5. ShaunJ

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    I think i read somewhere on here that with the bike off hold the ABS button and start the bike without releasing the ABS button sets it to Default 'off' and repeat to switch back to defaut 'on'
    Don't quote me on this though might be wrong
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  6. BitesTheDust

    BitesTheDust Been here awhile

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    I believe these are the different behaviours:

    If ABS light is flashing when ignition key is initially switched on it's doing its self diagnosis routine

    If ABS light is off once it completes its self diagnosis routine - ABS is on

    If the ABS light is on (solid) after going through the stepped process of switching the ABS off - the ABS is off

    If the ABS light is on (solid) but you did not go through the stepped process of switching the ABS off - ABS is faulty (warning signal)

    Edit: for f658 - I believe for F8 the behaviour is the same but just saying ...
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  7. Bartron

    Bartron 'Tenacious B' the Bike Punisher

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    The manual is available online. Have a look in PU for the link. I'd post it but I'm on my phone. Perhaps another inmate can
    post the link for you.

    There is also a similar thread already established that describes unplugging the ABS plug under the seat to more permanently disable the ABS.
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  8. selecus

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    Appreciate the input, will fiddle with it...

    Cheers!
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  9. CSL3

    CSL3 Claude the Adventurer :)

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  10. upweekis

    upweekis Long timer

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    you can unplug it, according to some reports I've read. You could easily change it to off by default with the right software, but you won't get anyone to do it for liability reasons
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  11. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    Has anyone tried this?
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  12. Mike.C

    Mike.C Stelvio Dreamer!

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    Yep, tested the idea on our F658 - didn't work on either of our bikes.
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  13. ShaunJ

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  14. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks House Ape

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    As lawe mentioned in that thread, you can unplug this connector if you want to disable ABS temporarily.

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    Then reconnect it after you're done playing in the dirt.

    David
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  15. raider

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    As in, like "HOLY-SHIT-THAT-GUY-JUST-PULLED-OUT-FUCK-I'M-GONNA-DIE! Quick, press and hold the ABS button for five seconds to turn it on before braking"? :rolleyes

    There's a valid reason to turn it off on dirt. Anywhere else, you're just a Luddite.
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  16. DolphinJohn

    DolphinJohn Caveman

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    Yeah.... I just tried to do it and failed. I can only surmise that when I dropped my bike in the water it somehow changed the ABS to remain off. It stayed that way for several days however, until I started the bike with the button held.
    That set it back to normal. I thought that at the time I was able to switch it back and forth using this method, but apparently I was "higher 'en a polecat", as my PA hillbilly friend used to say.
    Sorry to confuse.
    It's really not that much trouble to stop and de-activate though.
    It does suck when you stop to rest and restart, forgetting to turn it off again.
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  17. selecus

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    Yeah, of course I can live with it, but hey if the option exists I figure it's worth asking....
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  18. DolphinJohn

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    Try getting stuck in a knee-deep puddle, then tip the bike over on its port side to break the suction from the back tire. :lol3

    That's how it switched for me. :dunno
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