ABS ring compatibility 2000GS vs 2005GSA - r1150

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by airfin, May 16, 2018.

  1. airfin

    airfin Been here awhile

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    Does anyone now from experience if a 2000 r1150gs abs sensor will work with the abs ring on 2005 r1150GSA wheels? They are a different ring.
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  2. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    From experience, no I don't know. I'm assuming what's going on here is you want to swap in a set of late model GSA wheels, rotors and ring on to your single spark? And you want to know if the ABS will still work?

    What I can say is, from my previous research when I was swapping wheels and rings around on my 1100GS, is that a late model sensor designed to work with the stamped rings should work with the cast rings if you fool around with the shims and find the sweet spot. Will the early sensor work with the stamped ring? Don't know.

    My final solution was I removed the ABS totally from the bike! :D OK, not really a solution. But it totally worked!
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  3. GS Addict

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    Parts are not compatible
    ABSII sensors are mag pickup type and not compatible with iABS sensors which are hall effect type
    ABSII uses a cast steel ring and iABS uses a stamped steel ring
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  4. airfin

    airfin Been here awhile

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    @GS Addict Thank you for the info! That's what I was after.
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  5. AntonLargiader

    AntonLargiader Long timer

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    I have used a stamped iABS ring successfully on my R1100RS. I occasionally got faults which may or may not have been from that, so possibly It wasn't 100% reliable but there is probably some optimal distance setting that I could have found (I never bothered).

    The ABS2 ring is steel. I have seen them rust, and aluminum wouldn't work for the AC signal.
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  6. GS Addict

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    Steel is correct, my error, post fixed
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