disable abs? it comes back on...

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  1. Rodknee

    Rodknee the post is mightier than the sword...

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    bike: 12' 990 ADV w/ abs. i go throught the 3rd button hold procedure, which disables the abs for what seems to be a few minutes then it reenables.

    has anyone else had this issue? what am i doing wrong?
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  2. kenny61

    kenny61 TBI survivor and damn proud of it

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    Yeah every winter it comes back on my abs too

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  3. viverrid

    viverrid not dead yet

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  4. Pops of the desert

    Pops of the desert Adventurer

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    Procedure is to start bike then press ABS button until it flashes, release button.
    ABS button will now flash and ABS will be disabled until the engine is shut off or dies.
    When not disabled ABS button goes dark after a few minutes of riding.

    Are you sure yours is re-enabling?

    It is a PIA when you kill the motor and restart because you now need to go thru the procedure all over.
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    Katoom72 Been here awhile

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  6. Rodknee

    Rodknee the post is mightier than the sword...

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    positive. i was doing some very steep decents and i turned the abs off. for a couple hundred feet i could lock the rear wheel up, then it started pulsing again.

    the first time i figured i didnt disable it, but it has done the same thing on me 4 separate times.

    yes, i was thinking of cutting then switching the cable, but have not done it yet. i have a ride this sat where i will most likely have to disable the abs, so i wont have time to cut it and cleanly splice in a switch.
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  7. ktmjohn

    ktmjohn Been here awhile

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    Can you just remove the ABS fuse or rig it to a toggle switch ?
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  8. Jbone11 11

    Jbone11 11 Been here awhile

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    Yeah... I was thinking the same thing. I find the ABS more of a pain than anything, but I guess on pavement it has its uses. I definitely like that you can disable it...unlike the R.
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  9. Rodknee

    Rodknee the post is mightier than the sword...

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    you can space the rear sensor out a bit and kill it that way. i do a lot of mixed surface rides, so i will most likely put in a switch.

    most common method is to cut/splice the rear sensor wire, so the speedo is not affected.
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  10. txbear55

    txbear55 Been here awhile

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    Yes, experienced the same on 2011. Did the "disabling switch" mod...works great now!
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  11. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    I'll guess that when you disable ABS and then skid the back on dirt that you kill the motor because the rear locks w/o clutch. It restarts when you let off the brake. You may not even notice, but enough to reset the ABS. Recluse EXP and I never have to think about clutching while braking again.
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  12. Rodknee

    Rodknee the post is mightier than the sword...

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    umm, no. after 30 years of riding, i think i can figure out if i stall a motor or not.

    downhill, clutch in, lock up the rear a few times, then abs re-enables and i am unable to lock the rear brake again. engine never skipped a beat. happened a few times. i'm perplexed.
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  13. OlivierS

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    Just pull the plug under the seat before you go offroad...
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  14. Rodknee

    Rodknee the post is mightier than the sword...

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    yesterday i did a bunch of muddy singletrack, and was able to finally disable to abs and not have it re-enable. OMG, i love this bike so much more now that i can pivot it at will... :clap rear tires were lasting 800 miles, NOW what will they last?!? :lol3

    it works now as advertised! i dunno, i didnt do anything differently. mebbie since my cooling fan was on for an hour, something "clicked"? voodoo? satanic worship?

    i still plan to splice in a switch, but i need to do some riding first!
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