I imagine it could be done with most any bike that was sold with that as an option. I can't imagine a maker creating two different wiring harnesses. It seems to me the wiring harness for an ABS-equipped bike and non-ABS of the same model year would be the same, just less bits plugged in along the harness.Has anyone ever heard of anyone adding ABS to a bike?
IndyTiger over on the Tiger1050 forum did it, and it was a long and involved project. A very interesting thread which should convince (almost) anyone that buying an ABS bike is a much, much better option! To the OP, if you haven't tried it, Searchtempest will show you all the Tigers for sale in your area on Craigslist. And I'll cast my vote in favor of ABS.Has anyone ever heard of anyone adding ABS to a bike?
This is an example of how riding a bike with ABS de-skills the rider.I had forgotten what it was like to ride a non abs bike when I picked up the 99 900 trophy last fall. I took in to Canada in June after a rebuild, and during the trip as the rear end of the bike started to slide around, I suddenly remembered.
I disagree. He did say he remembered instantly just what to do.This is an example of how riding a bike with ABS de-skills the rider.
Perhaps I am reading it wrong - that's the trouble with forums.I disagree. He did say he remembered instantly just what to do.
I think you're reading too much into his post. Shall I also make assumptions and suggest you don't have a bike with ABS or just don't think it's worth having?
It's said that there's no advocate like a convert...count me among them.
The ABS option was on the '11 roadie I bought at the end of March 2012. In july I was heading down a 2-lane road in Connecticut, following 3 cars in a line. I had taken my left hand off the bar to click on the instruments and check trip odometer mileage. As I looked up, all the cars were slamming on their brakes so I instinctively grabbed a handful of brake with my right hand.
I could fell the ABS kicking in before I could even get my left hand back on the bar. Amazing, and quite a relief. ABS will be on any future bike of mine as well.