can u add abs to a non abs bike ?
Others have attempted this but it’s not easy or recommended. It’s really a factory installed option (dealers won’t install this).can u add abs to a non abs bike ?
It’ not what most would call an aftermarket option (a dealer won’t install it) and would be significantly more than $800 dollars, not to mention the labor required.Yes it is a aftermarket option.
I am not sure i think its about $800
I agree, when i was in the market for my DX i test drove 2 identical NightRods, one with ABS, one without about 10 mins apart. Both were same color scheme and my only real decision i had to make was to go with the ABS or not, so i was purely focused on the brakes, that being said. I did a "hard brake" test run and in my honest opinion i prefer not to have it, i believe i did better myself feathering the front brake along with the rear than i did doing a hard stop with the ABS. i dint know how to explain it the ABS just felt un natural and in my opinion, it took way to long to come to a complete stop. Although its not without its merits, i am sure in a panic stop situation it would most likely keep you from going into a skid and loose control of your bike. Just my $.02It really expensive to add later as mentioned earlier plus you stop slower with ABS vs learning you bike well enough to do true threshold braking. I constantly out brake several of the ABS bikes "drama free" in panic stop situations.
Y'all can call BS if you want but you can ask anyone who saw the wreck at the first Vrods and Hot Bods we did... I got hit because the guy with ABS didn't stop as quick as I did and proceeded to do $4500 damage to my bike and 6 weeks of waiting on parts to come in... Or ask Bshipp1986 he was the one who hit me.Quote:
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Originally Posted by Dr Dave View Post
I don't have ABS on the bike and stop just fine. Sounds more like your buddy panicked and tried to out think the ABS. Instead of jumping on BOTH brakes hard sounds like he only used the rear brake and pumped it like you would standard brakes. Same thing my mother did when she wrecked my car in a PA snow storm trying to panic stop at a stop sign. Her car was in the shop and did not have ABS, my car did have ABS, but she was way too good of a driver to trust a computer to stop better than she could..... Yeah, she was wrong!Y'all can call BS if you want but you can ask anyone who saw the wreck at the first Vrods and Hot Bods we did... I got hit because the guy with ABS didn't stop as quick as I did and proceeded to do $4500 damage to my bike and 6 weeks of waiting on parts to come in... Or ask Bshipp1986 he was the one who hit me.