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Old 02-03-2014, 02:56 PM   #31
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For this the ABS great! (IMHO) Hammer the brake, the back steps out in a nice controlled way as the back wheel still turns. The ABS on the back is shitty over jumps and anywhere the back wheel leaves the ground.

For me boiling the fluid is a much worse problem than the ABS (something these big things do all too easily even with fresh fluid, pads and even a new rotor).
Don't know if they make these for the 990, but my KTM friends love these for managing brake heat.

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Old 02-04-2014, 08:50 PM   #32
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Can't you disable the ABS completely by putting washers to space out the ABS sensor on the rear? The sensor can't read the speed of the rear wheel putting the computer into ABS error mode thus switching off the ABS system.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:11 PM   #33
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I bought the 990 R to specifically not have the 5 lbs of something I didn't want on my large dirtbike.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:38 PM   #34
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Yep only the rear, but at least it is predictable - I usually know which corner I will loose the pedal pressure on (I always check the pedal before I need it anyway).

But back to the ABS - I think the off road mode of the 1190 is spot on, ABS on the front and not on the back. Be interested if it could be retrofitted to a 990.
Just plug the rear ABS and get a line from a non ABS model of your year. I never turn the ABS off now, can break turn when needed and still turn under hard breaking when i blow a corner on gravel.




ABS save my ass 2 time with run ins with deer at dusk on pavement.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:45 PM   #35
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Just plug the rear ABS and get a line from a non ABS model of your year. I never turn the ABS off now, can break turn when needed and still turn under hard breaking when i blow a corner on gravel.

ABS save my ass 2 time with run ins with deer at dusk on pavement.
I was/am toying with this idea. I would have liked to have it switchable though.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:54 AM   #36
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I think the ABS is a bit underrated.

I can use the front brake quite comfortably on all surfaces. Gravel, mud, sand, moss, grass, ice, snow, tarmac all okay. Bike needs to be straight of course. ABS action is barely noticeable if you are going faster than maybe 30 mph. Under that it can get jerky.

Rear is not as good as the front. On some very low friction surfaces or high knob / studded tires it won't work at all. It may for some reason decide to not give almost any pressure to the caliber. Few times when it worked okay it may have helped a bit.

Commuting every day through city with full knobbies ABS has been useful quite few times. Those surprise moments are a lot easier to handle with ABS. The ABS switch is totally crap tough. I'm planning to do 1190 off-road ABS style thing but now that project is waiting for free time.
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:32 AM   #37
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Just plug the rear ABS and get a line from a non ABS model of your year. I never turn the ABS off now, can break turn when needed and still turn under hard breaking when i blow a corner on gravel.




ABS save my ass 2 time with run ins with deer at dusk on pavement.
As easy as plug the rear lines to/from the ABS???? No downsides? (front ABS acting funny, flashing error codes,...)
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:30 AM   #38
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ABS does work.
It is more safe.

But if I wanted safety I wouldn't be driving motorcycles.


My roadbike hardly brakes at all.
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:46 PM   #39
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As easy as plug the rear lines to/from the ABS???? No downsides? (front ABS acting funny, flashing error codes,...)
The front and rear are suppose to be separate hydraulic circuits and long as you leave the sensor in place there should be no ABS errors. I like the idea, I just didn't want to do away with the ABS altogether on the rear.
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Are there instructions for removing the ABS? (An ABSectomy)
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:59 AM   #41
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Are there instructions for removing the ABS? (An ABSectomy)
http://www.ktm950.info/how/Orange%20...s_removal.html

I'm sure there are a few threads too


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The front and rear are suppose to be separate hydraulic circuits and long as you leave the sensor in place there should be no ABS errors. I like the idea, I just didn't want to do away with the ABS altogether on the rear.
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:40 AM   #42
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My Baja 990 2013 doesn't have it thank god I suppose you get used to it But on a mountain with steep drop offs on dirt, how's that getting use to it with out plunging of the side
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Dusty.
I'm looking to do what you did and eliminate the rear ABS.
Did you just use the stock bolts to plug the ABS pump rear lines or did you have to source another bolt?



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Just plug the rear ABS and get a line from a non ABS model of your year. I never turn the ABS off now, can break turn when needed and still turn under hard breaking when i blow a corner on gravel.
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:56 AM   #44
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Yup. The first ABS system that was any good was Yamaha's Super Tenere. Made the BMW/KTM stuff seem pretty laughable. Now KTM is getting it right with the new Bosch system on the 1190.
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Dusty.
I'm looking to do what you did and eliminate the rear ABS.
Did you just use the stock bolts to plug the ABS pump rear lines or did you have to source another bolt?
I had to get new bolts from the auto parts store, take one of the stock ones to get the right pitch. Get 2 bolts and a nut to chase the threads as they didn't have the exact length i needed, so i cut them with a hacksaw ground a light tapper with a small file on the the newly cut bolt, then backed the chaser nut off.
I think i got new copper washers also at the parts store... or did i reuse the stock?... cant remember.

Pretty simple, hope that was what you were looking for.
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