Author Topic: HOW TO: Quick and Easy ABS Disable Switch  (Read 837 times)

Offline moespeeds

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HOW TO: Quick and Easy ABS Disable Switch
« on: July 08, 2017, 03:16:10 pm »
There's not allot of info out there on how to do this, so I figured I'd post it up with some clear pictures.

I know there is allot of controversy here about whether or not you need to shut the ABS off. I don't like it off road, but I also like my Martini's extra dirty. It's personal preference, so please spare me the "You'll shoot your eye out" or "NASA designed this system so it must be perfect" warnings. I know you can disable ABS on the 2014, but I don't feel like putting it on the center stand and doing a rain dance while my friends ride off into the sunset.

Ok so I started this off breaking the 20a ABS SOL fuse, but that gives you a non-linear throttle curve, same with breaking the 7.5a ABS fuse. The way to do it is to break the 30a ABS solenoid ciruit.

I used a 25a switch from NAPA with a waterproof boot (NAPA Part# TG6139 & TG6571). They sell a great switch, it's very robust.
For wire, I used 14-2 Outdoor Lighting wire from Home Depot. I've used this stuff for wiring in all kinds of things, from motorcycles to race cars. The casing is thick, and it comes in 18, 16, and 14 AWG. For 30 amps in this application, we use 14.
I use weathertight, heat shrink, crimp connectors. Some people like to solder, I'm too lazy.

First remove the 30a ABS Solenoid fuse. The one we want to break is the one on the bottom. The top fuse is just a spare.

Next we want to install a 30a inline fuse on the hot side of the circuit, with blade connectors to plug in where the fuse used to be. The blue blade connectors are 14 ga, and the proper size for this application. When you are all done, it should look like this.

Now we run the wire up to our switch, mounted wherever you want, I put mine in the dash. A big fat glob of black RTV works great to keep water and dirt out of the bottom of the switch, and keeps the blade connectors on there until you want to pull them out.

Now plug the the blade connectors on the other end into the fuse block where we pulled the lower fuse. The switch essentially "breaks" the circuit, same as removing the fuse. Use a 30a fuse in our fuse holder, and you are all set.

Switch mounted and ready to go off road!

When you flip the switch to OFF, it will immediately disable the ABS. The SPEEDO and TCS will continure to work normally. To turn the ABS back on, flip the switch to ON, and cycle the key.

Do this mod at your own risk, and I will not be responsible if you smash yourself into the pavement because your ABS was off.

« Last Edit: July 10, 2017, 01:19:25 pm by moespeeds »

Offline r1100r

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Re: HOW TO: Quick and Easy ABS Disable Switch
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2017, 01:37:46 pm »
Or just relocate abs fuse for easy removal

Offline PaydayGabe

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Re: HOW TO: Quick and Easy ABS Disable Switch
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2018, 09:01:26 pm »
Afternoon,  , and thanks Moespeeds.
   Did your switch mod today.  It was super easy, inexpensive and I like fiddling with my stuff.  Followed your instructions and it works great.  Great info/ mod::012::.
  PaydayGabe in Vegas  :P

Offline Checkswrecks

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Re: HOW TO: Quick and Easy ABS Disable Switch
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2018, 10:14:45 pm »
Now a sticky for folks to find in the future.
Thanks moespeeds and r1100r.
« Last Edit: March 11, 2018, 10:20:23 pm by Checkswrecks »
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