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    Long Awaited ABS conversion

    hi all ,

    It's winter , and it's now time to convert the non abs 2002 st1300 to have ABS.

    I first have stripped the plastics, electrics, tank & airbox and had the front & rear sub frames powder coated.

    this the base I am starting from.

    i am trying to update this thread on a daily basis going forward.

    previously I have purchased second hand from eBay :

    abs full wiring harness. - £40
    front abs modulator - £40
    rear abs modulator -£ 55
    rear abs sensor and pulsar ring -20
    abs CdI unit - £ 18
    complete set on abs pipe work. - £30
    Front Pulsar ring - £ 35
    Front abs sensor -£ 25
    Rear abs sensor -£25

    Spend so far - £288

    i will update with more photos / costs , as I go .

    so far this adventure , further to the strip down, I have :

    Powder coated & refitted the the front and rear subframes

    changedout the abs full harness.

    replaced a lot of the OEm bolts with stainless steel.

    fitted / bolted in place the front and rear abs modulator units which was pretty straight forward. as the bolt holes and brackets are standard fittments ( no pipes fitted as yet!)


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    I understand were the front two pipes fit and were the bracket fits. I still trying to work out where back two pipes plug into ????? ( Any help here ,( i.e. photos) would be greatly received front and rear modulator as there is a few variations were , but there nothing in the way of photos in the workshop or haynes manual.)


    now I have hit my first snag......

    Fitting the front and rear abs sensors ....

    there appear to be two brackets missing .

    There is a bracket on the front missing , which simple bolt on part .. to which I am awaiting from breaker to post as I purchase a right side 2004 full calliper with this fitting in place. (£50)

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    The rear is also missing a bracket , I have purchased an abs final drive unit, which comes with this bracketery already fitted. So hopefully this will be another Simple bolt on part. (£50)

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    Spend so far - £388

    once I have received and fitted these I will update ...


    I am am going to try the pulsar rings next..........
    Last edited by technotony007; 12-19-2017 at 03:00 PM. Reason: photos

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    Re: Long Awaited ABS conversion

    Good luck Tony.
    Hope it goes smoothly. Although I sort of doubt it.
    Keep us posted.
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    Re: Long Awaited ABS conversion

    OMG would it not be cheaper to buy an ABS version, probably not as much fun though and you may well be the only person on the planet with this farkle!
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    Wow, quite an undertaking. I can understand the attraction of the challenge, but it's hard to believe that trading your non-ABS for an ABS model wouldn’t be a lot cheaper. Note also that you will need a new lower right panel display as well, among other things no doubt.
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    Re: Long Awaited ABS conversion

    Dang, you're one brave soul! Good luck with this endeavor!
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    Re: Long Awaited ABS conversion

    Is the ABS Cdl unit responsible for the actual brake modulation when ABS is required?


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    Re: Long Awaited ABS conversion

    I purchased the bike last year for £1100. She had been down the road on the right side, and she cost me around £800 to sort out. ( its also on the insurance group register CAT 'C')


    I love the bike , and have spent a lot of time upgrading the bolting's to Stainless steel , Nautilus horn, K& N filter and some Gucci spark plugs.

    To me , Part ex for an ABS model , wouldn't be cost effective , but it will be hours of fun & frolics to suss out what is needed to do this.

    I like a challenge. But looking at practically , if I buy the parts off eBay ( second hand) , I am looking at this could be a simple bolt on exercise.

    which I know I will probably have to eat my words for this, I just have work it all backwards ( and reverse engineer it in places.)

    If anyone can see problems I will encounter , speak up ! , as I will record what I do accordingly.

    my Budget is a target £500.

    should be fun , none the less.

    regards

    Tony
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    Re: Long Awaited ABS conversion

    Quote Originally Posted by wjbertrand View Post
    Wow, quite an undertaking. I can understand the attraction of the challenge, but it's hard to believe that trading your non-ABS for an ABS model wouldn’t be a lot cheaper. Note also that you will need a new lower right panel display as well, among other things no doubt.
    never thought about the lower right display , i will look into this deeper and revert.

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    Re: Long Awaited ABS conversion

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidR8 View Post
    Is the ABS Cdl unit responsible for the actual brake modulation when ABS is required?


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    My understanding of this , is the ABS CDI ,abs main and sub Harness and exisiting Fi unit . This is hopefully a simple changeout exercise. ( I hope)
    Last edited by technotony007; 12-29-2017 at 05:03 PM.

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    Re: Long Awaited ABS conversion

    Quote Originally Posted by technotony007 View Post
    I like a challenge. But looking at practically , if I buy the parts off eBay ( second hand) , I am looking at this could be a simple bolt on exercise.
    I'd guess you've picked a good challenge and less of a simple bolt on exercise but I hope you're right.

    Because anything to do with brakes (especially ABS) you want to get right.

    But if this is something you like doing it's not like work. Or that's what I tell myself. LOL
    Don't tell me what I know. Tell me what I don't know.

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