Here the Video/instruction to install a Switch for On/Off ABS … avoiding that every time you have to remember to switch off again during your off road sessions…. solution developed by Everything Tenere
For guidance you can check out Everything Tenere’s video of his Version and the post/instruction shared:
The solution to all our problems is there, it only takes some minor wiring skills and dedication.
At the moment we know of two different workaround
Cut off the signal from the rear ABS sensor
Cut off the power to the ABS Solenoid
Step one is the least intrusive and easiest one to do, you can also buy Yamaha OEM connectors. That way no wires need to be cut, and you can remove the solution without leaving a single trace of it being there.
The second options requires the power feed from the fuse box to the ABS solenoid to be cut, and a loop to a switch installed.
Both of these methods will interrupt the signal and make the ABS control unit switch off ABS, and keeping ABS off no matter you stalling or turning bike off and on again. Flipping the switch will instantly turn ABS OFF, to reenable ABS you have to turn the bike off, return the switch to “on” and then restart the bike. The ABS needs to be re initialized to work, that’s why you need to do this.
There are some concerns though…
First of all, does it some how void you warranty ? Secondly, there is a possibility for you to get a check engine light (ABS error). So I strongly recommend that you have a OBD2 reader to be able to clear any errors.
The HOW TOO instructions are pretty simple !
Buy a suitable switch and wires ( 2-2.5 square mm copper lead) When done so, make sure that you are confident and skilled enough to go ahead with the mod.
Version 1 of the ABS switch mod
Find the cable from rear ABS sensor that runs up the swing arm on the right hand side of the bike. Under the triangle shaped fairing you should see a few connectors, identify the ABS cable connector. If you can source the Yamaha OEM connector type, that do that. But it will require special crimp tools.
Otherwise, select one of the wires of the two that comes from the ABS sensor. Doesn’t matter if it’s before the connector or after !
Measure out two pieces of wire that you bough, long enough to reach the place you decide to install the switch at.
Cut one of the wires that comes from the ABS sensor (doesn matter if it’s before or after the connector).
Connect your two wires to each end of the ABS wire you cut of, connect the switch on the other end of your wires. This makes what we called a serial connection, in other words just making one of the two ABS wires/cable longer with a switch in between to break the circuit.
Version 2 of the ABS switch mod
This is the harder version, as it is harder to get to the cables and you have to cut a cable, no option to go with a connector.
The execution and function is the same, but now we will find the ABS Solenoid fuse in the fuse box (the top one, see the fuse name tag). We will then cut the outgoing power cable from the fuse that goes to the ABS solenoid (red), cut that about 6-10 cm away from the fuse box to make the the job easier. There is a main cable harness, so if you do not want to remove some of the heat shrink/tape around it, then you have to cut the cable closer to the fuse box. Just make sure that you have enough cable to easily connect a connector or solder on your two pieces of cable.
So same as version 1, just make it longer with a switch in-between.
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