ABS removed.....the light !

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  1. Boothman

    Boothman Elite Member

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    Yes - the loom coming from the clocks will include the orange/green wire. So as described, cut it and connect the side from the clocks to the earth (the green wire that runs all over the bike)
     
  2. Alexvaldes31

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    Chckec the wiring again and checked wire by wire and there was only 1 orange one but was not the one for the ABS so i guess i do have to change the tachometer
     
  3. Boothman

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    Sorry I have no idea then. In the 2008-14 Honda Workshop Manual, Section 17-13 it specifically talks about the indicator on the clocks and confirms its feed wire is Orange/Green.
    Good luck, but I’d still say you don’t need new clocks. The image below shows the connections in to the clocks where the image on the left is a none ABS, the one on the right has ABS. The difference is the Orange/Green on the 9th pin from the left. Do all the other colours match your bike @Alexvaldes31?
     

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  4. Slick

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    After deactivating my ABS several years ago finally decided to get rid of the light. I was removing the tank anyway to complete some other jobs so decided to hack into the loom at the conduit under the tank rather than the connector at the left fairing.

    As you see below there is a handy earth point to earth the O/G (Orange green wire)

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    When you open up the conduit you will note there is both an orange green wire and a green orange wire. I accidentally cut the G/O wire so the deactivation didn't work, the two can be differentiated as follows:

    O/G - orange portion is thicker and has 1 silver fleck/stripe
    G/O - green portion is thicker and has 2 silver flecks/stripes (think this is diagnostic wire for the front valve unit)


    Once cut I earthed the clock side of the O/G wire
    If the O/G wire is earthed correctly the ABS light turns offs instantly:



    This is the finished product:
    • O/G wire earthed and
    • G/O wire reconnected o_O
    all soldered and and covered in heat shrink

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    All tidied up ready for tank to be replaced:

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    Final test with tank replaced and ignition started, note the ABS light does stay on for a brief moment then is extinguished.



    The ABS hardware is still in there (can't be arsed to remove as I need the extra weight to keep my Sags correct;))
    Next job is just to remove any external indicators that the bike was an ABS, ie decals, speed sensors, sensor rings etc.

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