Is it possible to install abs system for gl1000 1978?


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Is it possible to install abs system for gl1000 1978?

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Hello everyone
Is it possible to install abs system for gl1000 1978
Is there a kit for that?
And another question
which upgrade can be done to the Brakes ? Changing Brake Caliper


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If cost is not a factor, lots of things are possible. No kit exists that I am aware of. I am sure building one would massively exceed the value of the bike. Same with aftermarket brakes. Back in the day there might have been more options, but not likely to find much now. You would have to build your own. Replacing the whole front end is probably the easiest route to upgraded brakes.
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I'd love to do this for my 1500 as well...but there are no aftermarket manufacturers of devices like this. It would be a MAJOR undertaking to try to create a one-off system.
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Not ABS but without changing the entire front end the single best method for improving the front and rear brakes is stainless steel brake lines. A huge improvement over rubber lines.
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trbaron1 wrote: Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:30 am Hello everyone
Is it possible to install abs system for gl1000 1978
Is there a kit for that?
And another question
which upgrade can be done to the Brakes ? Changing Brake Caliper
I switched to a twin-piston setup from another bike.

Bolted right on but it depends on the year, it was a straight bolt-on for my 78.

AS far as ABS, if you give someone a blank check, anything can be possible.
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hi
Can you upload a photo or someone who did it? ( switched to a twin-piston setup )
my goldwing is 78 to
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trbaron1 wrote: Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:26 pm hi
Can you upload a photo or someone who did it? ( switched to a twin-piston setup )
my goldwing is 78 to
I'm on a trip so I can't post a picture of my set-up but go here, https://ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=66025 and you will find all the info you'd ever need on the subject.
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I'm on a trip so I can't post a picture of my set-up but go here, https://ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=66025 and you will find all the info you'd ever need on the subject.


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