Turn off ABS light after trike conversion


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Turn off ABS light after trike conversion

Post by GLRT » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:03 am



OK first I better talk about the reason ABS is disabled on trike conversions. The system is designed to work with just 2 wheels while ABS can be fooled into thinking it is still active by moving the sensor ring to one of the trike wheels or adding the sensors to a single sensor ring which does not leave ABS active it only fools the system into turning off the light but the function is actually disabled. Please don't veer off the topic here and venture off into all the presumed safety aspects. Trike manufacturer are well aware of the trade offs.

So the question is - how to turn off the ABS light. Removing the fuses will stop flashing but light will stay on constantly. Does anyone know if this can be done as so far I have not found one indication it can be done without black tape over the light.

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Re: Turn off ABS light after trike conversion

Post by keithg64 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:31 pm

Will this work? I got it from another thread.

If you remove all three ABS fuses, the indicator should go dead. There's two 30A fuses for the motors and one 5A fuse for the control box.
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Re: Turn off ABS light after trike conversion

Post by GLRT » Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:45 pm

yes I agree with you that it should however no the light just stops flashing and stays on constantly.

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Re: Turn off ABS light after trike conversion

Post by DenverWinger » Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:01 pm

Take out the bulb :?:
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Re: Turn off ABS light after trike conversion

Post by GLRT » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:15 pm

No bulb as it is an LED integrated into the dash. I really don't wish to pull the dash just to turn off a light instead I would just use black tape. From what I have seen over the years I am guessing the real answer is no it can't be done. :cry:

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Re: Turn off ABS light after trike conversion

Post by Rambozo » Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:10 am

Go over the wiring diagram and find a place to intercept power to the led. It could be as simple as unplugging a connector from a joint or control box. Or you might have to cut a wire or remove a pin from a connector. Of course if the control circuity is in the dash, there may be no easier way than pulling the dash.

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Re: Turn off ABS light after trike conversion

Post by GoldWingrGreg » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:04 am

GLRT wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:03 am


So the question is - how to turn off the ABS light.
If you paid to have your trike kit installed, the trike builder should have done it. There are a couple of ways to do it. For instructions, it is best to go to various trike kit web pages that offer instructions to install their kits. In the instruction book are instructions to deactivate and turn off the ABS and TMPS lights.

For example ... page 11

http://championsidecars.com/wp-content/ ... ep_kit.pdf

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Re: Turn off ABS light after trike conversion

Post by GLRT » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:31 am

The light is a unwelcome side effect and simply pulling the fuses does not turn off the light. The electronic control unit has to be removed and a jumper installed to complexly remove the light from the equation.

The issue with ABS on a trike is it can not actually be retained. Those that make that claim are just relocating the trigger wheel and sensor to fool the system into 2 wheel mode which turns off the light but essentially deactivates ABS. To really retain ABS would require an additional trigger wheel and sensor plus control unit. All this would have to be custom made and calibrated at a huge cost. So the reality is no matter what when triking ABS is disabled. On the plus side unlike a 2 wheeler ABS is not as beneficial on a trike as it is on a 2 wheeler. Anyone who has locked up a front wheel knows how fast a motorcycle goes down. On a trike the knee jerk reaction is to ease off on the brakes which in itself is a form of ABS. All in all trikes are just safer ABS or not.



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