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PostSubject: Adding ABS   Thu 07 Feb 2013, 02:54

Given that Swings are similar through the years I have a question. Is it possible to add ABS to my 2002? What is involved? Here in Hawaii, not to many Swings come up for sale and a new Swing is out of the question for now. Almost lost control last night in the rain. My rear tire started to slide like on ice when I engaged the left brakes. I was able to recover by releasing the brake, then reapplying it again. I've ridden it in a lot heavier rains. Have not gauged the tread depth, but the rear tire looks fine.
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PostSubject: Re: Adding ABS   Thu 07 Feb 2013, 06:24

Brutal Facts----11 year old scooter-----using new parts, just parts cost would far exceed value of bike----- maybe find junked ABS Silverwing, but if you cannot do work yourself, labor costs very high.
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PostSubject: Re: Adding ABS   Thu 07 Feb 2013, 08:07

This question has been asked many times.

It's cost-ineffective.

You are better off selling current scooter and buying used abs scooter.

Pardon my ignorance, but...

Where the hell do you find ice in Hawaii, other than a cold drink?
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PostSubject: Re: Adding ABS   Thu 07 Feb 2013, 08:52

What Dan said!
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PostSubject: Re: Adding ABS   Thu 07 Feb 2013, 12:30

even worse for the Shadows. Wish sometimes I ordered the ABS version from the dealer. The rear is a disc on the ABS and drum on non-ABS. Rear brake is pretty useless. The Victory I rented in AZ had ABS and a rear brake that does pretty good by itself.
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PostSubject: Re: Adding ABS   Thu 07 Feb 2013, 18:03

dspevack wrote:
Where the hell do you find ice in Hawaii, other than a cold drink?

I use to live in Santa Fe NM and slid many times. I know what it feels like to slide on ice. I used that experience as a for-instance when I slid on the wet off ramp. My rear tires were still spinning, but slower that I was traveling. I was not using a lot of brake. The entrance to the off-ramp is grooved concrete and very slick when wet, I guess. Thanks for the responses. I kinda had a feeling it would be to expensive. Not many used Swings for sale on Oahu.
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