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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-14-2018, 03:10 AM Thread Starter
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I was told by a friend of mine that if I put a bigger front wheel on my '17 RGS, the ABS will no longer work. Is this correct?

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-14-2018, 06:08 AM
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How big are you talking? As far as Iím aware of, as long as you have abs bearings you should be fine.


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you will need an abs bearing that is calibrated for the rim size you choose. I am running a 23 and had abs issue, tried the tracmax plug in box but still got abs codes. replaced the front left bearing with one from mc baggers for 23" abs and have had no problems since.
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Huh! I was literally just discussing this with a friend. Common sense would dictate an adjustment of some sort when changing the overall OD of a wheel and tire assembly, no?
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I would probably pop for something like one of these abs bearings specifically designed for larger wheels, even if it were only for a 21".

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I had a 21" on my 15 and my 17. I put in the Harley ABS bearings and never had any issues.


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Thanks for all the advice. I'm thinking about a 23", I'll keep you posted and put up a pic when it's complete
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I had a 21" wheel installed on my bike during bikeweek last year, as long as I was cruising around town I had no issues. But as soon as I jumped on the highway and hit about 70 to 75mph the ABS light would come on. I went back to the vendor I bought the wheel from and they took my bearing out of my stock wheel (they still had it because they were shipping it to me) and installed it in the new wheel. Exact same issue occured. So I went back the next day and just had them reimburse my money and put my stock wheel back on. The guy said he had the right bearing to fix the problem back at his shop in South carolina but I told him no thanks. So long story short.... if you change the wheel size you need to have the correct bearing to offset the size difference.
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I had a 21" wheel installed on my bike during bikeweek last year, as long as I was cruising around town I had no issues. But as soon as I jumped on the highway and hit about 70 to 75mph the ABS light would come on. I went back to the vendor I bought the wheel from and they took my bearing out of my stock wheel (they still had it because they were shipping it to me) and installed it in the new wheel. Exact same issue occured. So I went back the next day and just had them reimburse my money and put my stock wheel back on. The guy said he had the right bearing to fix the problem back at his shop in South carolina but I told him no thanks. So long story short.... if you change the wheel size you need to have the correct bearing to offset the size difference.
Had a 21" installed on my 2011 SG during Myrtle Beach bike week, no issues with ABS. Doesn't make sense that after changing to your original bearing you still had the same issue.

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