FMH GOLD LIVE: Harley ABS Braking System

Bob LaRosa covers the history of ABS, problems Harley Davidson motorcycles have had, and the litigation that followed. He also offers proper maintenance recommendations and the proper use of the ABS system.

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13 Responses to “FMH GOLD LIVE: Harley ABS Braking System”
  1. Richard

    I’m a new member. How about some information on how to attend a class like this.

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    • Dennis Santopietro

      Hi Richard, Welcome to Fix My Hog. We will be shooting a Live Event every month and you can view them right here. We will send info out via email. If you miss one you will be able to play them here. We will also shot Gold Live events a during the year and you can upgrade to Gold membership here.

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    • Dennis Santopietro

      Hi John, Coming at you here in a few. I sent the question to Bob

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  2. Dennis Santopietro

    Audio at 1:00:00 – Last Question was; Can I install ABS on an non-ABS bike? Yes – if you have the money and the time. It is not recommended.

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  3. derrick

    Hi bob.I have been bleeding brake systems on abs automobiles for years now with no issues.Why is abs tool necessary to activate the module on Harleys compared to just regulary bleeding the brakes on an automobile with the abs.

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    • Dennis Santopietro

      It is possible to bleed a Harley Davidson ABS brake system without issue.
      That is; you can end up with a good lever feel and the ABS light will not stay on.
      However, it has been our experience that when the Digital Technician or Centurion Super Pro software is used, the lever feel is always significantly better.
      It is important to actuate the ABS module as part of the bleeding process.
      Recently, Harley has been recalling ABS models. They want the ABS systems to be flushed and bled. It is common for the modules to seize up when they are not activated for prolonged periods of time.

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    • Dennis Santopietro

      Couldn’t say that any Harley Davidson ABS system is better than another.

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