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Adding ABS to 2016 XG750

Does anyone know how i can add ABS to my 2016 XG750? I really like the bike and have 12000 miles on it. The bike has been trouble free but i always wanted to add ABS. Any advise is appreciated.

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The cost would break you. If you really want ABS trade it in for one with it. Thia has come up before the parts the ECM flash the labor. What ever you do , do not fall of the fake inline ABS gadgets, they will get you killed.
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I though about trading it in, but i will only get about $4000 which is little more than half the cost of the new 2019 or 70% of used 2018. I would pay $1500 for ABS upgrade to keep this bike as it has run flawlessly and i hate to loose it. I could look into a used 2017, but it seems im taking on unkown problems?

Is adding ABS going to cost more that $1500?

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I though about trading it in, but i will only get about $4000 which is little more than half the cost of the new 2019 or 70% of used 2018. I would pay $1500 for ABS upgrade to keep this bike as it has run flawlessly and i hate to loose it. I could look into a used 2017, but it seems im taking on unkown problems?

Is adding ABS going to cost more that $1500?

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I doubt $1,500 would come close. You need new bearings front and rear. Something you would most likely not do your self. Need the ABS controller and they are not cheap. You can not install it you self you can not bleed it with out the digital Tech. No madder what any fool tries to tell you. The reprogramming the ECM. The wiring and brake lines. Also once you go to ABS it must be flushed every two years.
Again it Must be done by the dealer , they have to cycle the ABS many time sto flush the unit. You can not do that your self even if the internet tries to tell you can . They are full of crap.

I have ABS on my Touring bike but not on my Street of Fatboy. While I am a fan of ABS it is not something that is a must have IMO.
How long do you plan on riding a Street. Do you see your self moving up a bit down the road?
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Get a 1200 Custom. 3300 Miles and no trips to dealership for repairs. Just Service and some Customization. Turn signal relocate kit. Done within 60 days. I get the Factory Warranty coverage. Along with the 1 year extended plan.

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I doubt $1,500 would come close. You need new bearings front and rear. Something you would most likely not do your self. Need the ABS controller and they are not cheap. You can not install it you self you can not bleed it with out the digital Tech. No madder what any fool tries to tell you. The reprogramming the ECM. The wiring and brake lines. Also once you go to ABS it must be flushed every two years.
Again it Must be done by the dealer , they have to cycle the ABS many time sto flush the unit. You can not do that your self even if the internet tries to tell you can . They are full of crap.

I have ABS on my Touring bike but not on my Street of Fatboy. While I am a fan of ABS it is not something that is a must have IMO.
How long do you plan on riding a Street. Do you see your self moving up a bit down the road?
Ugh - i see your point now. I actually have a second bike (had 2011 roadking and this year sold it to get a 2018 Softail Hearitage - great bike). I use the Steet quite a bit for local commute to work. Looks like ill keep the Street until Summer and bite the bullet to tradie in for a used one with ABS.

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Get a 1200 Custom. 3300 Miles and no trips to dealership for repairs. Just Service and some Customization. Turn signal relocate kit. Done within 60 days. I get the Factory Warranty coverage. Along with the 1 year extended plan.
I have been looking at the 1200 Custom as well and agree its a great bike. Ill think about it later this year and if i get a decent deal, i may trade up to it. Good to hear that its very reliable.

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My Salesman told me that 19 may be the last year for some of the 1200 Models.

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The Street 750 I own is a 2015 not a prefect bike. I purchased it right and really like it. Not the fastest not the best cafe racer but a reliable bike that is easy to service. One of 3 bikes I own. I put a sidecar on it thinking it would not handle it well. I was wrong it is amazing and has held up well. The Street Rod version of the 750 Street is a great ride and one I would take over most Sporty's.



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Ugh - i see your point now.
Yea, I don't see retrofitting the ABS to be a financially sound decision. There is a lot to it, and getting a different bike may be cheaper and easier.
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My Salesman told me that 19 may be the last year for some of the 1200 Models.
When the York plant closure was announced there was a lot of speculation that the Sportster line would get revamped as part of the move. When the Pan American was announced I noticed that the modular engine is to be made in 500, 750, 975, and 1250 sizes. That sure sounds like a replacement engine for both the Evolution and Revolution motors. I'm thinking that both the Street and Sportster lines get retooled for 2020.
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