Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Eagle County, CO
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Im no expert on exactly how the system measures or compares wheel speeds, but I dont think it would render the ABS system useless or even fault it. I assume it knows when one particular wheel is approaching the threshold of lock-up based on that wheels sensor alone. That assumption is based on doing burnouts on different ABS equipped bikes* and not having the rear brake's ABS try to slow that wheel down. So I dont think a basic ABS system like ours compares wheel speeds. *they were older BMWs, no burnouts on the Versys yet
There are multiple posts on the forum of guys running different and non-OEM sized tires on ABS bikes with no issue. Mostly Shinko 705s, which tire are you putting on the front?
If we had traction control or a linked ABS system it might be a different story.
2016 Versys 650LT - Madstad, T-Bob, LeoVince, SeatConcepts, HyperPro CSC Damper, Shoodabeen Flashed
2003 KLR 685 - +1mm IN & EX SS valves P&P, Innovate Wideband O2 Sensor, Progressive 465 w/ RAP, ThermoBob