Originally Posted by KawasakiSanHyaku
Ahhhh. That explains it! Thanks!
Do you think I could put ABS on there even though it might be a used bike and it wasn't make with ABS?
From the little compare and contrast of the IPBs of both models, there isn't anything inherently different on the frame or structural level that would preclude you from buying all of the OEM ABS oriented parts and putting them onto a non-ABS bike. It would be quite a list of parts as you have;
-ABS hydraulic pump
-New brake lines
-New brake caliper assemblies at the front and rear
-All supporting brackets for mounting all of the extra lines and hydraulic unit
-New rear rotor and new front rotor hub and speed sensors to relay back to the ABS unit.
-Maybe a new fuse for the hydraulic unit and sensors. I don't know off hand what the amperage rating for the hydraulic unit is so I can't remember if the spares would work or not.
That's all I can think up of off the top of my head right now and I'm sure I probably missed something. I believe the non-ABS bikes still have the bulb and connections for the ABS light in the dash and just doesn't have the electrical wiring from the ABS unit to the dash to light the light up. If they are truly two different meter units, that's going to be VERY expensive to replace just for a little light.
As you can see, that's a lot of parts and potential labor to add these things on and where you can start to see a fairly large price difference between the ABS and non-ABS models on the used market. This is why I always tell people that if there's an electronic aid or feature on a new bike that they want, they better buy it WITH the bike while it's new as adding it on afterwards can be 2x-4x more expensive after the fact.