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    Default Non ABS wheel on an ABS bike

    I'm looking to buy a spare rear wheel and have what may be a dumb question. Is there something on the wheel that triggers the ABS? Will a wheel from a non ABS wing work on a ABS equipped wing & will the ABS work properly?
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    Any REAR wheel will work fine. The rear ABS tone ring is built into the rearend.
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    Actually the ABS ring is mounted to the the brake rotor.
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    All the wheels are the same. The only difference is when they came out in 09 with TPMS. They removed the tit that holds the plastic stem holder.

    The ABS Pulsor rings Bolt to the wheel in front,and to the Rotor in the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    All the wheels are the same. The only difference is when they came out in 09 with TPMS. They removed the tit that holds the plastic stem holder.

    The ABS Pulsor rings Bolt to the wheel in front,and to the Rotor in the rear.
    If you buy a wheel that does not have the "tit" don't run it with non-TPMS Honda stems because the centrifugal force when riding at freeway speeds may cause your EOM flexible stems to flex at high speeds and return to 90 at slower speeds. This is the "beer can tab" effect and if you bend a beer can tab up and down often enough, it will break. You will need solid Patch Boy stems or equivalent. Note that if you have the wheels with the "tit" and you have lost your plastic stem holder, replace the stem holder.

    This is a documented problem from the Valkyrie forums from back in 98. Same stems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waldo View Post
    If you buy a wheel that does not have the "tit" don't run it with non-TPMS Honda stems because the centrifugal force when riding at freeway speeds may cause your EOM flexible stems to flex at high speeds and return to 90 at slower speeds. This is the "beer can tab" effect and if you bend a beer can tab up and down often enough, it will break. You will need solid Patch Boy stems or equivalent. Note that if you have the wheels with the "tit" and you have lost your plastic stem holder, replace the stem holder.

    This is a documented problem from the Valkyrie forums from back in 98. Same stems.
    Thanks for reminding me of that Waldo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waldo View Post
    If you buy a wheel that does not have the "tit" don't run it with non-TPMS Honda stems because the centrifugal force when riding at freeway speeds may cause your EOM flexible stems to flex at high speeds and return to 90 at slower speeds. This is the "beer can tab" effect and if you bend a beer can tab up and down often enough, it will break. You will need solid Patch Boy stems or equivalent. Note that if you have the wheels with the "tit" and you have lost your plastic stem holder, replace the stem holder.

    This is a documented problem from the Valkyrie forums from back in 98. Same stems.

    This is correct.But I had figured most would be running the bolt on stems by now because of that stupid plastic part always falling off unless it's siliconed to the wheel so it stays put.

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