According to the service manual, rear fender "A" must be removed to access the ABS controller. Remove flange bolt and the four setting bolts. Release tabs from the saddlebags being careful not to damage them and remove rear fender "A" You want to be sure the ignition is off before you disconnect the cable to the controller. :doorag:I've already checked everything out. I just want to know the easiest way to get to the controller. There is only one and on the 01 to 05 Wings its on a tray attached to the rear fender under the trunk.
Kit, you're referring to the front and rear ABS modulators. There is only one ABS controller and it is located at the rear of the bike under the trunk. :doorag:Which controller?? Front or rear........there are two.
Trick answer, there are two one for front and one for rear, both in the same area .
Erase the codes, take the bike for a ride , before final decision, make sure the tires have proper pressure and a rim is not bent and the sensor ring is not loose first.
If you still get the same code,
Off with the shelter, out with the air filter, off with the lower cowls and inner fairings , drain the fluid, undo the hoses, unbolt the unit, whichever one shows the code......oh unplug the cruise control get it out of the way, looking at the front of the bike the modulators or controls the left one is the rear, the right one is the front.
If the bike was run on the center stand the code may show. But not be a real fault. There are two fuses depending on year which ones......one of them burned out can cause this. This is how you erase the codes also, you yank both fuses and then install then after the light goes off within a couple seconds.
You can also just swap out the motors to see if it is a bad motor or the entire control.
Of course, the only good thing about it being located under the top shelter is that you can stand up to work on it instead of having to scurry around on the garage floor like a fiddler crab.Something else good to know, this rearward location is only for the 01-05 bikes. The 06 and up bikes have the control unit under the ECM in the usual ECM location. :thumbup: