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post #1 of 9 Old 12-23-2012, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
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Question How to spot ABS in a photo?

Hello, still internet shopping for a Wee from Afghanistan but since we are down to 65 days till return I am starting to get serious. One problem I am having is that a lot of dealer adds just copy and past the general description from the Suzuki press material and don't have much info about the actual bike for sale. If I read "If you're looking for adventure, here's the machine to help you find it" one more time I may lose my mind.

Is there a way to tell from looking at the front wheel photos or anything if a bike is equipped with ABS if it's one of the years that it was optional

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post #2 of 9 Old 12-23-2012, 01:56 AM
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Look for the ABS reluctor ring in the middle of the disc. Unfortunately, you probably won't see it from a pic taken from the LHS.



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I think most years the ABS model came with an "ABS" sticker on each side of the front fender. Of course you shouldn't count on a sticker as a true indicator that the bike does have ABS, but it's a pretty good bet.

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The VIN sticker lists the model as DL650A. Tell them that you want that model and not a DL650.

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ABS stickers were not on my 2012 bike and if they were, I probably would have removed them by now. Look for the reluctor ring (slotted ring closest to hubs), right side of bike, front and rear wheels.


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post #7 of 9 Old 12-23-2012, 11:13 AM
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All 2011 and 2012 650s had ABS. 2007-2009 models with ABS had decals on the front fender. No 2010 Stroms were sent to the USA.


Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. 2012 DL650A is just getting started.
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[QUOTE=greywolf;885655]All 2011 and 2012 650s had ABS. 2007-2009 models with ABS had decals on the front fender. No 2010 Stroms were sent to the USA.


The Canadian models, at least in Ontario did not have these decals

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No Glee has ABS decals. Canadian Wees did have ABS decals. Suzuki Cycles - Product Lines - Cycles - Products - V-Strom 650 - 2011 - DL650A

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. 2012 DL650A is just getting started.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014+ DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012+ DL650s
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