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post #11 of 16 Old 04-23-2019, 09:32 PM
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Step 1: Make sure you have the shop manual for your bike.
Step 2: Read both the brake sections and ABS sections so that you have a general understanding of operation and component locations.
Step 3: Check the operation and condition of your service brakes before you attend to the ABS system.

In the ABS section of my factory '14 Suzuki DL1000 Service manual there are 41 pages of descriptions, schematics, pictorials, inspections, and test + service procedures. Some require special tools and equipment.
BUT...There is shown a special service tool Suzuki 09930-82760 that plugs into the mode select coupler under the seat to read diagnostic trouble codes which are then flashed on the instrument cluster's ABS indicator lamp.
I havent looked for this coupler on my own Vstrom, but if it's similar to the mode select switch tool, a simple paper clip might accomplish the same thing. I bought the Suzuki tool for Mode select off Amazon for $17, makes setting TPSs simple and quick.
Realize you have wiring, sensors, connectors, fuses, relays, switches, etc in the system. Get the manual and familiarize yourself with your machine.
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Now I'm getting paranoid about ABS

Is there a general ABS troubleshooting and maintenance checklist that we can adhere to? Might be time for a sticky with that content. I'll volunteer to put something together if it doesn't exist already.
Nah for whatever reason it’s seems to be the 12’s with gremlins, the rest of 650 ABS bikes have been rock solid. No sticky or troubleshooting guides for ABS systems here, as failures are rare.
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A mild update...

The light remains on, though it has turned off for short durations a couple of times.

I haven't had the garage time to really dive into this, but I did determine both front & rear sensors are clear.

If it's a good day to wash the bike, it's a better day to ride the bike.
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I have a 2017 XT. My ABS light has remained on while operating since the day I purchased it. I assumed that just meant the ABS was on and working. So, I have a problem that I didn't know about?
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I have a 2017 XT. My ABS light has remained on while operating since the day I purchased it. I assumed that just meant the ABS was on and working. So, I have a problem that I didn't know about?
Likely, on the early models with ABS the red ABS light comes on when you startup the bike and then goes off shortly after you start driving.
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One thing to keep in mind...
If your ABS light remains on, you will not have ABS operation.
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