Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ottawa Ontario Canada
Rear wheel removal and installation with ABS
I just removed and then reinstalled the rear wheel on my DL650 with ABS, to repair a flat.
Prior to slipping the axle out to drop the wheel, remove the ABS sensor located at the back of the caliper assembly. A 12mm wrench is all that's needed.
The sensor sticks out just enough to possibly get damaged, and it gets in the way of a simple reinstallation of the wheel.
This may have been mentioned a dozen times already, but maybe not. I only went looking for information after I completed the work (usual practice). I didn't find this hint in Skinnifatkid's excellent "Everything Related to Tires (Wheel Removal, Repairs, DIY, Etc... " thread in the General V-Strom Discussion forum.
Marc, rider of a black 2009 V-Strom 650A ABS
"To the Companion who knows how to go light and fare hard, who is friendly with the rain, and finds no road too long." William Blake in "Brown Waters and other Sketches", Malbaie, May, 1915.