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#1 kamal

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:35 AM

I apologize if this has been covered already. Maybe someone can point me to the info?

I bought my '04 this winter thinking it was an ABS model. Now I have time (and warmth) to look it over, I don't see a sensor on the left fork. How can I tell if I have ABS?

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:38 AM

I apologize if this has been covered already. Maybe someone can point me to the info?

I bought my '04 this winter thinking it was an ABS model. Now I have time (and warmth) to look it over, I don't see a sensor on the left fork. How can I tell if I have ABS?

Thanks!

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No sensor - no ABS. It's that simple.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:41 AM

Or if there's no "ABS" sticker on the fender or an "ABS" light on the dashboard. Center bottom is black...it's not ABS.

Finally, go out into a parking lot and stab the rear brake. No flutter...no ABS.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:43 AM

What color are the 'pucks' in the front brake caliper?

Silver = ABS.

Blue = non-abs.


Do you have a red ABS light on the dash that comes on when you turn on the ignition?

Is there an 'ABS' sticker on your front fender?

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:48 AM

Or if there's no "ABS" sticker on the fender or an "ABS" light on the dashboard. Center bottom is black...it's not ABS.

Finally, go out into a parking lot and stab the rear brake. No flutter...no ABS.


And is there a long black skid mark on the concrete? Skid mark . . . no ABS.
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:49 AM

Thanks guys.

Blue pucks, no ABS light, no decal etc.

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