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I trailered my 650 Executive to the dealer last weekend to have new tire put on the Front & Rear. Today was my first chance to ride it since then and I noticed that the ABS light is on and stays "On". Has anyone else seen this after changing tires? I called the dealer and according to them there was nothing out of the ordinary after they changed both tires. So now I have another appointment for next weekend with them. I'm sure I will be charged for any repairs to the ABS. What upsets me is that they are 2 hrs away from me. Is there anything I can do or look for regarding this issue? How close should the sensor be to the face of the ring? Is there a reset somewhere? Can the sensor be adjusted? Is it safe to still ride it?
 

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YAY!!! Fixed It!!
I saw another post regarding this same issue. I put the bike on it's center stand and layed on the floor behind it. I then spun the rear wheel and looked carefully at the spacing between the sensor and sensor ring on the rear hub. Sure enough, it got to one segment and the spacing got quite a bit larger. I marked that segment then went back to it and carefully pulled out on it. I found out right off that it bends quite easily!!! I played with it until the spacing between the sensor and the ring was the same all the way around but never touching each other. Took it for a test ride and the light went out!! So much for their super Techs!!! **Happiness has returned ** :) :) :)
 

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nhbirddog, thank you for the follow up. :thumbup: It sure is good you were smart enuf to search around fix your dealers incompetence before you had to pay them again to fix their mistake. I have to wonder if they would have owned up to mistake and fixed it for free.
 

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I would at least do a follow up call so they understand that they must use care around the ABS rings. It is easy to mess one up as YOU found out how easy it is to bend.
 

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Rear tire ? Two things : 1 - The speed signal slotted disc was bent a little while working on wheel. So at one location around a turn it moves too far from the ABS speed sensor. Turn the wheel manually and you will see. So straighten it by hand (quite easy). After that you will need to have the computer resetted for this.
2 - Front or rear : The ABS sensor was broken while removing or reinstalling the wheel. Must be replaced and computer resetted.
The sensor must always be removed before the wheel.
 

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I have had the front and back wheels off my AN650K7 here in China and took each one separately to two different car tyre shops to have new tyres fitted. The rear needed changing during a holiday period a few months ago, when the shop across the road from my home was closed so I had to travel 2-3km to that shop. I refitted each wheel myself. No balancing either since car shops here are not set up to handle the diameter of motorcycle rims etc. Not to worry, in the 10+ years I've been in China none of the wheels on the motorcycles (mainly imported bikes) I've here have had wheels balanced and I've not felt or experienced any issues as a consequence. At first I was horrified that getting motorcycle wheels balanced was an issue, but as with TIC I've become accustomed to it. I have one time balanced the rear wire wheel on my XVS1100 Dragstar myself in my garage. What is interesting, is that even with the obvious fragile nature of the ABS ring, I haven't experienced any issues with mine being knocked out of alignment, which is interesting given that they aren't often that careful with items, as I might like. I have however experienced significant problems with over inflation on fitted, and I'm not referring to just a little over inflation either. Now, I don't assume 'the'y know what they are doing, I know they 'don't' and broadly apply this principle this to everything in mainland China.
 

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Thanks for the post here on this topic. It allowed me to diagnose a similar problem I had after replacing my rear tire - I had bumped the wheel ring out of place when placing the tire back on the scooter. One simple pull with my hand and I got it back into line.
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