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I took my 2012 Burgman 650 into the dealer to get it's 4,000 mile checkup (bought it a year old with zero miles) The next morning I saw the ABS light was on. Two days later I took it back in figuring the repair guy had "adjusted" something wrong. The dealer called me into the shop (which is something they never do) and everybody was standing around my bike....there was a 3 inch nail sticking thru the edge of the tire and the point of the nail had cut the ABS wire in the rear just enough to distrupt but not enough to cut all the way thru...they had never seen it before...also the tire has been checked and tested and is ok...gonna go without ABS on rear for awhile...275 to replace. Yes I know...should have spotted a nail that long...but I commute to work in the dark and was too tired to research problem after work...
 

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So..........!!!!!!!!!!!! Are ya gonna mount that nail on a plaque and hang it on the wall.....along with the pic of it..????????
 

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FWIW I cannot imagine how the tire could not have been damaged by what you describe, and would not even think about riding a bike with so compromised a tire...
 

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I'm going to make a necklace out of it. As far as the tire being compromised...I agreed...until they called the tire manufacture and sent pics and they said it would be fine as long as they pressure tested it. There's alot of rubber in that area. anyway...always something...
 

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Nice one! I wouldn't worry about the tire either the nail isn't near the carcass.
 

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NA....brakes work as designed...only back brakes aren't using the ABS system...works great actually...just like a burgman before they added ABS. Will fix one day but not at top of my list...gotta get a new horse fence put up first. haha
 

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It the wire from the ABS sensor is just cut I think I would take a shot at soldering it back together. Baring that I would just buy a new sensor and replace it myself. Not very hard to do. Sensor only cost $175 so you could save the $100 they are charging you to change it.

Just 2 bolts hold the sensor on and then you follow the wire up to the plug and unplug it. The plug is a little tricky to get to as it is up under the left rear frame cover but it is not $100 worth of tricky.
 

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thanks

Thanks for the advice...you're right...I will try to repair first...replace myself second...dealer third...so busy its hard to get time to look at it...
 
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