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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-08-2017, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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Question ABS light is ON every time when i start the bike

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Just need to check if my ABS is normal, since everytime i ride the ABS indicator light is on, once the bike start moving it goes off again.. is this normal?? should i check it at the dealership. i've been told its fine since it goes of right after few meters, my friend's SE bike never had his ABS light on at all times..

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That is normal, I think the ABS is not active until the bike gets up to about 3 MPH. My understanding is that the computer is waiting for input from the reluctor ring(s) before the ABS is active.
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Mine does the same. It's normal
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This is normal, you need to get up to I think 5 km/h to get it to shut off.

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Thanks guys! happy to know this is normal
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Mine does the same.

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Think of it like a check engine light in a car. The pcm does self checks, basically checking for a signal within the appropriate range from various sensors. Once it gets the ok that no sensors are reading out the specified range it will shut off the CEL. Now for our abs bikes it is similar in that the computer is waiting for the wheel speed sensor to return a signal that indicates it is working. Once the bike is going a predetermined speed for x amount of distance (not too far obviously) it will see the sensor working properly. The movement is required because of the type of sensor it is. It sends an on/off sine wave that is squared off from "seeing" the tooth, hole, tooth, hole, etc. that we can see on the pickup disc mounted on the wheel. These sensors are usually electromagnetic and sense the break in their magnetic field.
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Read the owner's manual. It takes 2 minutes and there's all kinds of tidbits you should know or will need to know at some point. Oil, brake fluid, coolant, and how and when to check them, tire pressure, chain slack, headlight size, and lots of others.
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It's worth mentioning that if the ABS light stays on once you're riding, there's potentially a fault.
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