Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Baltimore, MD, USA
It's been a while since I gave this subject any thought, but I do recall that if you brake really hard on dry pavement, the brakes will pulse as the abs cycles. Other than that, you would have to remove the tank to see if there is an abs module there. It looks like a small box with something like 6 hydraulic lines coming off it as well as some bleed nipples. If you do have abs, the whole bleeding procedure is more complicated than what you would do on a non abs bike. I'm sure that a search of this site or just google it will provide you with the procedure. If you are going to have the dealer give it the once over, not a bad idea, have them check valve clearances, change coolant and brake fluid at the same time as doing the valves uncovers all that. Changing coolant is a more involved procedure also requiring bleeding air out of the engine. There are members here who are the adventurous sort and do their own maintenance but the above are very time consuming even if you know what you are doing.