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does it make sense - bought a versys and try to fix ABS ?

Hi guys

Please help me with following problem:
I'm going to buy a Versys. I've found used (produced in 2007 year) but seller said that ABS doesn't work (and this is only one problem as he said).

Does it make sense to buy it and try to fix? I can fix everything if there are manual and spare parts ;-) As far as know ABS are
- pump block
- sensors
- wires
as I can see sensor are available in ebay. Hope that will find pump too.
Are there anything else that can be broken and cause ABS to stop work?


Is it good idea to buy Versys with not working ABS and try to fix it? How complex it can be to replace sensors/pump? I have a lot experience of old car repair.

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Did the 2007 model support ABS? You might want to double check that.
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motorcyclenews said that ABS is available from 2009 (as I have understood)
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2009 - Kawasaki Versys GT. Comes with colour-matched panniers, purpose-built pannier rack and an adjustable flip-up screen. ABS or non-ABS versions available.
however seller has shown pictures with ABS lamp on title:


also I can see ABS sensor and ABS sensor ring on the front wheel:


the problem is that it can be assembled from several bikes since only frame contains VIN.
Was red color scheme available in 2009 ?

I'll ask seller for vin number

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When I have looked at bikes with non functioning features, I tell the seller that they need to get it fixed, or I am going to assume the worst which means total replacement, and my offer reflects the cost of parts I might have to buy.

I hate when someone says it is a simple fix, but they don't want to fix it. Just like the guy who says it was running when he parked it. Yeah right.

Looking at where you live, I would think you have a lot more to worry about than buying a motorcycle. Hope all is well with you.
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I'd like to buy a bike before global military recruitment will start

I hope that Russia will not start "official" war with us
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The problem was in ABS pump block. There was no brake liquid flow from rear reservoir to rear caliper.
ABS block was replaced with used one (in working condition)

This is my first motorcycle and I found it is very useful to have working ABS on crazy city roads
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I hate when someone says it is a simple fix, but they don't want to fix it. Just like the guy who says it was running when he parked it. Yeah right.
OMG do I hate that also.. Seeing something for sale and the seller says " this doesn't work, but its a cheap easy fix" .. Then get off your ass and sell a working bike if it's cheap and easy. absolutely no excuse. I'll be danged if I take someones word for anything being cheap and easy to fix.
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I'd like to buy a bike before global military recruitment will start

I hope that Russia will not start "official" war with us
I hope so too.
but since the us military is working on replacing the 20mm bushmaster with a 30mm in some of its armor to make it a better match for the Russian armor I can see what the US intelligence sees in our future.
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