Hi Everyone. First post here so hello to you all.
I'm a new rider with almost twelve months experience now. I bought a second hand versys 650 2009 ABS as my first bike. So far so good.
Until today when my bike was in for service and MOT. I'm told the rear brake performance is below the standard to pass. They have diagnosed the ABS module as the reason, not the master cylinder or caliper. As we know the replacement cost for part 160820027 is astronomical at £1200+. Second hand ones impossible to source. I haven't ridden the bike yet (corona virus restrictions dont help) but the brake feels the same as before and is stiff to press but the brakes work and previously the ABS activated no problem and I assume still does.
So a bit of research has lead me to this old but very useful thread: https://www.versys.co.uk/index.php/topic,19271.0.html
I'm now thinking of using a reconditioning outfit to resolve the problem. However as the brake works I'm wondering what this means? Is the channel for the fluid through the module partially blocked and hence the fluid doesn't flow as easily as it should? Is this what other people have experienced is the problem? I've seen the videos about taking the unit apart and cleaning but to be honest I'm not sure I have the right tools to take this unit apart or if this will fix it.
Luckily with the MOT extension I have time to sort this but any advice very welcome.
I should also add I'm considering the rear ABS bypass. The components for a non-ABS rear brake are readily available on ebay. Just need to check with insurance about doing this. I'm due to renew insurance anyway so at least I have flexibility of changing providers if my preferred say no.