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The sensors do fail.
I fought with Victory for about 18 months because my ABS light would come on for days at a time and then go off and be normal.
I finally convinced them to replace my rear pick up sensor and that cured the problem.
 

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Did you recently have the bike worked on, e.g., tires changed, new fork oil, etc.? I'm wondering whether a tech bumped something, or left off a spacer -- that sort of thing (in addition to what BigFoot said).
 
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No I have not changed the tires yet .I do all the work on the bike except for internal Engine work. The only thing I can think of is ,I went through a river of pretty dirty water in Rapid City this last summer heading to Sturgis! I got caught in the squall I hate to take it to the dealer because they charge $100 and it takes about a minute and the sensors are about 180 apiece .is there any other way I can plug in and find out myself
 

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Start with a visual inspection. Look at the wires, had a rear sensor get cut from road debris. Then follow the wires to the connector points, not hard just trace the wire back. Disconnect and inspect. if it has corrosion ( Looks like crap) clean and reassemble with a water repellant electrical grease.

Next clean the tone ring ( That toothy ring near the hub) dirt and grime can get in there and foul the sensor. You have a tone ring on each wheel on the street side ( as apposed to the curb side) Clean both.

If a sensor is loose, the spacing between the tone ring and the sensor is out of spec and you will get an ABS light.

Test ride, just have to go down the driveway. Problem solved ride happy, if not you most likely have a sensor that has gone bad or connections in and about the ABS unit in the rear of the bike. ( Under the rear fender) ps Stupid place to put electronics Ma Vic.

The wiring in these bikes is not great when it come to water intrusion. Swimming thru deep water and flogging thru downpours will play havoc on your system.

I use a good quality Dielectric Grease in all of my connectors.

One last thought, Check the battery connections for tightness and corrosion. Yes this is stupid but the battery will cause all sorts of funky electrical issues.

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Start with a visual inspection. Look at the wires, had a rear sensor get cut from road debris. Then follow the wires to the connector points, not hard just trace the wire back. Disconnect and inspect. if it has corrosion ( Looks like crap) clean and reassemble with a water repellant electrical grease.

Next clean the tone ring ( That toothy ring near the hub) dirt and grime can get in there and foul the sensor. You have a tone ring on each wheel on the street side ( as apposed to the curb side) Clean both.

If a sensor is loose, the spacing between the tone ring and the sensor is out of spec and you will get an ABS light.

Test ride, just have to go down the driveway. Problem solved ride happy, if not you most likely have a sensor that has gone bad or connections in and about the ABS unit in the rear of the bike. ( Under the rear fender) ps Stupid place to put electronics Ma Vic.

The wiring in these bikes is not great when it come to water intrusion. Swimming thru deep water and flogging thru downpours will play havoc on your system.

I use a good quality Dielectric Grease in all of my connectors.

One last thought, Check the battery connections for tightness and corrosion. Yes this is stupid but the battery will cause all sorts of funky electrical issues.

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No I have not changed the tires yet .I do all the work on the bike except for internal Engine work. The only thing I can think of is ,I went through a river of pretty dirty water in Rapid City this last summer heading to Sturgis! I got caught in the squall I hate to take it to the dealer because they charge $100 and it takes about a minute and the sensors are about 180 apiece .is there any other way I can plug in and find out myself
The sensor was around $80 when I had mine replaced.
It was covered by the warranty.
 

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I found out that it's easier just to take the rear fender off !that way you get access to all the plugs .The plugs look good I just put some electrical grease on them now I'm going to go deal with the front sensor wires
 
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