Several hundred miles later, the ABS light came on, indicating a malfunction. I tried a “hard” stop and felt no pulsing, so I knew the ABS wasn’t working. A trip to the dealer resulted in a replaced front wheel sensor. After about 75 miles, it too malfunctioned. Another trip to the dealer, and it was concluded that the air gap between the sensor and “exciter” was a bit wide of the tolerance. Some refitting by the tech and the problem seemed to be solved—no more ABS light. However, now when I grab the brakes, there is no pulsing in the front brake lever. I have braked hard enough to cause the front tire to howl— not lock up, but howl. How do I know if my ABS is functioning properly? If I grab it hard enough to lock the front wheel and it doesn’t work, I’ll likely crash. In fact, I pulled into a service station, ran across some sand at a low speed, and did lock the front wheel. I wasn’t going fast enough to crash, but it was disconcerting.