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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Sep 1st, 2013, 11:59 am Thread Starter
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Exclamation 2006 K1200s - No ABS Brakes - Rear Brake Light Stays On

Hi All,

I have a 2006 K1200s - 14k miles. I had the bike shipped from IL to AZ, and upon receipt, took the bike for a spin and the ABS was out. The "Brake Failure" light blinks rapidly on the dash.
  • I do have manual braking - front and rear - but no ABS.
  • The Rear brake light is "On" --- it doesn't go off or flash at all when applying the brakes. It just stays on.

I've searched the forums and found everything from ABS modulator failure, to brake microswitch failure to dead battery. (I replaced with a new battery, verified voltage, and don't believe this isn't the issue.)

I'm not mechanically skilled -- I just enjoy riding

Any advice from anyone --- would like to understand potential root cause before I take it into the local BMW Dealer.


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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Sep 1st, 2013, 4:37 pm
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try looking at your rear brake peddle. Sounds like it is not returning to the full off position. They had a recall on certain years for sticky peddles. Usually a small stone gets in the way and prevents its return. Also, use some wd 40 to clean, lube the peddle.
This happened to me on my 2005 k1200s.
Hope this helps.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Oct 9th, 2013, 10:34 am
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Also check that the fluid level (front and rear) is correct.

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