Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada
Removal of the ABS system
I own a 2006 K1200S that I took to the Calabogie Motorsport Park last year. The odometer is showing 20K miles and the bike worked great with one exception. On day 2 I noticed the servo motor was stuck in the on position as if you were still applying the brake. I would turn the key off then on again and it would stop. This happen only a few times until one week later when I for a street ride and the warning light appeared. A solid non blinking bright red triangle with the exclamation point! I can tell you I was very scared to ride it home but I survived.
What I found out was the rear ABS motor would cut out when the rear brake pedal was pushed hard and long enough. Once in that position long enough I would get the warning light.
My question is should I remove the whole unit and ride without the ABS? Has anyone here ever removed it? If yes did they see any difference and in what way?
In reading other forums I hear that these can cost as much as $5k to replace.
If anyone can put in there 2 cents worth that would be great.