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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 2015, 6:15 pm Thread Starter
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Angry K1200s ABS Modulator failure

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I have a 2008 K1200s with 14,000 miles on the clock. Always been serviced promptly by my local BMW dealership. A few weeks ago I got the bike out of hibernation and began using it to commute to work. Everything fine except the battery was a bit weak and not holding it's charge very well, so I replaced it. I then began to get the red Brake Failure warning on the dashboard.

As the service and MOT were due soon I decided to carry on carefully until then. No problem until the dealer told me that I needed a new ABS Modulator at 950 + labour

Has anyone else had the same problem ? Will the brakes continue to work safely without this ? Any advice gratefully received. Thanks.
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the brakes will work fine, but you will not have ABS.
There are a couple of companies that will rebuild the ABS unit for around $350 us dollars

also http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=41457

http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=52848

http://www.k-bikes.com/forums/showth...&highlight=abs

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 2015, 7:31 am
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Try BBA Reman ( a UK company )
I think I read on another forum that they are now charging 195 to repair the unit with a lifetime guarantee.
You will need to remove the module yourself and send it to them then reinstall it.
Your brakes will still work fine and the ABS is not a MOT failure.
James Sherlock is offering a service to disable the ABS light for around 50.






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Hi,

I have a 2008 K1200s with 14,000 miles on the clock. Always been serviced promptly by my local BMW dealership. A few weeks ago I got the bike out of hibernation and began using it to commute to work. Everything fine except the battery was a bit weak and not holding it's charge very well, so I replaced it. I then began to get the red Brake Failure warning on the dashboard.

As the service and MOT were due soon I decided to carry on carefully until then. No problem until the dealer told me that I needed a new ABS Modulator at 950 + labour

Has anyone else had the same problem ? Will the brakes continue to work safely without this ? Any advice gratefully received. Thanks.

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