Just bought a 2001 K1200RS with 8500 miles on it. A couple of days after buying it, I got the flashing ABS light and set out to fix the issue. I noticed that the bearing screw for the front brake lever was sticking out way too far, with the result that the cover plate would not fit on flush.
I was at first unable to screw the bearing screw (the screw that the brake lever pivots around) all the way in without causing the brake lever to bind. I then figured out the the brake was a tad bent from a minor lay-down the bike had had in its previous life. Bending it a little, it went into place and the screw was turned all the way in with no more binding.
In the process of messing with it, I turned the entire right side lever mechanism upside down, letting air into the brakes. Soon figured out that wasn't too smat, but figured no problem, I'll just bleed the front brakes.
Well I've bled them multiple times now and can't get pressure back into the brake lever, even after 40+ squeezes. I've removed both calipers, forced the pistons open and pinned them there, and cycled from left to brake control module to right caliper repeatedly. What seem to happen is that I'll get either the right or left caliper alternately unwilling to release any fluid into my speed bleeder. I've scanned the brake lines in detail and cannot find a leak, nor do I suspect one since the brakes were working before my interference.
I am now speculating that I've somehow screwed up the plunger arrangement in the front brake master cylinder by bending that lever. However, I can't find any information online about the detail of that master cylinder. I did just order a Clymer manual in case that helps.
By the way, I did find that the ABS sensor gap was way too large up front, and am hoping that will fix my ABS problem. Right now my priority is just getting the front brakes back!
Any thoughts would be appreciated. I want to ride this weekend!