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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 2010, 10:43 am Thread Starter
 
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ABS light keeps blinking

My ABSlight keeps blinking after
i turn the switch of and it stops for a sort time but then starts again. can anyone tell me why this happens
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 2010, 11:10 am
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See by your photo you have an RS later style.
You say it 'keeps' blinking....does that mean it blinks while you are riding? It should stop blinking when you roll forward after startup. If it does not, you likely either have something wrong with your brake system, or with the ABS relay. Staying on after you shut down and remove the key is a new one on me and points more to the relay or worse.

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Sometimes you can pick up a little rock that will knock the sensor off it's alignment. It's quite surprising how little force it takes to accomplish it. Usually happens on the front wheel. Have the sensor's position verified and and if it requires a slight realignment the system should resume normal function. This is a common occurrence on older bikes, and particularly on bikes from the mid to late 90's. Hopefully your problem is as simple as that.
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My ABSlight keeps blinking after
i turn the switch of and it stops for a sort time but then starts again. can anyone tell me why this happens
Check the level in all three of your brake reservoirs, it's the easiest and fastest thing to check that might cause this problem.

Do a search on this forum, lots of information on different reasons that the brake warning light(s) flash.

Check the light flashing frequency, and look under the seat, there should be a sticker that gives more clues on what the flashing means.

If it's not a low brake reservoir, then it could be a low battery (the servo uses lots of power and needs a strong battery), an ABS sensor that's not gapped correctly, a sticky switch, a blown brake light bulb, or a bad servo (expensive).

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Another thing is that if the flash code is res. low...in the rear res. by the battery the float will sometimes stick and cause a low fluid flash code..just tap the side of the res ....on cold mornings after the bike sat on the side stand the float would drop lower and when the bike is stood up the float stays under the fluid level and throws the light on after a few miles the heat blowing back from the engine will allow the float to rise back up
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I had this problem on my LT.....battery was on its last legs,
quick check of your battery, might be a place to start
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h96669,
I just noticed you live in Burton. Now that's what I call small town living. I don't imagine there's a BMW dealership in Nakusp, Revelstoke, or Castlegar. That leaves me thinking you must have to drive all the way to Kelowna or Kamloops for parts? I ride in your neck of the woods at least once a year. That is some of the best riding in the world. I grew up in Kimberley and learned to ride on those roller coasters they call roads in the Kootenays. You have my envy.
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I just noticed you live in Burton. Now that's what I call small town living. I don't imagine there's a BMW dealership in Nakusp, Revelstoke, or Castlegar. That leaves me thinking you must have to drive all the way to Kelowna or Kamloops for parts? I ride in your neck of the woods at least once a year. That is some of the best riding in the world. I grew up in Kimberley and learned to ride on those roller coasters they call roads in the Kootenays. You have my envy.
Dealership......I do all my own work and try to avoid the "part counter". But yes Kelowna if I have to, I know the owner from way back in Victoria!
Ah, Kimberley...my new neighbor just moved out of there, I think he had enough of the fake "Germanic" influence.....!
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 2010, 7:44 am
 
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Foot Brake Lever Switch .....?

I had a similar problem on a long ride to alaska. The foot brake pedal was sagging slightly and the micro switch on it was not resetting..... a very slight bend to the arm on the microswitch fixed things nicely.
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