Thanks both of you for the replies.
"Turning the ignition on and starting the bike with either the front or rear brake on, no self-test and flashing ABS light. "
This is no doubt, me. I will mind the condition.
Also... replacing the rear break lever that bent when I dropped it last week. I bent it back with a large box-end wrench but the plating cracked and flaked and I am certain it is over-stressed. Been dropped by previous owner too, judging by the lever. I will watch for free-play when replacing it.
Addendum: Stayed off the brakes while starting and the issue ist kaput. Helps a great deal to know how things are supposed to work. I hope the guy that sold me the bike sends the owners manual soon so I can quit learning these things the hard way.
Last edited by Sunchaser; Mar 26th, 2010 at 4:07 pm.