Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mendocino, CA, USA
In your second post you say 03 K12RS, so Solonoid? So this a 'whizzy brakes' version? Mine doesn't have solonoids that I know of, so.......my first thought, if it was prior to whizzy brakes, is the ABS relay. Your post actually says your brakes are not working, then you go on about lights....Do you not have brakes? (maybe this is obvious to someone with whizzies.....) A dead or nearly dead battery will certainly fry a relay, 50/50 whether it fries the starter or ABS relay, and a short, I would assume could do the same. I have to admit to being with Vox, in that I have also tagged the frame on my '00RS, but only got a big scare and shock. The light staying on all the time also makes me think relay as that is what happens with the starter relay when it fries, only way to cut the starter is to unplug the battery. So, if the whizzy brakes have relays like my 'old' RS, check that as well. The old caps can be pried off, then if the contacts are welded together, gently pry them apart and run some really fine sandpaper through to clean them up, pop the cap back on and plug it back in.
'00 K1200RS >135,000 mi, '09 K1300S sold @ 22,232 mi
'93 K1100RS traded up @ 78,000 mi, '85 K100RS sold @44,000 mi, Kawi 650 track bike - sold