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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 25th, 2012, 11:13 pm Thread Starter
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Exclamation K1200RS/GT Speedo does not work

After I had my bike apart, I got the warning triangle flashing and my speedo not working.
The gauges are connected and I cant find any wrong?
The warnings triangle/light flashes, but I cant find anything wrong, gone thru all thinkable issues, oil pressure, low coolant etc.. nope nothing
It most have something electrical together with the gauges..
Anyone had something similar??

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 2012, 9:46 am
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The warning lights are strictly Brakes/ABS related, nothing to do with engine function.Engine has separate lights for oil pressure or coolant temp. How they flash means something, that is in the rider's manual or under the seat on a sticker.

Depending on year and I think it applies here, the rear ABS sensor is also the speedo pick-up. I'd look there and find the connector under the seat rail, inspect that for corrosion and make sure the wires aren't broken.

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Yep, suppose that makes sense then if something is up with the rear sensor or wiring, youd get the brake warning and speedo not working. On the R1100S its a common issue up under the side panel the plug for the sensor gets corroded, think yours is similar.


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Had the same thing on my '02 right before my ABS power brake module went south. It was intermittent. Let me ask you something if you have ABS power assist. Does it go out when it's a little damp out? You may check to make sire the plastic housing on the ABS sensor is nor cracked and letting moisture in.

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