K1200GT 2006, ABS repair or delete??
I purchased a 2006 K1200GT a few months ago (30K miles), rode it back from FL to Richmond, VA. Within 50 miles of my departure I had rapid flashing 'Brake Failure' lights and the red triangle. After a stop at Jax BMW dealer (no codes were read) I continued north and made Richmond with the warning flashing half the time. Have used my GS-911 several times. I got fault 24971 showing as present ...pressure too high in front wheel circuit. Chatted with svc mgr at my local dealer (Morton's) - suggested I check pads and fluid lever in ABS reservoirs. All OK and replaced all pads as they were looking worn. Presently NOT riding the bike as it sometimes has power assist and sometimes not. Very annoying to ride, if not dangerous.
Option #1: I've been in touch with Module Masters and am on the waiting list. They tell me 'later this year' and I checked in this afternoon - they still do not have the new motors from somewhere? Once received they need to check them out and start working thru the wait list. $750 charge to rebuild with a 5-year warranty. The repair of this ABS III has been 'under development' for a long time.
My other options are
2. Let my local dealer perform an ABS-delete, retaining the electronic part to keep the speedo and cruise working. They estimate about $1000 to do this as they expect to need at least one new brake line. They claim that they have done many of these procedures for riders who cannot afford new units.
3. A local 'independent local mechanic', who just did another BMW ABS-extraction. Assures me he can do it with existing brake lines, keep electronics, etc. He tells me he would charge about $200. I'd prefer to have a single front line instead of 'pieced together' connections. I expect he will comply.
While I would like to have ABS brakes on this very distance-capable bike I'm not getting a good feeling from MM about a target date. And I'd still have an overly complex and sensitive system which could crap out at any time. Worst case - being left with NO brakes, or on-again / off-again power assist.
Comment welcome - trying to decide which route makes the most sense.