Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rio Rancho, NM, USA
'06 K1200GT brake failure
The other day my bike gave a brake error on starting the bike up after riding it a half mile to a coffee shop from work- the brake warning message blinked fast (no triangle after the first couple seconds' normal ones). The owner's manual says that means the ABS is not initialized. This means it does not apply any power and the residual brakes do not work well enough to feel safe to me. I turned off the bike, tried again, drove it a few short times, still no good. I finally had the dealer pick it up and thankfully the issue repeated for them. After hooking the bike to the computer and reading NO error codes from it they said the problem disappeared. They have had my bike a few days now trying to get it to repeat. Any suggestions? This doesn't fit the failure mode I have read about of needs warmed up, insufficient brake fluid, or pump failure 'cause it did it hot and cold, it did it a bunch, and then went away and stayed away for at least a few days. To me it seems like it might be a computer issue. I have about 4000 miles on the bike. Also, the brakes have always felt kind of grabby.
Last edited by davealan; Oct 25th, 2006 at 3:29 am.