Join Date: May 2006
Location: SF Bay Area Ca, ca, usa
ABS/Brake failure issue
Just a bit frustratedÖ
So Iím on the road yesterday, and as Iím sitting at a light in a small town, my red master warning comes on with an associated ďbrake failureĒ light. Now Iím thinking to myself, I kind of like having brakes, it makes for a much better and lower stress riding experience, so this got my attention. (some of you may remember Iíve had issues with nuisance warnings on this bike before, but this one seemed a little more important.
So I turned off the bike and back on, message gone. Kewl! A mile or so down the road, and its back! I pulled off onto a side street and start seeing if it is more than a message. Of course, it is! The front doesnít seem to take any more effort, but the rear takes a lot more effort, and if I try, I can lock up the back. Iím pretty comfortable with that, since it means I got great stopping power, but no servo assist, and no anti-lock. Iím fine with both of those, so I kept riding. Iíve got a few hundred miles on it since and it is still consistent. It resets when I turn off the bike, but I donítí count on it going too far with out the warning again.
I got my handy-dandy GS-911 out and pulled the code off the abs unit:
25072: Faulty ADC value of rear speed sensor it tells me.
I havenít disturbed anything there, and I ran a quick visual check of the wires, and didnít see anything.
Great, so after a few issues, including being towed to a dealer and another costing me some serious dollars due to the ignorance surrounding this bike, and most recently, a new clutch and throw-out bearing. (The board was down, so I havenít posted that little story yet.)
Iím really starting to wonder if I want to keep this bike. Riding it is awesome, but owning it and being unable to enjoy it is not high on my list of fun things!!!
Iíll let Yíall know what ends up happening.