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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 14th, 2010, 6:24 pm Thread Starter
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Hello all: I'm new to this site and new to BMW. Today I installed the wiring for my GPS on the 2004 K1200GT. While I was at it I decided to change the air filter. I did disconnect the battery terminals for the wiring process. When I started the bike, the ABS failure light was flashing. I didn't do anything that had to do with the brakes, any ideas?
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But did you go for a ride after? Takes 10 feet or so of the wheels rolling so the ABS can do its self-test, then the light goes Off......we hope!!!

And we hope you reconnected TWO battery grounds....!

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I'll follow your suggestion , as soon as the rain stops. I'll report back.
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I'll follow your suggestion , as soon as the rain stops. I'll report back.
Thanks H9669, you were right on. All is well....for now.
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Good....for now! But because you are not familiar with that braking system, DO NOT hold the brakes then turn the ignition on and start the bike. The ABS will not do its self-test and the light will keep on flashing even faster, and......all you'll have is the residual braking function which isn't much if your brake lever is set at 1 or 2.

Makes for starting downhill interesting to say the least. So bike in gear,no brakes,turn ignition on, then you can use the brakes, put the bike in neutral or pull the clutch and start it up. Then no fast flashing ABS light......I hope!

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