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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 2012, 6:47 pm Thread Starter
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2001 k1200rs absii

I has a front brake hose fail and am replacing it. My question is do I need to pull the front brakes and use the BMW special tool to retract brake pistons? Or can I just fill her up and pull through with a mighty-vac?
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FIll up the reservoir and the new line with brake fluid, use the Mity Vac to assist in bleeding. You do not need to worry about the pistons in the calipers

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Reset abs 2 on k1200rs

after I bled the lines now I have alternating ABS warning lights.
Here is a picture of the abs and connections. Which one is for the ABS that I ground pin 21 because I don't have an ABS switch?
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 21st, 2012, 6:10 am
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You are lucky you have ABS II because being simpler, bleeding is easy and there should be fewer problems.

There should be no need to reset anything. OK there is a procedure for a reset on the web, but this should only be necessary in extreme circumstances and is likely to be useless if there is a real fault. So you should start looking for a problem or get the bike scanned for the fault codes.

Alternate flashing ABS lamps is normal behaviour at startup and they go out after a few hundred yards if the system finds no faults.

If you have had the bike laid up some days it is likely your battery is low on charge and the lights will stay alternating, so get the battery fully charged or replaced first. If you remove the battery from the bike to top up the charge, that will clear most faults stored in the ECU's but you will need to do the TPS throttle reset when you reconnect the battery and do not forget there are TWO black ground wires connected to the battery negative terminal.

Since you have been changing the hoses at the front, check the front wheel ABS sensor and wiring for any damage and whilst you are there, check both front and rear wheel ABS sensor gaps.

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