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Took bike out for a run yesterday and noticed the ABS warning light was on. It was not a problem when I put it away after the last ride. Took for a long ride, started and stopped engine several times. Still on at the end of the day.

I have 70,000km on it.

What should I be looking for as a fix?

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If the light is steady on....
I'm willing to bet you have just joined the failed ABS motor group :boom: .
If you have access to 911 unit it will throw 1 or 2 codes. The main one will say something like Power Failure to abs unit.
If you search you can find all the info you never wanted to know on it. In short, the brushes inside the ABS motor get stuck in their holders preventing them from rubbing on the commutator. You can pull off the left side panel and try tapping on the ABS motor to see if you can get lucky and free them. However, your luck will probably be short lived :( . Your best bet is to remove the unit yourself (fairly easy), drain it as best you can and plug the fluid ports.
Call MODULE MASTER
http://modulemaster.com/rebuilds/contact/
They will have it back to you in a week with a warranty for $250-$300.
 

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thank you for this wonderful news. waiting to hear from new dealer if BMW will replace. I will pay for labor. Have enjoyed the ride for 7 yrs. took it in for 70,000km service and asked them to have a look at ABS issue. Told me part was $2500!! but my brakes are still good and no issues with final drive bearing. My friend has replaced the one on his RT twice already in less than 50,000km. All in all it has been a great bike. Will post final results in a few days, once I get the news from dealer. Good to know there is an alternative from ModuleMaster. will look into that.
 

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I feel your pain. Your friend has had his replaced twice because the 1st time he just got another unit from BMW which still possessed the same production/materials shortcomings. The electrical brushes BMW has in their units are crap. Module Master fixes that issue and gives you a 5year (I think) warranty. For the problem, you can't beat it.
As far as your brakes, they will still work, but you won't have ABS. When mine crapped out I was surprised at how hard I had to try to get the wheels to lock up but they would.
Keep us updated :teeth
 

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Got a call from dealer today and told me that part arrived last night and they should have it installed by Tuesday. Labor only to be charged. I guess I will gladly pay that rather than the price of part at $2,500. Gave me a scare!!
 

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In all my years driving the thing I don't think I have ever noticed the ABS come on. Took out an RR1000 and had them come on the first light! First time I ever felt the traction control cut out engine too. Granted it was a bit wet but never had that on my GT.
 
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