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Hi, bought a k1200rs about 2 months ago, and I absolubtly love it to be honest, it's a high mileage example but well cared for.

Now my problem is this, the abs warning lights don't come on when I start the bike, I also don't have a working fuel guage and my clock and gear indicator are not working. I've checked all the fuses and all are fine. I thinks it's too much of a coincidence for multiple wires to have frayed, and I think it's all related, that's my thinking anyway

I am a qualified mechanic, and work as a bike mechanic in a small Indi shop but we don't really touch anything like BMW's so I'm completly new to both riding and working on them, although I don't mind getting stuck in and getting my hands dirty.

This has been doing my nut in since I bought it and if anyone could shed some light on the problem is appreciate it

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Did you ever find the issue? I have similar problems the oil, temp and battery lights are not coming on at startup as they should and I have no neutral light or gear indicator.

I suspect part of the issue is the sidestand switch, for the past 2 days the gear indicator and neutral light were playing up and a wiggle of the sidestand brought them back.

I'm hoping the warning lights not coming on is something to do with the startup tests and no functioning sidestand switch.

This fiasco all started when my starter relay failed and the starter kept trying to spin up. Both starter and relay were replaced, worked fine then the gremlins as mentioned above started.

Also the clock and gear indicator - the white block connector in the electronics box (right side behind fan cowl) will likely have a corroded pin that has come apart. Clock and gear indicator power are both off the same pin. I found the corroded pin...which was missing as it had rotted away and used a bit of wire to bypass the connector on that wire.
 

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Also the clock and gear indicator - the white block connector in the electronics box (right side behind fan cowl) will likely have a corroded pin that has come apart. Clock and gear indicator power are both off the same pin. I found the corroded pin...which was missing as it had rotted away and used a bit of wire to bypass the connector on that wire.
All my lights work but I have a similar problem with the clock and gear shift have have been wondering how to fix it. I guess it's off with the fairing (but thanks for the tip)...!
 
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