Abs--1150

Mike Chalmers

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Does anyone know what can set off the ABS warning lights to an alternating flashing mode? I had done about 40 miles with no problems. Stopped for about 10 mins but when I turned the ignition back on, the lights flashed alternatively, no amount of turning off and trying again would rectify the problem. Oh, the system is not working, stamping on the rear brake to check caused a lock-up. A trip to the dealer or an easy remedy please?

Mike.
 
Mike,

The 2 causes I have come across are starting the engine too soon after ignition on and if the battery is low. Given a 40 mile ride and several ignition on/off attempts, neither of these sound likely causes. I'm afraid it looks like a trip to the dealer.

Paul
 
BATTERY USUALLY

THE ONLY PROBLEMS I'VE HAD WITH THE WARNING LIGHTS HAVE BEEN BATTERY RELATED. TAKE IT FOR A GOOD RIDE, TURN IT OFF TURN IT BACK ON AND PRESS THE BUTTON ONCE AND I THINK THAT CLEARS IT.

BIG GORDY
 
Mike, another reason that the ABS lights flash alternately is if you have stepped off and the computer has an orgasm trying to figure out which is right.

1. the front wheel doing nothing and the rear wheel still travelling along with the engine, remember that the speedo is connected to the front wheel.

2. The battery is on the way out and the ABS switches off due to not enough electricity to run the checks that it is always doing.

3. The battery terminal leads are corroded or not tightened correctly and situation 2 happens.

Somewhere on this sight I think I saw where one can reset the ABS on the side of the road.

Maybe you will have to reset the ABS and then it will work, however I believe in simple things first, check out the state of your battery and/or terminal leads.

Mick.
 
My 1150 seems to flash these lamps alternately when i press the starter too soon after ignition on, but turning the ignition off and on again solves it.

I did crash on diesel, which tripped the ABS, but this is how my dealer did it (Copied from an earlier mail).

Just to let you all know how to re-set the ABS on an 1150 GS.

It's much the same as the 1100, but here we go:-

Apparently, you Ground the Brown and Blue wire on the circular multipole connection under the front seat (the one clipped to the airbox).

Here's the procedure:-

1. Ignition off, ground the Brown wire with the blue stripe (Keep it grounded)

2. Turn the ignition on, and hold in the ABS button for about 1 minute.

3. After releasing the button, turn the ignition off.

4. Remove the earth link and turn the ignition back on.
Now you should have two ABS lights flashing together, instead of the two alternately flashing.

This was shown to me by the friendly blokes at Sherlocks.

Cheers,

Mike.:}

:beer:
 
Top Tip

Hi Mike, just tried the ABS reset sequence, works a treat just saved me £11.75 +vat thats what my local dealer wanted to reset the ABS.
Cheers Mike owe you a drink.:beerjug:
 


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