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Old 03-30-2013, 03:21 PM   #31
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:59 AM   #32
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I guess this will be stupid question.
In the RepRom for GS 2010 is mentioned only bleeding for front and rear breaks. Nothing about ABS unit. Is that means that non servo units does not need it?
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:10 PM   #33
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Flushed my System as Per JBV's video

I agreed with JBV, going through all the circuits, there's a point of diminishing returns. Check the color of your fresh brake fluid before and after the flush....The color of my old fluid was a light tea color, and the new fluid was crystal clear. This at least gives you some form of qualitative analysis....I flushed the servos in two circuits method as per JBV's video....After bleeding the system...the fluid in my system was almost the same color as the fluid in the new bottle...in other words most of the old fluid was removed by the two circuits method...

If your doing it yourself...I might also add making sure your gas tank is almost empty...My tank was full!....lesson learned..lol!

Also may sure you get the special funnel from the Beemer Boneyard too...


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Old 03-31-2013, 04:23 PM   #34
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Hi There,

I guess this will be stupid question.
In the RepRom for GS 2010 is mentioned only bleeding for front and rear breaks. Nothing about ABS unit. Is that means that non servo units does not need it?
It isn't really necessary every time. I actually know that most never bleed the ABS unit on the newer bikes, and it really isn't an issue. On the 2007 and newer bikes there is no need. However, if you have the GS911 it is nice to cycle the ABS for bleeding, but again, not really necessary.

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Old 03-31-2013, 04:38 PM   #35
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Noob question

Perhaps another stupid question but i bow to those who know,
I took out a 2010 for a test ride Saturday, couple of observations
It's got only 7000 km
The front brake reservoir had a cloudy look (possibly water in the system)
When I started it up in neutral before moving the bike the brake caution light was flashing (circle with brake symbol inside)

I've got a hold on the bike but I don't want to find out the abs is bagged at a 2k repair due to lack of Maintenance

Thoughts from the gurus would be appreciated, anything I need to check or ask about? I did tell the sales rep the fluid was bad.

thanks guys..
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:39 PM   #36
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When I started it up in neutral before moving the bike the brake caution light was flashing (circle with brake symbol inside)
That is the bike saying your ABS hasn't completed its initialization test. It won't complete until you are moving about 3-6 MPH. I'd STRONGLY suggest you download the riders manual for the bike and read it before buying so you know what is normal and what isn't. Riders manuals are available from BMW at this link.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:11 PM   #37
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That is the bike saying your ABS hasn't completed its initialization test. It won't complete until you are moving about 3-6 MPH. I'd STRONGLY suggest you download the riders manual for the bike and read it before buying so you know what is normal and what isn't. Riders manuals are available from BMW at this link.
Thanks marchyman for the link I was going to read the manual hard copy not knowing I could get it online... much appreciated.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:45 PM   #38
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Perhaps another stupid question but i bow to those who know,
I took out a 2010 for a test ride Saturday, couple of observations
It's got only 7000 km
The front brake reservoir had a cloudy look (possibly water in the system)
When I started it up in neutral before moving the bike the brake caution light was flashing (circle with brake symbol inside)

I've got a hold on the bike but I don't want to find out the abs is bagged at a 2k repair due to lack of Maintenance

Thoughts from the gurus would be appreciated, anything I need to check or ask about? I did tell the sales rep the fluid was bad.

thanks guys..

That "cloudiness" you see is likely the foam installed in the reservoir. If the brakes are working normally, and you have no fault lights, you are likely fine. I would ensure you have service records, but on a 2010 it is pretty unlikely that your ABS has an issue or dirty fluid, especially at such low miles.

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Old 03-31-2013, 08:34 PM   #39
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Thanks so much Jim, I'm new to BMW and there's a lot of "I don't knows" I'll download and read the owners manual as well to get my bearings.

On the up side when I took it the bike felt like a kid again, it was a lot of fun to drive, can't wait to ink the deal.
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:00 AM   #40
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It isn't really necessary every time. I actually know that most never bleed the ABS unit on the newer bikes, and it really isn't an issue. On the 2007 and newer bikes there is no need. However, if you have the GS911 it is nice to cycle the ABS for bleeding, but again, not really necessary.

Jim
Thank you Jim,
Valuable hint as always. Will consider about GS911.
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