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Old 07-23-2013, 10:47 AM   #1
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Speedometer/odometer and ABS

On day two of the COBDR my abs started working intermittently and then went out entirely with a solid brake light on the dash.

My speedometer/odometer goes off and on. It is under warranty but the closest dealer is 90 miles away. Doesn't look like anything is clogged around the sensors. I haven plugged my GS911 into it yet.

Does anyone have any experience with this?
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:51 AM   #2
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It always helps if you say what bike!

Seeing 2011 R1200GS in your profile I am assuming that one.

The usual cause of this type of thing is a rear ABS sensor failure or it is clogged with debris. Pull the rear sensor and have a look. If it looks good, check your wiring to the sensor for damage. A stick or road junk could have damaged the wire.

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Old 07-23-2013, 11:02 AM   #3
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Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route. Sorry... 2011 GS Adventure.

Thank, Jim. I haven't checked the tea sensor yet. I should just PM you right away with stuff like this.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:37 AM   #4
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My 2012 GSA rear sensor was just replaced under warranty. Similar problems, speed on and off, no ABS or traction control. I originally checked sensor several times, replaced milky rear drive fluid, checked wiring and replaced battery.
In the end it was just a bad sensor.
Shouldn't affect your trip though, you just don't have ABS...which you don't really want off-roading anyways.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:49 AM   #5
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My 2012 GSA rear sensor was just replaced under warranty. Similar problems, speed on and off, no ABS or traction control. I originally checked sensor several times, replaced milky rear drive fluid, checked wiring and replaced battery.
In the end it was just a bad sensor.
Shouldn't affect your trip though, you just don't have ABS...which you don't really want off-roading anyways.
Good call. Thanks. Actually, it was nice not having to dick around with turning off the ABS.
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Old 08-11-2013, 01:35 PM   #6
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The speed sensor is the plug where you fill final drive fluid, correct? If so, Not sure if it is worth taking out and cleaning or just taking the 90 miles to the closest dealer.

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The speed sensor is the plug where you fill final drive fluid, correct? If so, Not sure if it is worth taking out and cleaning or just taking the 90 miles to the closest dealer.

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Not really. You CAN fill from there, but there is a plug around 2:00, or 10:00 that you fill with.

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Old 08-11-2013, 05:29 PM   #8
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Ok, but that black plug with the wire running to it on the FD is likely the culprit. Correct?
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:44 PM   #9
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K1200LT's can have a simular problem. Some times it is were the zip tie is holding the wire going to the sensor. The wire brakes inside the cable were it flixes on the zip tie. The fix on the K1200LT is to cut open the cable & fix the brake in the wire.

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