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Old 06-09-2010, 08:37 AM   #1
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ABS off by default on F8?

Hey Gang,

Just wondering, is it possible to set the ABS 'off' as default on startup? May use it in rain on asphalt, but otherwise not a fan...

Just curious, thanks!
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Old 06-09-2010, 08:39 AM   #2
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If you find out let us know, as far as I've read no one has figured out how to do this.

For a couple people it randomly happens to be off at start-up, happened to me once but I think it is a benign bug that disappears later and you still have it on at default. Luckily it is easy to turn off.
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Old 06-09-2010, 08:52 AM   #3
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My bike still defaults to no ABS. I still don't know how I managed to do it.
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:12 AM   #4
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Stupid Question.. Lost The Manual Sorry...

My bike starts up and the light flashes then after a second the ABS light stays off. I am assuming the ABS is on am I wrong.

Sorry for being such a boob, i really need to get another manual.
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:25 AM   #5
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I think i read somewhere on here that with the bike off hold the ABS button and start the bike without releasing the ABS button sets it to Default 'off' and repeat to switch back to defaut 'on'
Don't quote me on this though might be wrong
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:30 AM   #6
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I believe these are the different behaviours:

If ABS light is flashing when ignition key is initially switched on it's doing its self diagnosis routine

If ABS light is off once it completes its self diagnosis routine - ABS is on

If the ABS light is on (solid) after going through the stepped process of switching the ABS off - the ABS is off

If the ABS light is on (solid) but you did not go through the stepped process of switching the ABS off - ABS is faulty (warning signal)

Edit: for f658 - I believe for F8 the behaviour is the same but just saying ...
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:25 AM   #7
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The manual is available online. Have a look in PU for the link. I'd post it but I'm on my phone. Perhaps another inmate can
post the link for you.

There is also a similar thread already established that describes unplugging the ABS plug under the seat to more permanently disable the ABS.
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:35 AM   #8
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Appreciate the input, will fiddle with it...

Cheers!
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:38 AM   #9
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The manual is available online. Have a look in PU for the link. I'd post it but I'm on my phone. Perhaps another inmate can
post the link for you.

There is also a similar thread already established that describes unplugging the ABS plug under the seat to more permanently disable the ABS.
Here's the 2008/09 Manual

http://www.bmw-motorrad.dk/dk/da/bik...00_GS_2008.pdf

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Old 06-09-2010, 01:33 PM   #10
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you can unplug it, according to some reports I've read. You could easily change it to off by default with the right software, but you won't get anyone to do it for liability reasons
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:40 PM   #11
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I think i read somewhere on here that with the bike off hold the ABS button and start the bike without releasing the ABS button sets it to Default 'off' and repeat to switch back to defaut 'on'
Don't quote me on this though might be wrong
Has anyone tried this?
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:44 PM   #12
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Yep, tested the idea on our F658 - didn't work on either of our bikes.
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:25 PM   #13
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Found the thread
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=552509&page=2

Turns out since i last looked others have tried with no luck
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:35 PM   #14
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As lawe mentioned in that thread, you can unplug this connector if you want to disable ABS temporarily.



Then reconnect it after you're done playing in the dirt.

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Old 06-09-2010, 04:49 PM   #15
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Hey Gang,

Just wondering, is it possible to set the ABS 'off' as default on startup? May use it in rain on asphalt, but otherwise not a fan...

Just curious, thanks!
As in, like "HOLY-SHIT-THAT-GUY-JUST-PULLED-OUT-FUCK-I'M-GONNA-DIE! Quick, press and hold the ABS button for five seconds to turn it on before braking"?

There's a valid reason to turn it off on dirt. Anywhere else, you're just a Luddite.
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