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Old 10-30-2012, 08:09 PM   #1
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My ABS light is on(07 GSA) and I have tried just about everything to fix it, If anyone in AL. Or Ga. has one I can borrow I would be most appreciative. Thanks,Mike
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:17 PM   #2
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Is the light flashing or on solid? If flashing, it could be your battery.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:34 PM   #3
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What ^^^^he^^^^ said.


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Old 10-31-2012, 05:41 AM   #4
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:32 PM   #5
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ABS Light

The light is solid. I have charged the battery and disconnected the battery. still nothing.
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:26 PM   #6
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Is the hand protector over the front brake lever rubbing or partially depressing the brake lever??

If the battery is below a certain voltage, the ABS light will light up, since it draws directly from battery, not the electrical charging system.


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Old 11-03-2012, 05:45 PM   #7
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Fault codes are...

I met up with Terry this morning to see what his GS-911 could pull up. The codes that we were unable to clear were 24048 and 24049. I believe that tells me I need to remove the ABS and send it up to Moscow to be rebuilt. Any one have any other info ? Thanks again Terry ! Mike
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:22 PM   #8
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Called BMW NA...

Called and spoke with them this afternoon, Well they basically told me too bad so sad. I then called Tyler at Module Masters and I will be sending the ABS module to them for repair. No more BMW's for me. I see a KTM in my near future. Mike
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:30 PM   #9
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No offense Mike, but did you really expect them to fix a nearly 6 year old bike for free?

Anyhow, sorry for your troubles, someone will likely get a great bike from you at a great price.

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Old 11-05-2012, 04:58 PM   #10
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No offense Mike, but did you really expect them to fix a nearly 6 year old bike for free?

Anyhow, sorry for your troubles, someone will likely get a great bike from you at a great price.

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And everyone knows KTMs are trouble-free paragons of reliability with dealers in near every city...
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And everyone knows KTMs are trouble-free paragons of reliability with dealers in near every city...
I try not to bash other bikes, but I have heard of a few issues with them too.

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Old 11-05-2012, 05:06 PM   #12
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I try not to bash other bikes, but I have heard of a few issues with them too.

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I agree. Had the OP said Honda, Suzuki or Yamaha, I'd not have a leg to stand on. The Orange Crush forum is quite active with "how do I fix this" and "this is leaking..." threads.

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Old 11-06-2012, 04:17 PM   #13
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Yeah I guess I should have explained a bit more, The motor in my 07 blew at 34,000 miles. It took BMW almost 4 months to get their local rep down to the shop to inspect the bike before they would replace the motor. I have been in Iraq and Afghanistan for over a year, so I have not put that many miles on the bike since the motor was replaced. I have seen/read many stories about the ABS system on the 07/08 going bad with between 9,000 to over 60,000 miles. So it seems to me that the mileage is not an issue, but the length of time is. That to me is a bad design. Believe me,I know that mechanical/electrical devices do fail. I work for the Army. See it everyday. The comment I made was because I had received and email from a fella that has an 08 GS he said that BMW had replaced his ABS module because it was in a recall. I simply called BMW to see what if anything could be accomplished. I know my bike is old, I did not really expect them to do it for free. I had a KTM 620 RXC I could not kill that bike and believe me I tried. Mike
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:36 PM   #14
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Hard to say if the ABS units are truly a weak link or not. I mean we read about them a lot on here, but I suspect the vast number of people never had a problem with it.

I have the servo unit on mine. It went with under 10K on the clock, but it was on a bike that I bought used, and I suspect it sat for long periods without being ridden. In all the reading I've done, that is at least a common theme in some of the failures. Maybe it's what got you.

My previous 04 1150GSA I rode the shit out of from day one, and never had a problem in ~50K miles with the same ABS unit. Maybe it's just luck of the draw.

You always have the option of bypassing it if you don't want the repair.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:46 PM   #15
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I agree

Yes that has crossed my mind several times, The bike sitting for a long time in the garage cannot be good for anything. I am going to get it repaired, I just have to find the time to do it. Mike
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