The dreaded brake warning lights flashing!
Hi fellow LTers, I'd like some help/advice,please. I've done some searching around on here,but can't seem to find anything that matches my particular problem. Bike is a 2004 Euro model K1200LT-LUX with integratedABS
Here goes: Two weeks ago,I went on a 500 mile round trip,everything worked exactly as it should,got back home,parked the bike up on the side stand,outside,not covered. The bike was stood,untouched for those two weeks,until yesterday. During these two weeks,it's rained pretty much every day,often heavy,prolonged showers(well,it is England!).
Yesterday,I started the bike,no problems with that,I then reversed back a little way,then rode forward enough for the brake warning lights(red triangle and "brake failure")to go out,no problems so far.Switched off the ignition,went indoors to get my riding kit on,went back to the bike,again everything was as normal,off I go. About 100 yards down the road,it happened! The dreaded brake warning lights came on,the red triangle stays on continuously,the "brake failure" flashing at 4htz,residual braking only. I stop,switch off,then switch on again,bike starts but warning lights are still rapidly flashing.I pull away,brakes(servo)are now working,yet still the warning lights are still flashing, a couple miles on,and brakes revert to residual only.
In total,I rode for about 30 miles,but the situation didn't improve,one minute I had full braking,the next minute,only residual braking.I'd had enough,I turned and headed back home,so 60 miles in total, The only thing that was constant throughout was the "brake warning" light never stopped flashing at 4htz and the red triangle stayed on the whole time. I couldn't do much when I got back because,yet again,it was raining!
So,questions; Could it be that the rain has caused a sensor to partially seize(the front left side abs was particularly exposed to the rain during the 2 weeks that the bike was parked),or have I got a more serious(expensive)problem,such as a buggered servo?
I'd be grateful for some guidance from the gurus.