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post #1 of 8 Old Jun 17th, 2015, 9:36 pm Thread Starter
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I have an 02 LT, last year I changed the brake pads using aftermarket pads, it seems that's when this started happening. The ABS and warning lights flash, my battery was five years old so I changed it using a scorpion battery. This didn't solve the problem, although the lights initially stopped flashing, it was only temporary. The brake level in the right handlebar is slightly low, I am going to top that off and see if that helps. I have 48K on the bike and am getting ready to do the service, I would like to know if this is a serious issue or something simple I can take care of before I send the bike in. Anyone have this problem? Thanks.
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post #2 of 8 Old Jun 17th, 2015, 9:48 pm
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Re: ABS light

The brake level under seat in the two reservoirs is the ones you have to check if they are so much as table spoon down your lights will flash

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Brake fluid is low. But be sure to check for leaks. Just had to change my brake lines due to this problem.
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The rear mounted reservoir is notorious for signaling "low fluid" when just a teaspoon of DOT 4 added will stop it. Two chambers two caps fill both as much as you can. Don't even mess with the front lever reservoir as it will never go down (unless you have a leak). The fluid only goes as far as the ABS unit and no farther.
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Thanks for the advice, what is the easiest way to get to the rear reservoir? I seem to be having a major brain fart.
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Thanks for the advice, what is the easiest way to get to the rear reservoir? I seem to be having a major brain fart.
It's under the passenger seat, on the right as sitting on the bike. Two screws hold the seat, if heated there is also one connector to unplug. HTH

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Re: ABS light

Thanks for the help, I got to the rear reservoir, what a pain in the ars, and added fluid. Fingers crossed, no lights flashing. Just as you guys said, it wasn't even below min, just a bit lower than max. $5 and an hour of my time. Thanks again.
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As your pads wear the level will drop again. Just add more fluid but check your pads just to be safe.

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