Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: San Jose, California, USA
Re: ABS Question
To follow up on this:
Finally after giving my thumb and limps time to heat I did some work on the bike after the accident. I put it up on the center stand, I also raised it with a jack to get the front wheel off the ground. Here is what I found:
1- I ran the engine in 1st gear at around 20 MPH, I applied the rear brakes and they stopped the wheel just fine. I tried this few times with the same results.
2- I spun the front wheel by hand, there is some drag against the brake pads (it is not spinning completely free without any resistance), I was told this is normal. I applied the front brakes and the wheel did stop right away.
3- Both brake fluid reservoirs are full.
4- Most of the damage is to the right side of the bike. The crash bar is bent in to the point where it severed few wires including the spare plug. I rewired all the wires and soldered them hoping that would fix the alternating flashing ABS light, it did not.
I don't know what these wires are for (aside from the spare one with a plug at the end of it). One wire had 3 thin wires as I recall they were yellow, yellow/purple strips, the last one I think is brown. another thin wire was green and red (2 wires).
Anyone know what these wires are for ?
5- After I removed the crash bar and the bracket that it is connected to, I found that a small piece of Pot Metal had broken off (where the bracket connects with a bolt on the left side "of the right side of the bike"). This bracket only has 2 bolts with this pot metal corner where the 2nd bolt mounts broken, how do I mount the replacement bracket?
Is there a way to weld this pot metal piece ??
I can send photos.
6- I tried to remove the tubberware on the right side but the winglet on the right side (the one under the mirror) is jammed against the tubberware. Is there an easy way to remove this without taking half the bike apart ??
7- Both mirrors are broken but the housing is still intact.
8- I disconnected the battery for few minutes thinking that would reset the ABS alternating light but it did not.
Any feedback or advise on this would be much appreciated.
Thanks so much.