Ok....so got it home. The fault lights is the wig-wag...not one light...misunderstanding big time
After 1100kms straight thru I have a hammering noise coming from under the tank when touching the front or rear brakes. I think that the fluid change done recently was only the 2 typical reservoirs ...pretty sure that the servo unit wasn't touched. Wouldn't surprise if it hasn't been done for numerous years. There are no fluid leaks anywhere on the bike. Will probably end up at the stealers...number of reasons I'm unable to attack this.
I believe the hammering is probably really old fluid that is incapable of reaching the hydraulic pressure required in the servo so the mechanism is endlessly trying to do it's thing but never able to achieve. Does this sound right?
It may be some time before this will be addressed ....I'm thinking that apart from an annoying noise coming from the unit the bike should be ok to ride. Is this the case?
Appreciate your comments
The so-called "wig-wag" were both RED warnings alternate ON-OFF at same rate, is NOT the same "look-and-feel" on iABS and ABS2.
Are you sure it is NOT an ABS2 2001 model ?
Check front brake calipers for makrings: BREMBO = ABS2 models
AND ... Confirm under seat, left side, what modulator you see. As shown in attached photo, ABS2 modulator have 2 bleed nipples on TOP and metal brake hoses on top. The iABS version of 2001-2004 are not like this (the top is flat metal and somewhat square).
(A) If indeed it is ABS2, then it is a whole different / simpler story than what was discussed earlier in this thread:
- no double reservoir under seat on right side (just a single round reservoir)
- diagnostic routine flashing warnings (after ignition ON) is different
- there is no fluid level monitoring
- any faults (low battery or any other) requires a manual fault reset EVEN after cause of fault is fixed (it stays in memory of ABS modulator until erased)
(B) on the other hand, if it is iABS, then you might just have:
- low fluid in either section of the 2 sections reservoir,
- a need for a good complete bleed job.
if it is iABS, you should NOT ignore any fault, NIiETHER should you ride very fast or very far: loosing the Servos power can happen with many of faults and it is not a very funny or safe experience (residual braking is about 10 to 20% of the normal brake power).
Does the wig-wag stay on the same from the moment you have ignition ON until the end of the ride ??
P.S. 3: if you still have the black rubber brake hoses all aound ..AND.. you have no proof that these were change withing last 8 years, then the bike is NOT safe to ride (UNTIL REPLACED). There has been many sudden failure of these original factory hose when they reach 8 to 12 years of age.