Join Date: May 2004
Location: Hazel Green, AL, USA
Re: Alternating ABS and Gen Light
Maybe this will help you under stand the brake system a bit better. If the pads wear the pistons move out and that space is filled with brake fluid that has to come from somewhere. The early bikes would give you the wig wag lights with just a teaspoon of fluid gone from the reservoir. On the 05 and up the reservoirs ON the ABS supply the fluid to the calipers and are bigger with the floats set to trigger the wig wag when the pads are worn out.
During a flush the pistons of the calipers are pushed in all the way (if done properly) and the fluid level set to the top of the reservoir. Then the pistons are pushed back out to the pads and the fluid level drops, when it gets low enough to trigger the wig wag the pads are worn.
The fluid in the control circuits just push pistons in the ABS and the fluid never mixes with the wheel circuits.
2009 K1300GT Red Rocket
2009 R1200GS (Gone)
2005 K1200LT Ocean Blue Blue Wizard 110 K and counting...
2006 Bushtec Turbo+2 Spell
2004 330 Ci Convertable
Have ridden a Motorcycle in all 48
But lack DE, MA, RI and CT with the 2005 LT
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