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post #1 of 6 Old Aug 26th, 2008, 9:45 am Thread Starter
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I got a general warning light the other day, it was a steady light with no other lights illuminating. The manual sated it was a result of a burned out tail lamp, (which I don't have), or a problem with the ABS, even though the ABS light is operating normally. After a restart a while later, the light went out, but it came back later in the day after another restart. Any ideas, I'd rather not pay a mechanic $100 per hour if this is an easy fix. The bike is going in for a 36K check over the fall/ winter, if I can't figure it out, I'll have it taken care of then. Who in this forum has had this problem before, I can't be the first. Thanks for your help guys.
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post #2 of 6 Old Aug 26th, 2008, 9:58 am
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Re: Warning Light

Howdy, Stacy.. need more info.. such as year of bike, last "service", etc. Your problem could be simple low fluid in the ABS... or a weak battery... there are any number of things.. for instance... if a lamp is "flickering" when you aren't able to see it during startup.... that could do it.. reseating the lamps and connectors may resolve it...

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Re: Warning Light

Thanks for the reply. My LT is a 2002, the last service was the 24K about two years ago, I now have almost 35K on the bike. I'll check the fluid level for the ABS, as far as the lights go, they all work including the brake lights. I'll check for flickering when I start the bike. Any other ideas? Thanks.
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Re: Warning Light

Don't forget the "rear" brake reservoir.. it's hidden behind the right rear panel, just below where the front and rear seats meet.

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post #5 of 6 Old Aug 26th, 2008, 6:25 pm
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Re: Warning Light

With just the general warning light on steady it is a burned out CENTER bulb in the tail light assy or the wrong wattage bulb used as a replacement. That is the only lamp that is monitored and it is a hold over from the RS that only has one tail light bulb.

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Re: Warning Light

I've been told "TADT" (They all do that). What I was told is that almost any blip in the electical system can cause it. If you drive a couple of miles, turn off the ignition and the light does not go out when you restart, it is time to have it looked at. Otherwise don't worry. I followed that advise. It has happended twice in the past year and I just don't worry so long as it goes out when I restart.
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