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ABS for 2000 K1200LT

RE: ABS system on a 2000 K1200LT and the red lights flashing indicator. AT first when the brakes were applied the ABS started a pulsating–breaking–releasing cycle. Now the ABS system is completely off, the red lights are flashing and the brakes work as any regular brake system. What is the problem? Do I need a certified BMW mechanic to correct this issue? What is the cost?
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post #2 of 8 Old Oct 15th, 2008, 2:54 pm
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Re: ABS for 2000 K1200LT

Check your fluid levels both front and back. As the pads ware the levels drop and can cause the problem

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post #3 of 8 Old Oct 15th, 2008, 2:55 pm
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Definitely check it out! Breaks are very important! Probably best to take it to BMW since they can tell you exactly whats wrong, but try looking at it first, maybe you'll find something obvious like the ABS sensor cable is broken by the rotors. If you need help, people on this site will help you with just about everything.

Make sure there is break fluid - underneath the seat behind the battery there is the reservoir, make sure its full. The reservoir on the handlebar is not for the servo-assisted breaks, so don't bother w those.

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Re: ABS for 2000 K1200LT

On a 2000 if you have an ABS failure it just reverts back to normal Non-ABS brakes. You can choose to live with it or flush the fluid and find some one nearby that has a GS-911 code reader. Search on GS-911 registry. There is also a post on resetting the ABS unit manually but you must add a wire to a connector. Several have been able to recover from this fault following a fluid flush.

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Low fluid should not affect your 2000 LT. I would do a complete brake flush. This has cured some of the affected systems. Also, make sure that the battery is fully charged. A low battery will make the lights come on. Finally and unfortunately, you have to have your dealer reset the abs lights. I do not know if the 911 scanner will do the reset.

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Yes, the latest software release for the GS-911 has the ABS II capability.

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Re: ABS for 2000 K1200LT

I had the exact same problem with my 2000 LT. My Dealer told me the master cylinder was shot, and quoted me a price of around 1600 to get it fixed. I did two things. First I put in a new battery. Second I had the brakes flushed. I then had the dealer reset the default code. That was about 25000 miles and one additional brake flush ago. I have had no problems since, and the brakes work to perfection.
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I had the exact same problem with my 2000 LT. My Dealer told me the master cylinder was shot, and quoted me a price of around 1600 to get it fixed. I did two things. First I put in a new battery. Second I had the brakes flushed. I then had the dealer reset the default code. That was about 25000 miles and one additional brake flush ago. I have had no problems since, and the brakes work to perfection.

+1. I added the wire to the harness that connects to the ABS Control Unit. The ABS reset and stayed that way for all of 15 miles. An appointment with the dealer, 20 minutes, and $27.00 later, no alternating flashing. It's worked since May. Only about 4000 miles in my case.

Flushing the brakes on a 2000 LT is a piece of cake. The front ABS Circuit will bleed itself. You open the bleeder and the fluid flows via gravity. The rear circuit has to be bled traditionally. Installing Speed Bleeders on the wheel cylinders makes the rest of the process easier.

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