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post #1 of 17 Old Jan 26th, 2009, 4:28 pm Thread Starter
 
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Well...I replaced the battery and the blinking abs warning light goes out right after I take off. However, now when I'm cruising the light will come on, as random, blinking between the abs and the triangle with the exclamation in the center. Any ideas?

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post #2 of 17 Old Jan 26th, 2009, 4:40 pm
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Re: ABS and Exclamation Triangle

Check your rear brake fluid reservoir and top it off to the max line..should fix your problem...and depending on the year you should have to reservoirs.

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Your profile doesn't say what year LT you have but I would check the brake fluid level in the reservoir located on the right side of the bike. My 2003 LT has a dual chamber reservoir and it has been the rear chamber that was low. The fluid level needs to be at the max level or I will get the symptoms you describe.

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Re: ABS and Exclamation Triangle

That is the low fluid warning. 05 and up the reservoirs are ON the ABS unit under the seat on the shifter side. They have not been as sensitive as the early integrals have been but I would also check the pad wear before adding fluid. You may find them worn to the limits.

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The LT is a 2002. I looked for a resvoir under the seat but could not find one. There are two bulls eyes in the handle bars and when I stand the bike straight the level is down to the lower ring. So...I guess I'm asking, is the fluid fill in the handle bars?

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post #6 of 17 Old Jan 27th, 2009, 10:06 am Thread Starter
 
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I guess I have one of the integrals since the bike is a 2002? There is 17k miles on the 2002 LT

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post #7 of 17 Old Jan 27th, 2009, 10:38 am
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Vern, if you open the right hand sidecase you will see the windows for the rear reservoirs. To access them you will have to loosen some rear tupperware. A syringe and some plastic tubing make the job easy. Be sure they are both to the MAX line.

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This should help.
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File Type: doc Reservoir.doc (277.0 KB, 114 views)

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post #9 of 17 Old Jan 27th, 2009, 2:29 pm
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Re: ABS and Exclamation Triangle

I'm having the same problem with my 02. I've found the reservior. What needs to be removed to get fluid into the reservior? I've checked my pads and they are fine. Does anything need to be reset after fluid is added to stop the lights from flashing?
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Didn't mean to hijack this thread but I was about to post the same question.
jzeilier, I looked @ your attachment and it looks like you would remove cap # 1 to add the fluid, just want to be sure.
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It really depends on how big your hands are. I have heard of people with small hands being able to remove the caps from the reservoir and adding fluid with a small syringe without removing the tupperware.. I have to remove the passenger seat and the right side passenger foot peg and loosen or remove the piece of tupperware directly above the foot peg. Once you know where the reservoir is, it should be fairly self explanatory. the 2002 and 2003 models have two chambers in the reservoir and in my case it is usually the rear chamber of the reservoir that is very slightly low. Just remember that the fluid level needs to be at the max line or you will see the flashing lights. Once you add the fluid the lights should stay off.

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Didn't mean to hijack this thread but I was about to post the same question.
jzeilier, I looked @ your attachment and it looks like you would remove cap # 1 to add the fluid, just want to be sure.
That was not the best picture, cap #1 is for the front half and behind it is the sensor for the front half. Behind that is the sensor for the rear half and inboard of that sensor is a second cap. You must fill both chambers.

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Re: ABS and Exclamation Triangle

Thanks for the info everyone, I just got this bike last week, so I've got a lot to learn.
jzeiler I see your from Hazel Green, Al. I'm just a couple hrs from there, we'll have to get together sometime & ride.
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Absolutely. You need to check out the SE forum for Spring Training Camp up in the Smokey Mountains in April. Great fun to be had there.

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Thanks for the drawing. Is min - max checked with the bike level or on the side kickstand?
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I would fill them with it on the center stand.

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post #17 of 17 Old Jan 30th, 2009, 3:08 pm
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Re: ABS and Exclamation Triangle

well I added the fluid to the rear resvior and that cleared up the blinking lights. Thanks for the help everyone. I'll see what I can do about the training camp, I've stayed at the ironhorse, 1st class place. now if can get the radio fixed, but thats for another thread.
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