Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Maryville, TN, US
Re: new to 1999 1200 lt abs errors
The alternating flashing lights do indeed indicate an ABS fault, but the first place to look is a low battery, IMHO. It is the easiest thing to check for and with the small capacity of our bike batteries it is not all that uncommon on the pre 02 brake systems. Each time I've had this warning light scenario it has always been cleared with a battery charge or change. As I said, drive the bike for a few miles then turn off the ignition and immediately restart the bike. If the lights go out when you drive away it was low battery fault. If not, then you have a larger problem. Common maintenance such as checking pads and changing fluid and bleeding the system should not be overlooked, but I think you'll find your problem lies with a low battery. Remember, a low voltage fault can be set even though the bike seems to start up normally. Before I pay a dealer to read the fault codes or buy a GS-911 (a fine piece of equipment by the way) I'd check the battery (low voltage) fault first.
"Loud lives save pipes"
00 K1200LT (Emil) 94,840 trouble free miles. Gone, but not forgotten
02 R1150RT (Artie) 109,000 miles. Favorite bike. With me to the end.
10 K1300GT (The Phantom) 10,110 miles. Like flying a T-38 on 2 wheels. Gone.
12 K1600GTL (Johnny 5) 3,500. A great compromise between the LT and GT
A gaggle of Japanese bikes, then I woke up.