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1Hz Alternating Brake Indicators - Intermittent - 2005 K1200LT

The other day the two red brake failure annunciators alternately flashed at 1Hz. Brakes worked fine, although I did not try to lock them up to test ABS functionality.

Got home, turned bike off, grabbed a bottle of water, restated bike and indication was gone.

Today when riding home, the same thing happened.

My suspicion is that the system is trying to tell me that I need pads as upon visual inspection the appear a bit thin.

Can anyone concur with or negate this conclusion?

Also, what are the EBC part numbers for front and rear pads, sintered, for 2005 K1200LT?

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Re: 1Hz Alternating Brake Indicators - Intermittent - 2005 K1200LT

No ABS function when the lights are flashing. Checked your battery lately? Could be low voltage. Beemerboneyard has your pads. I Just got all three sets for under a hundred bucks. Also make sure your reservoirs are full.


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Re: 1Hz Alternating Brake Indicators - Intermittent - 2005 K1200LT

Yes, check the voltage, then if that's ok, check the fluid level in the (2) ABS module reservoirs as this lowers as the pads wear. Raise it slightly to prove (or not) the problem. Be mindful though that when you install the new pads that level will be raised to a point where it may overflow, so the extra fluid would need to be removed.

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Re: 1Hz Alternating Brake Indicators - Intermittent - 2005 K1200LT

The 05 reservoir (if filled correctly with the pistons fully retracted) will show the wig-wag about the time you need new pads. They are not a sensitive as the early bikes to low fluid, which requires periodic top offs.

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