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post #1 of 7 Old Aug 13th, 2013, 8:47 am Thread Starter
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I am a new K1200 (02) owner and have the ABS intermittent light flashing issue. Everything worked fine when test ridden and during the ride home, now it intermittently flashes. Have read most of the information on line and noted that the rear brake reservoir fluid is low, plan to replace brake pads and change fluid.
The question I have however is associated with the reservoir itself. The rear fluid level is not seen in the window as one would expect from reading the manuals. The front reservoir is visible from the window but only partially. Is this correct or has this reservoir been "reinstalled" incorrectly.
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Re: K1200LT Reservoir

This depends on if it has a sensor on it or not. Can you take a top down picture and post it? How good is the battery condition? That will sometimes cause the wig wag lights too.

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I am a new K1200 (02) owner and have the ABS intermittent light flashing issue. Everything worked fine when test ridden and during the ride home, now it intermittently flashes. Have read most of the information on line and noted that the rear brake reservoir fluid is low, plan to replace brake pads and change fluid.
The question I have however is associated with the reservoir itself. The rear fluid level is not seen in the window as one would expect from reading the manuals. The front reservoir is visible from the window but only partially. Is this correct or has this reservoir been "reinstalled" incorrectly.
The reservoir was not installed incorrectly. The very early bikes had a single round rear reservoir - the window is designed for that. My bike also wig-wag flashed the ABS lights soon after I got my bike & it was caused by slightly low level in the rear chamber. To access it, it is best to remove the right side tupperware and right rear small panel - just top it up until you change your pads. At that time you'll want to flush the brakes anyway.

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Re: K1200LT Reservoir

Thank you for the battery input, checked the battery and its 12.5 VDC and 13.65 VDC when running. Would seem to be adequate.

Thank you for the information for the reservoir. I will top it off tonight and hopefully it will fix the issue.
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Re: K1200LT Reservoir

Viewing the reservoir the way the manual describes is pretty useless unless the bike is new I'd think. It's even harder to do with fresh brake fluid. The best is to raise the seat, remove the passenger seat and look that way. I believe the "wig wag" is low fluid, the steady warning and the flashing brake light could be a few things.

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Re: K1200LT Reservoir

Elio, there will be two reservoirs below the passenger seat. Check the fluid level in both reservoirs and make sure they are full. If they're not, topping them up should fix the flashing. One or both (I'm not sure) is/are monitored by the braking system. Low fluid activates the flashing.

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Thank you all for the very helpful inputs. The rear brake reservoir was just below MIN. topped it off and the lights and brakes behave correctly.
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