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ABS dash indicator lights flashing

I'm looking for some advice on my new to me '04 LT? I just purchased the bike early in January, however didn't have a chance to test drive it. I did run it up and check it over and everything was functioning at time of purchase. I fired it up today and took it for a short ride up the road and back, everything is working fine except for the flashing of the two brake fault indicator lights. From what I've read, the bike does a self test, then after rollout of about 5 mph the lights go out? Well, the lights continue flashing?? Any suggestions on where to start?
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Re: ABS dash indicator lights flashing

Probably just a low battery. The computer will set a fault if the battery is too low as the ABS depends on the battery for it's operational power. Get a quality charger and charge the battery overnight. That may fix it.


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Re: ABS dash indicator lights flashing

This is a common issue and is easy to fix. The ABS monitors the fluid level in the dual chambered rear reservoir. It is under the pillion seat behind the right saddle bag. Each half is monitored and even though they may look full just add a teaspoon or two of DOT 4 brake fluid to both chambers. Then the lights will go out like they are supposed to.
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Re: ABS dash indicator lights flashing

Thanks for the quick response gentlemen, much appreciated. I've placed the bike on the charger for the night and tomorrow I am scheduled for a vehicle safety inspection so I'll check the brake fluid level prior to taking it in. Suppose to snow tomorrow, so it's not like I'll be riding anytime soon.
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