Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Groton, MA, USA
Re: ABS Failure - help please
I am having a similar problem: rapid flashing of the warning lights, failure to clear lights after moving, limited brake function and most important constant servo engagement after any brake lever activation.
I ride a 2003 LT with about 38,000 miles. Did a full system flush within recent memory (past couple of years) rear reservoirs are fully topped off and brakes worked normally when I shut it down last fall. I did replace the battery first thing this spring, she started right up, but those damn error lights started right up at the fast blink.
The "servo" does it's check upon startup (that is I hear it activate then quiet, as I consider normal since I have owned this bike for about 6 years). It remains silent until I touch either the front or rear brake pedal, whereupon it runs constantly until I power off. If I engage either brake in this condition I can hear the servo "working harder" until I release the brake. However the servo keeps whining. I did one test ride until I noticed the reduced braking, and figured I would drain the battery with the servo running constantly.
My understanding of the system is limited, despite having performed the flush myself two years ago. I am thinking the "servo" is one of two boxlike units on the left side under the seat across from the battery (with all the brake lines running into it) while the abs unit is the other boxlike unit located just rear from the servo. Is this correct?
How can I differentiate a "servo" issue from an abs issue? I have the stingray off and am prepared to remove the tank if necessary to troubleshoot this but not sure where to go with this.
Basic question is, why does the servo whine constantly? Why does Camerons do it from only one of the brake, while mine activates (runs constantly) after touching either brake lever?
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