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post #1 of 3 Old Sep 13th, 2009, 8:53 am Thread Starter
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I have a 04 RS and the brake failure lamp is on. The red triangle lamp is also on. The bike has been sitting for a couple of months and the battery seems a little weak. The brakes feel fine. I rode around the block and the lamp went off but came back on after it sat for about an hour. Any suggustions?

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Re: Rs Brake Failure Lamp

I have an 04 K1200RS. The only time my brake warning lights came on was for a low fluid level - the dealer had replaced the rear caliper but the tech didn't fill both rear reservoirs properly.

We also have an 04 R1150R that had the flashing warning light problem. Occasionally during a longer ride it would go out and I would think the problem was resolved. However it would be back the next time I went for a ride. A faulty tail light or brake light could produce these symptoms too, but that wasn't the problem for me. Finally I replaced the battery and I have not had the problem since then. I believe the brake systems on both bikes are very similar so the failing battery may be the same issue for you.

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I have a 04 RS and the brake failure lamp is on. The red triangle lamp is also on. The bike has been sitting for a couple of months and the battery seems a little weak. The brakes feel fine. I rode around the block and the lamp went off but came back on after it sat for about an hour. Any suggustions?
A low battery will cause this to happen, get it completely charged ... a ride around the block won't do it. Ride it for 40 minutes or put it on a battery tender.
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