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This started out simple, I thought. Brake failute light would come on steady after a full boot up of systems and ride off. The flashing light would go away, as it is supposed to, but sometime later (this varies) the brake failure light comes on steady and stays on. Sure, first thing I thought was I need a new battery in my 2010 RT with a little over 12 K miles.

Then strange things started happening: In addition to the above, the steady warning light would go off and then come back on again later (time and mileage varies). Or it would just say off like it is supposed to do after displaying a steady warning. Sometimes with a complete bootup, the warning would switch to steady without going off. Then sometimes it would turn off.

What is going on? What does the combined wisdom of this forum think this problem is?

I do not have a GS911, but I do have an appointment with my dealer in a week. Good thing still under warranty.

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You may have rubbed the shielding off of your brake line. Earlier year RT's had a recall on the front brake line. My 2010 RT had the same problem almost immediately and was fixed under warranty. Go to your dealer and get it fixed while it is still under warranty.
 

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Glad you asked. Right after I purchased this bike from the original owner I stopped to have the front tire changed as soon as I could find a place to have it done. It was done at a non-BMW dealer and I rode over 3K miles before this issue came up. When I finally got it to the dealer, the tech went right to the problem, the front ABS sensor line was not proberly put in the clip and not fastened after the tire change and was slowly rubbing the rotor. It wore through the shielding until it would short out and cause the fault. Duh!

Remedy, just put sensor line in clip and use an additional tie down to make sure it stays in the clip, a dab of dialectric goop on the cut and viola, no more problem. I suppose at some time the wire will break, but for now all is well. At least I will know what it is if it happens again.

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