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bmwwas bmwwas
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 11/11
Posted: 11/08/11
07:29 PM

I bought a 2007 BMW k gt 1200 with the German tech  in mind with the understanding that the great quality of BMW would last 100kmiles....the rest of the story is that the ABS pump goes out at 10k miles...that's right...just 10,000 miles.  the bike had been climate controlled and never ridden in rain...really dissapointed at this point in the "engineering and long term  machine"  After speaking with BMW Motorad about the failure...they answered ...sorry, the machine is out of warranty.

beware of all of that expensive technology which is no good broken...2000.00 for the part alone to fix this electronic pump..

wanted to warn the rest of you...  

 
hacksaw hacksaw
Enthusiast | Posts: 658 | Joined: 04/07
Posted: 11/08/11
11:05 PM

yup! all that pricey stuff ya dont need is gonna cost for sure.  

 
joegresh joegresh
Guru | Posts: 1054 | Joined: 03/09
Posted: 11/09/11
03:03 AM

Time to start bypassing.  Maybe Earl's makes a ABS-eliminator, brake hose kit.

You'll need to fool the CPU to keep the codes from popping.  

 
jeffkushner1 jeffkushner1
User | Posts: 160 | Joined: 02/10
Posted: 11/09/11
04:20 AM

bmwas,
       Joe's right, get on the forums if you haven't already and search for a "work-around". I've got a funny feeling that YOU aren't the first one to be pi**ed at Motorad for their callous response. I'm sure that someone has developed a way to either bypass the ABS unit or trick the cpu into believing that everything is fine and dandy but of course it doesn't help that you spent big money for a supreme safety feature that is now useless. I feel bad for you but at this point, since you know any that show on fleabay will disappear or go for huge money, I think that your best solution is a workaround. You still have a nice bike though and besides.....8 out of 10 times, I could out-brake your ABS when it WAS working so take heart and start practicing. Don't be one of those guys that think that somehow, in the middle of an accident or "situation", they will magically develop braking skills they never practiced.....no....they are going to hit the truck......don't be THAT guy!!

good luck,
jeff  
Present only:

My VStrom 1000 K7

'74 RD350 in great shape & 1975 GT550 restored&built up and a another '75 GT550 taken in pymt for port work on an H1. All original, nearly flawless '75 H2, '74 H2-fire breather finally completed and everything I'd hoped it would be, 82 Yamaha 650 turbo running 18psi,72 & 2-75 H1's for restoration, '76 CB400F & 73 CB350 all done...gave the 350 to my sweetheart!

 
hacksaw hacksaw
Enthusiast | Posts: 658 | Joined: 04/07
Posted: 11/10/11
03:13 PM

deleted double post  

 
hacksaw hacksaw
Enthusiast | Posts: 658 | Joined: 04/07
Posted: 11/10/11
03:13 PM

ABS on a dirt bike is reduculous anywayz. how the heck does one ride down a rocky/muddy slope without the brake modulating you into crashing?
shouldnt these bikes have a a disable switch?  

 
jeffkushner1 jeffkushner1
User | Posts: 160 | Joined: 02/10
Posted: 11/11/11
03:34 AM

Hack, maybe you didn't notice, he has a K model....it's not a GS or "dirt bike". I'm not positive, but I believe the GS's(adventure models) DO have a disable switch on the ABS systems.

jeff  
Present only:

My VStrom 1000 K7

'74 RD350 in great shape & 1975 GT550 restored&built up and a another '75 GT550 taken in pymt for port work on an H1. All original, nearly flawless '75 H2, '74 H2-fire breather finally completed and everything I'd hoped it would be, 82 Yamaha 650 turbo running 18psi,72 & 2-75 H1's for restoration, '76 CB400F & 73 CB350 all done...gave the 350 to my sweetheart!

 
hacksaw hacksaw
Enthusiast | Posts: 658 | Joined: 04/07
Posted: 11/11/11
02:35 PM

oh! you are right! thanx jeff. got GS on the brain for some reason.