2005 R1200GS ABS modulator

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Re: 2005 R1200GS ABS modulator

Postby Mike D » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:45 am

A photo of what is fitted will soon tell us which version it is.

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Re: 2005 R1200GS ABS modulator

Postby P-K » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:59 am

r75boxer said :-
So, according to the mechanic, who took the bike out for a good run, the 1150s have a different setup that result in only 60% braking (so-called residual braking) when the ABS fails. The 1200s revert to non-ABS too but with 100% braking.
My experience of the "Residual Braking" is that it's nearer 6% not 60%
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Re: 2005 R1200GS ABS modulator

Postby r75boxer » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:21 pm

Unfortunately all I can do is obtain the VIN. The GS is in Vancouver and I'm in Saskatchewan.

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Re: 2005 R1200GS ABS modulator

Postby r75boxer » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:08 pm

Hello all. I got the VIN and had a local BMW dealer find out whether the 1st or 2nd generation ABS was fitted to the GS. Well, it's the first generation. A new part (gasp) is $4200 (taxes in) CDN! Clearly out of the question. So, the deal is dead. Thanks for all your help.

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Re: 2005 R1200GS ABS modulator

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:29 am

Hi Kevin,

A 'servectomy' (ABS removal) would take care of the brakes for around £GB 400 (dealer charges) and you wouldn't have to worry about the brakes ever again.

If you liked the bike you might ask the dealer if he would carry out the servectomy for free before you bought it.
Very many of these 1st Generation iABS (iABS-1) have had this work done and the owners are reputed to be very happy with the brakes afterwards.
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Re: 2005 R1200GS ABS modulator

Postby r75boxer » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:30 am

I did consider that but to bring the GS to Saskatchewan from British Columbia would require a complete safety. According to the local authorities they pay particular attention to modifications and may not take kindly to it not having ABS as it did when it left the factory. Not sure whether I want to take the chance.

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