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Postby srg1230 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:10 am

Hello folks,
I own a little used R1200RT, 2006, with only 12335 genuine miles. My problem is the ABS pump has failed. Ryders BMW in Cardiff want £1700 to renew the unit. Do I have any other options?
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Re: R1200RT

Postby milleplod » Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:25 am

Hi Simon, and welcome to the forum!

There certainly are alternatives! :smile:

Firstly, you could try to track down a secondhand pump, but I'm led to believe they're as rare as hen's teeth!

You could get the pump rebuilt, or if you're handy with spanners (and smaller tools!), have a read here - http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread ... vo+failure. There are companies, I think, who offer a rebuild service - Google is your friend!

Or, if you can live without ABS, have the system converted to standard, the ABSectomy, its well-documented, and a fair few owners have had it done - quite a few independent specialists offer the service. Braking components are the same for ABS and non-ABS models, so you're only removing defunct bits. I think it costs a few hundred pounds to get it done. Oh, if you fancy going down that route, ignore any nay-sayers and doom-mongers telling you that your insurance company will take out a hit on you if you dare to do it! BMW (obviously) made RTs without ABS - just tell your insurer, it won't be a problem at all. Have a read here, on this forum - viewtopic.php?f=85&t=24844

Or, sell me the RT - cheap of course, it needs work! - and buy a new bike! :grin:

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Re: R1200RT

Postby farmerboy » Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:45 pm

I had a valiant attempt at repairing mine but it failed twice so was removed. I would not hesitate to remove the system at the first sign of trouble.
I have ridden the bike hard for a couple of months and prefer the brakes without the servo.
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Re: R1200RT

Postby mike pace » Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:20 pm

I have a 1200gs which has had the abs removed, and it rides and brakes no problem at all. I'd go down that route as that is the end of any problem.

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