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by Galactic Greyhound
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: New (to me) 96 K1100LT ABS fault warning
Replies: 21
Views: 478

Re: New (to me) 96 K1100LT ABS fault warning

Hi Steve, Great fault reporting - it is very clear what you are experiencing! :grin: All of your tests 1 to 5 look OK to me - I can see nothing wrong there. Test 6 (Ignition Off/On to start the ABS2 Initial Test) - if this shows a Fault Code 4 (rear wheel sensor) then the fault is still present. You...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: New (to me) 96 K1100LT ABS fault warning
Replies: 21
Views: 478

Re: New (to me) 96 K1100LT ABS fault warning

A wise decision! :drunken:

Just take your time on this and proceed slowly in a logical manner checking everything twice.

Basically, as long as the ABS Controller can 'see' the two wheel sensors and there is no stored Fault Code then the ABS should set normally at the Ignition ON stage.
by Galactic Greyhound
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: New (to me) 96 K1100LT ABS fault warning
Replies: 21
Views: 478

Re: New (to me) 96 K1100LT ABS fault warning

That is OK and would appear to indicate that the rear sensor and cable is sound as far as the connector. Make sure that the connector pins are actually connecting with each other in the separate connector halves - a common fault is that a female pin has opened up and does not contact the male pin wh...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Bar vibration.
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: Bar vibration.

Hi Kev, I don't know how common this vibration problem is on your 2011 K1300R so hopefully one of the K-bike guys can answer this for you. Generally speaking, bar vibration might be more specific to one model than another. It is often caused by out-of-balance throttle bodies (fuel injected bikes) or...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Bar vibration.
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: Bar vibration.

Hi Kev, You're welcome! :smile: If you haven't had a reply to your query then there are a couple of things you can try: 1. Bump your post - i.e. create another post to follow your original post in the K-Bikes Q&A just containing the word 'bump'. This reactivates your Topic and brings it up as a rece...
by Galactic Greyhound
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: New (to me) 96 K1100LT ABS fault warning
Replies: 21
Views: 478

Re: New (to me) 96 K1100LT ABS fault warning

Hi Steve, That was a good move getting the Motobins ABS2 Fault Code Reader Part Number 95540 which you will find is a very useful tool. The 3-pin ABS2 Diagnostic Socket on your K1100LT is not just for testing the ABS as you will have discovered after reading the Fault Code Reader instructions: Diagn...
by Galactic Greyhound
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: New (to me) 96 K1100LT ABS fault warning
Replies: 21
Views: 478

Re: New (to me) 96 K1100LT ABS fault warning

Hi Steve, The video appears to initially show the Ignition being switched On without the Starter Button being pressed and the two ABS Warning lights (ABS and General) flashing Alternately (fail) at this point - if the above is correct, then there is a stored Fault Code (PERMANENT) preventing the ABS...
by Galactic Greyhound
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: New (to me) 96 K1100LT ABS fault warning
Replies: 21
Views: 478

Re: New (to me) 96 K1100LT ABS fault warning

Hi Steve, If the ABS2 problem is indeed due to failure when cranking, then the ABS Controller registers a Fault Code when this happens. However, this Fault Code, unlike other Fault Codes generated, is a TEMPORARY code and NOT a PERMANENT code which requires the ABS Controller to be Reset after the f...
by Galactic Greyhound
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: New (to me) 96 K1100LT ABS fault warning
Replies: 21
Views: 478

Re: New (to me) 96 K1100LT ABS fault warning

Hi I think I heard that if the problem is due to reduced voltage during initial start, a solution is is to ride a short distance ( no info on how short) turn the engine off and then restart. The logic iirc was that the second start causes less voltage drop G That is correct George! Riding a short d...
by Galactic Greyhound
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: New (to me) 96 K1100LT ABS fault warning
Replies: 21
Views: 478

Re: New (to me) 96 K1100LT ABS fault warning

Thanks George - I did search and found the article that Ced has linked. The bike shop will be trying another proven battery tomorrow - Ced - many thanks - Am I correct in thinking that the lights are a little prone to mis-behaving? Understandable I suppose given the age of the system. I have also r...
by Galactic Greyhound
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: New (to me) 96 K1100LT ABS fault warning
Replies: 21
Views: 478

Re: New (to me) 96 K1100LT ABS fault warning

The ABS2 (ABSII) system is a very reliable and robust system unlike the later generation of iABS systems iABS-1. If the ABS2 system ever fails, there is no loss of braking power, the only loss is the ABS function itself but full hydraulic braking is retained. The only fault with the ABS2 system is t...
by Galactic Greyhound
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: New self catering studio apartments in Edinburgh
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: New self catering studio apartments in Edinburgh

It sounds very nice Alex and I am sure it will be appreciated by folks touring Scotland and wanting a stopover in Edinburgh. Getting more lane width for larger bikes to access the courtyard will be well worth it for the greater bike security and convenience. Is there a covered facility for bike main...
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Proposed Northern Meets for 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: Proposed Northern Meets for 2020

Thanks for the heads up, I’ll look for a replacement for Montrose. There is/was a cafe in Montrose High Street near the Steeple which has adequate parking for vehicles. Perhaps a bit more interesting, is the fishing village of Ferryden on the other side of the estuary from Montrose. However, I don'...
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Electric bikes
Replies: 31
Views: 834

Re: Electric bikes

Here is another interesting news item more in line with the Topic header:

New electric motorcycle patent shows BMW working on radical electric sport bike - Electrek
https://apple.news/AsBH7J-yUS7SuAmx8hBJtDQ
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Electric bikes
Replies: 31
Views: 834

Re: Electric bikes

Thanks for that, I bought a Nissan LEAF 6 weeks ago...

Well, you are not alone!

Surely, with the increasing supply and demand for electric vehicles, a National recycling scheme will have to be established?
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Proposed Northern Meets for 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: Proposed Northern Meets for 2020

Thanks Keith!

Looking forward to meeting up next year :smile:
by Galactic Greyhound
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Electric bikes
Replies: 31
Views: 834

Re: Electric bikes

Here is an interesting news item about a Tesla car which crashed and went on fire in Austria:

Motorist in Austria has tried FOR MONTHS to scrap his Tesla after it was reduced to ash IN SECONDS after crashing (VIDEO)
https://www.rt.com/news/474190-austria- ... c-car-ash/
by Galactic Greyhound
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Bubbles in master cylinder ?
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: Bubbles in master cylinder ?

.....I will inspect the reservoir today and see what I can find..... See if the pics of a front brake Master Cylinder in the following thread help: https://www.bmbikes.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=25110&p=169564&hilit=Master+cylinder#p169564 Check that the TINY orifice in the reservoir is not blocke...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Cold-Sensitive Coils
Replies: 15
Views: 394

Re: Cold-Sensitive Coils

It is very unlikely that the cold is affecting the HT Coils. When the Ignition is switched On and the engine cranked over, the current flowing through the Primary winding will tend to warm up the coil anyway. More likely is that the fuel/air ratio is not rich enough for effective cold starting possi...
by Galactic Greyhound
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Electric bikes
Replies: 31
Views: 834

Re: Electric bikes

I have never understood why Battery Electric Vehicles have been taken up by Governments in preference to Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles. https://auto.howstuffworks.com/electric-cars-vs-hydrogen-fuel-cell-cars.htm Using Hydrogen as a fuel means that EVERY existing petrol/diesel Filling Station ...
by Galactic Greyhound
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Burst brake pipe
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: Burst brake pipe

Hi Murphy, If your bike is a Model Year 2000 R1100RS fitted with ABS then the top Goodridge link would appear to be the correct kit: https://www.goodridge.co.uk/products/motorcycle-brake-kit-for-bmw-r1100rs-abs-93-00 Product Code: BW1100-5FRC-BK Here is the RealOEM Parts Fiche link showing how your ...
by Galactic Greyhound
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Burst brake pipe
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: Burst brake pipe

Ummm.... dopey question, but why a flare nut spanner when there are banjo fittings (presumably with copper washers)? (R1100RS) You're quite right Murphy.... I was thinking your R1100RS would be the same as my R1100RT - it's not, dopey me! :oops: On your R1100RS 93 - 00 ABS, unlike the R1100RT, ther...
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Vintage bike help needed
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Vintage bike help needed

Good result! :cheers:
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R80RT wiring
Replies: 12
Views: 357

Re: R80RT wiring

The best course of action when making wiring modifications is to obtain a Wiring Diagram by acquiring a Haynes or a Clymer Manual for your bike.
Hi Ced and we all know how accurate they are :lol: :lol:

Well, it's usually better than having nothing! :-k :lol:
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Burst brake pipe
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: Burst brake pipe

That’s a close call, a brake hose bursting when not actually in use. :???: Far better than it happening when heading into some tight bends..... Absolutely! That was my first thought too. +1 ! I think that somebody up there is looking out for you! :-k I changed all the brake hoses on my 1996 R1100RT...

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