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Offline kissofdeath

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abs light
« on: December 05, 2018, 06:47:49 PM »
started the bike this morning, 1st time in a week or so and the abs light was flashing...seems to be ok now tho.
should i be worried?

Offline Viffer18

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Re: abs light
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 07:47:57 PM »
From experience no issues just normally cold weather or most likely crud from wet road build up.

Ride a short distance gentley squeeze brakes to ensure everything's good. Lack of ABS isn't the end of the world just makes braking distances longer (like the old days) remember stopping on front drums.

Offline spudpie

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Re: abs light
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 08:50:41 PM »
You might also make sure there is no debris between the wheel speed sensors and the sensor rings, front and rear.

Offline Mcgrath

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Re: abs light
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 09:26:06 PM »
Did you move the bike before starting? Mine always flashes when I start it in work as I have to move it backwards out of shed. I guess it senses the wheels move even if ignition is off. Flashes for a bit then turns off.

Offline Fredz

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Re: abs light
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 06:42:17 AM »
Read section 21 of the factory service manual (FSM).   :031:

Offline Jarrett

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Re: abs light
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2018, 04:15:54 PM »
From the Africa Twin service manual.  Not sure if its applicable or not.  I had the same thing on my AT and learned a bit about it:

ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) (CRF1000A/D)
DTC INDEX
• The ABS indicator might blink in the following cases. Correct the faulty part.
– Incorrect tire pressure.
– Tires not recommended for the motorcycle were installed (incorrect tire size).
– Deformation of the wheel or tire.
• The ABS indicator might blink while riding under the following conditions.
This is temporary failure. Be sure to erase the DTC (page 20-6).
Then, test-ride the motorcycle above 10 km/h (6 mph) and check the DTC (page 20-6). Ask the rider for the riding conditions in detail when the motorcycle is brought in for inspection.

Ask the rider for the riding conditions in detail when the motorcycle is brought in for inspection.
– The motorcycle has continuously run bumpy roads.
– The front wheel leaves the ground for a long time when riding (wheelie).
– Only either the front or rear wheel rotates.
– The ABS operates continuously.
– The ABS control unit has been disrupted by an extremely powerful radio wave (electromagnetic interference).

Mine started flashing (disabled ABS) during a long, fast gravel road ride once.  Haven't seen it happen again.