Module Masters update for "Whizzy Brakes" - BMW iABS

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Bobmws, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. Bobmws

    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

    Jun 6, 2005
    Same trailer, different park, FL
    Saw this posted on the BMWMOA site:
    Happy New Year everyone and thank you for hanging in there while we developed a rebuild service for the iABS! In short we're done testing and we're waiting on parts to be finished and delivered. Here's the breakdown-

    Q: What's been done?
    A: Seals, fasteners and pump hardware have been produced. These parts as well as pressure sensors and motors have been tested and approved.

    Q: What's left to do?
    A: Get motors, pressure sensors and pressure sensor transducer IC's manufactured.

    Q: How long will that take?
    A: Each part has a different time frame. We're still trying to get more exact dates from the manufacturers. Here's where they were at as of the end of December.
    Motors: Mid March
    Pressure sensor transducer IC's: Potentially April. There weren't enough of these available in the USA, so they had to be ordered manufacturer direct with a 16 week lead time. These have been purchased and we're trying to see if the factory can get them produced sooner.
    Pressure sensors: Originally told by the manufacturer they would arrive in December. Currently seeking a status update
    Q: What's going to happen before the parts arrive?
    A: We'll be finishing up our tooling for rebuilding the modules, writing up information for iABS instructions and will begin to pre-build the cores we've acquired. Also, we'll be producing a document of pre-ship information that will include what to remove, how to remove it and how to package the module. Info sheets will also be made detailing recommendations on re-installing, brake fluid type, batteries, bleed procedures, cleaning products (there will be messes) and what to do with problems on re-install. We will try to have these documents available to the waiting list folks before the rebuilds begin.

    Q: How much will the rebuild cost when it's available?
    A: $750 It will also include our 5-year warranty.

    Q: What will the rebuild include when it's available?
    A: New motors, new pumps, new pump seals (as well as other various seals), various new fasteners, new pressure sensors and a rebuilt electronic control unit. The unit will also be completely dismantled, cleaned, rebuilt and then tested (full hydraulic and electronic test).

    Q: Will a core exchange be available?
    A: Uncertain. We do have cores and intend to offer an exchange at some point but have not worked out any of the details yet. The non CAN-bus cores should be easy to exchange, but the CAN bus cores may require coding. We'll be doing more research to make the process as easy as possible.

    A big thanks again to everyone who's been waiting. Updates will come every two weeks or so. We'll try and include some pictures of the process and things we encounter as we move forward.


    The ModuleMaster Team
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  2. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

    Jan 19, 2004
    Uncle Bob your at least as helpful as DRONE :lol3
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  3. Wolfgang55

    Wolfgang55 Long timer

    Dec 24, 2006
    Only N flowin river emptying in an ocean
    I see a following already the making.
  4. rg sw wa.

    rg sw wa. Long timer

    Feb 9, 2011
    Southwest Washington
  5. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

    Oct 1, 2007
    Chambers Bay, WA
    If I'm to live up to DB's image of me, I guess I have to post this list of bikes that use the iABS (or ABS III) brake system---->

    • R1200GS (K25) – 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 (part #: 34517698296)
    • R1200GS Adventure (K25) – 2005, 2006 (part #: 34517698296)
    • R1200RT (K26) – 2005, 2006 (part #: 34517698296)
    • R1200RTP (K26) – 2005, 2006 (part #: 34517698296)
    • R1200ST (K28) – 2005, 2006 (part #: 34517698296)
    • K1200S (K40) – 2004, 2005, 2006 (part #: 34517698296)
    • K1200R (K43) – 2005, 2006 (part #: 34517698296)
    • K1200GT (K41) – 2003, 2004, 2005 (part #: 34517685801)
    • K1200GT (K44) – 2006 (part #: 34517698296)
    • R1150GS (R21) – 2003, 2004 (part #: 34517685790)
    • R1150GS Adventure (R21) – 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 (part #: 34517685790)
    • R850R (R28) – 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 (part #: 34517685790)
    • R1150R (Rockster included) (R28) – 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 (part #: 34517685790)
    • R850RT (R22) – 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 (part #'s: 34517685787, 34517685789)
    • R1150RS (R22) – 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 (part #: 34517685790)
    • R1150RT (R22) – 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 (part #'s: 34517685787, 34517685789)
    • R1100S (R259C) – 2003, 2004, 2005 (part #: 34517685790)
    • R1200C (259C) – 2004, 2005 (part #: 34517685799)
    • R1200C Montauk – (259C) – 2004, 2005 (part #: 34517685799)
    • R1200C Independent – (259C) 2004, 2005 (part #: 34517685799)
    • R1200CL (and CLC) (K30) – 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 (part #: 34517685800)
    • K1200LT (K589) – 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 (part #'s: 34517685803, 34517685788)
    • K1200RS (K41) – 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 (part #: 34517685801)
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  6. Bobmws

    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

    Jun 6, 2005
    Same trailer, different park, FL
    You win DRONE, I just copied a post from the MOA.......:-)
    I really liked the whizzy brakes. This should help a lot of folks in the future.
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  7. Bobmws

    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

    Jun 6, 2005
    Same trailer, different park, FL
    you're :fpalm
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  8. szurszewski

    szurszewski Long timer

    May 26, 2010
    Olympia, WA
    I feel like they have been saying for many years now that there were "on the verge" of being ready to rebuild these units... In fact, when the had their gathering in Moscow, the Module Masters folks invited everyone over for a BBQ - I didn't go to the BBQ (went for a ride instead - go figure!) but I did hear lots of talk at the bar that evening about how they were "almost" ready to go... that was...hmmm....2014? maybe earlier.

    I hope they get it figured out, but I wonder how much of a market will be left by then.
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  9. CDMAN

    CDMAN Adventurer

    Oct 13, 2014
    Puslinch, Ontario, Canada
    I contacted ModuleMaster earlier this week. They are indicating they are on target to start rebuilding in April. They say one of the suppliers still has to provide them parts. I hope this is the case as I have a bike needing a ABS rebuild. There appears to be only three options 1) ModuleMaster around $750 2) RH Electronics $1600 or 3) BMW $3500.
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  10. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad Former World's Foremost Authority

    Oct 29, 2007
    Omicron Persei 8
    Are these two the only source for rebuilding? I really don't like my fix of putting the black electrical tape over my idiot light.
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