No ASC Indicators

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  1. FishDiver

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    I have a new to me 2008 1200GS without ESA or tire pressure sensors. After reading this (https://gadgeteer.co.za/mybike/bmw-r1200gs-tips) I was able to deactivate the ABS. My issue now is I can't set the ASC because the indicators on the multi-function screen never turn on.

    When the ignition is on before the engine is started the top line error light cycles through the red and yellow triangle and then dims off. I have read all the cryptic instructions in the user manual and they are more confusing then helpful.

    Anyone have ideas?
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  2. Welshman

    Welshman B.U.F.F.

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    What is ASC?
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  3. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    It's not clear from your post as to what your goal is and what you're trying to do after you deactivated ABS?! :hmmmmm

    Rather than using someone's tips how to operate bike, it may be more beneficial to download owner's manual (it's free and legal) and read through it - there are situations described in details with warning lights etc in the manual telling you what means what...

    If you're trying to set ASC while ABS is off, that may not happen as ASC uses same sensors as ABS...
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  4. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    ASC is traction control ie. Auto Stability Control
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  5. FishDiver

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    ASC is the BMW acronym for traction control. Problem solved, I called the dealer and they looked up my VIN. The bike doesn't have ASC! I thought it was standard that model year.
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  6. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    ^ No wonder you couldn't set it... :D

    If you don't have ABS/ASC labeled button on LH switch gear, there'd be no ASC...
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  7. lewisjr1

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    Antiskid, maybe. Regardless, definitely not std.

    It can be added with a software upgrade, and maybe a switch. The parts are probably still listed in online fiche. Labor is likely an hour or two.

    Just glanced at Max's. Full retail is a bit over $450 for the necessary parts, mostly the new switch. Add labor & programming time to that.
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  8. Callisto224

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    ^^^this.

    Go here to download the Riders Manual for your bike.

    https://www.bmw-motorrad.com/en/service/manuals/rider-manual.html
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