Servos Suck

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by SCQTT, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    After my little "Adventure in Braking", I plan on a similar change. The Servo and ABS will go bye-bye on my aging 2004 1150 GS Adventure.

    Soon, very soon...
  2. Nesbocaj

    Nesbocaj The NEW Soylent Green Deal???

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    Just got back to this thread, thanks Steptoe!


    For those that did the removal deed, how about a parts list?

    And did anyone wire up a relay in order to use the existing switches? Or
    just bought the new switches?
  3. Voltar

    Voltar Jr Asst Road Captain

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  4. mvsenna

    mvsenna n00b

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    Hi Nesbocaj, On my 04 GS Adventure I bought the junction block, bleeder and cap on junction block, frt and rear brake switches, 8 crush washers from the non abs/servo model. I also bought a rear brake line that is angled correctly. I think the non Adventure models will need a whole set of steel braided lines to replace the rubber ones. Be sure to have some brake cleaner and rags to protect the surfaces that brake fluid can damage. Steptoe's wiring instructions are very accurate. You'll be happy with the results of the abs/servo delete.:D
  5. Nesbocaj

    Nesbocaj The NEW Soylent Green Deal???

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    Thanks!
  6. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    Once I complete my conversion, I'll have a parts list for US model 2004 1150 GS Adventures.

    Not sure when this will happen though. Probably prior to spring.
  7. tagesk

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    Please do not forget to post it; I'll add it to the GSpot FAQ.

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  8. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    Well, it will either be that or sell the thing and go in a different direction. Not higher tech for sure. Maybe a nice thumper that kick starts...:wink:

    But, yes, will do. I just love riding this big stupid motorcycle... And besides after all my bitching about it,on this site, I doubt I could trade it for a clapped out KLR.:lol3
  9. Poolside

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    That'll be fun. We can use all that brake wiring info we gathered, and make it work without changing the brake switches.

    My ABS works much better since I put some black tape over the warning light.

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  10. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    Great, found my new sig line.:lol3
  11. bikecat

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    Pull out the blue relay. make sure all lights, signals etc work except the warning light :)

    Good luck
  12. sweatmark

    sweatmark Been here awhile

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    Dead thread here, but in case someone searches for a solution to the dead Integral ABS 1 problem, might I offer a simple & cheap option?

    http://www.r1150r.org/board/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=13571

    The brake switch circuit is handled with a 5-pin relay, or repurposed ABS warning light relay, a bit of poetic justice.

    FWIW.The iABS question pops up regularly on the R1150R board.
  13. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    In slow moves one ought to use the rear brake only. Ask any Cop.
  14. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Another one. Rear brake ony for slow moves.
  15. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Rear brake only. It's not linked.
  16. UtahSooner

    UtahSooner awagnon

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    I wanted to bump this post. My servo-assisted iABS went out on my 2002 1150RT. My GS-911 showed "low pressure in rear brake circuit". I tried a new rear brake hose, but no joy. I still get the error message. I contacted ModuleMaster today. They are temporarily not taking BMW motorcycle ABS units while they examine their results with the few they have done. They said to check back in a week or so. If and when they start taking them again, the repair will be $350 with a 5 year warranty.

    I considered moving the ABS unit from my '04 GS to my '02 RT since I would just as soon not have ABS on the GS. Anyone know if that would work. I know the GS has "partially linked" brakes compared to the "fully linked" brakes on the RT ( which would be an improvement in my opinion ).