turn off abs permanantly Q's

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  1. Dan Alexander

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    I've got a fault showing up on the dash and I have to have the bike inspected transfering to a different province. I don't want to get into fixing it before I do that as I don't have the time right now. How can I shut the abs off and loose the fault light?

    I bought a Motoscan but it won't do it on the basic package and I can't get an answer form them if it will shut the abs off on more expensive packages. I don't really want to upgrade to Ultimate right now especially if it still won't do what I want.

    Will a GS911 do it?

    Thanks
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  2. mitchapalooza

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    What bike? Will an abs fault cause it to fail inspection?
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  3. Dan Alexander

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    12RT-P 2009 should be the same as a 2009 GS and yes it will fail the inspection if the light is on
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  4. lewisjr1

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    That "Telltale Light" above the LCD Multifunction Display cannot be turned off. You'll have to paint or tape over it, or else fix the underlying issue.

    Is the cause known, or just the symptom?

    See pg. 29 of the Owners Manual, at least for an '09 GS.
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  5. Dan Alexander

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    I've heard the abs can be totally turned off and then the light will go out ... but not sure how it's done.

    Bike has sat a lot and one day upon starting it the light appeared, I think the brushes in the abs pump have seized up
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  6. lewisjr1

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    You've heard that from what source? Did they provide documentation or an example?

    You might try flushing the ABS unit. There's also an old thread about rapping lightly on the top and sides of the pump itself while activating the brakes vigorously. That "fix" is long odds, but maybe worth a shot.

    Biennial fluid flushes are recommended, but ten year old pumps can still go bad.
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  7. Dan Alexander

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    just some gab on the net ... can't seem find it again hence the post here ... will Motoscan or GS911 allow me to do it?
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  8. miker325

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    If the brush(es) is indeed seized in its holder(s), as is some times the case, there was an inmate here recently who took the wooden handle of a mallet and "tapped" the motor cover a few times in advance of what he thought was going to end up being a complete disassembly to replace the brush pack with one from a pre-2013 Ford Fiesta. Rapping on the housing did the trick and the stuck brush(es) freed themselves, extinguishing the light.

    Might not be a long term fix, and in your case it might not work at all, but given your upcoming inspection, I'd certainly give it a try and see what happens.
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    You can't turn it off in any way that the fault light doesn't show.
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    Can you get your hands some electrical tape and a pocket knife?
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    I'm not confident the inspectors will fall for covering the warning light.

    I'l try the tapping with a deadblow hammer but didn't want to get into removing all the tupperware and tank right now.

    There was a video of a guy who drilled a say 3/8 inch hole in the motor housing top and bottom and spraying maybe contact cleaner in on the brushes, compressed air to clear the dust and seal with silicone.

    Of course I can't find it again :baldy I need to learn to bookmark stuff I find
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    “Don’t believe everything you read on the internet”
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  13. Ken Oath

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    That model utilise's BN2000 so you will need to find someone conversant with NCSExpert to do what you ask.

    Gen 3 tools utilising BN2020 i.e Motoscan simply cannot.
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  14. Dan Alexander

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    attempting to translate :)

    'that model' means a GS911 working with BN2000

    Motoscan can't do it no matter what level I upgrade to.



    or ... 'that model' means the bike model with BN2000 and I need somebody with NCSExpert equipment

    https://ncs-expert.com/purchase
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    There is no aftermarket coder that will recode out the ABS.
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  16. Ken Oath

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    The 'model' referred to is the development code of K26 for that motorcycle.

    The software is NCSExpert which can code that motorcycle. The software operator will need SP Daten for K024 chassis.

    It would be best to find a local BMW vehicle specialist in your area that has knowledge of coding and programming as the BMW vehicle fraternity are more familiar with coding than the Motorrad community.
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  17. Dan Alexander

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    got it :thumb

    I'll ask my daughters boyfriend, he and his dad are into racing BMW cars so must know someone ... but will they have bike capability?
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  18. Ken Oath

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    The only issue is that the K26 has a round 10 pin diagnostic plug and it will require an adapter to the OBD K/DCAN cable.

    Most BMW vehicle enthusiasts will have plenty of different cables or can obtain one. K26 uses K-line which was introduced by BMW in 03/2007.

    The software has the capability for vehicle and motorcycle if the correct SP Daten is loaded.
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    Think of your insurance companies' reaction if you are ever involved in an accident and they get the feedback from the inspector ?. I think you may not want to hear it but sometimes it is better the devil you know.

    I am not sure why the ABS should be an inspection item as you can turn off the ABS on later BMWs so it is a selectable wish or need .. as long as you stop the engine with the handlebar grip switch then ABS will remain off on the next start. I use it the ABS OFF option all the time when on gravel but you can switch it OFF at any time and on any surface.
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