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I have ridden motorcycles for 40 years and the first 36 of them were bikes
without ABS, mostly BMW's.
I never had a problem, so if the problem is the ABS controller at $1500 I
will go back to ridding without ABS as I do when it faults.


Old age and cunning will triumph over youth and enthusiasm everytime.

Jack Holloway      MOA #64755        Ham Call    KB4PVC
Leesburg, FL
2000 R1100 RT

- -----Original Message-----
From: owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
Steve Elkins
Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 13:14
To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: ABS

My '00 R1100RT had the same symptoms with the ABS, it was the ABS
controller.  I was under warranty and had it replaced by the dealer.  It is
an expensive part, ~$1500.


  At 04:08 PM 1/11/05 -0500, you wrote:
>I need some help or ideas on my ABS problem.
>I have a 2000 R1100RT. I has a new battery from BMW, new pads on the rear
>and the wheel sensors are set at 48mm, both front and rear. The bike has
>22600 miles on it.
>There is no pattern to when it will fault. I can reset the ABS and drive
>the yard and it will fault or I can ride 1-3 miles with some stops and then
>riding off from a stop it will fault.
>It makes the normal sound they make at start off from start to ride off,
>when it faults there is a heavy thud sound.
>If someone out there in the land of BMW please can help I would appreciate
>Old age and cunning will triumph over youth and enthusiasm everytime.
>Jack Holloway      MOA #64755        Ham Call    KB4PVC
>Leesburg, FL
>2000 R1100 RT

Steve Elkins
QSS Group Inc.
NASA Ames Research Center