2005 R1200GS ABS modulator

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Re: 2005 R1200GS ABS modulator

Postby Mike D » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:45 am

A photo of what is fitted will soon tell us which version it is.

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Re: 2005 R1200GS ABS modulator

Postby P-K » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:59 am

r75boxer said :-
So, according to the mechanic, who took the bike out for a good run, the 1150s have a different setup that result in only 60% braking (so-called residual braking) when the ABS fails. The 1200s revert to non-ABS too but with 100% braking.
My experience of the "Residual Braking" is that it's nearer 6% not 60%
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Re: 2005 R1200GS ABS modulator

Postby r75boxer » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:21 pm

Unfortunately all I can do is obtain the VIN. The GS is in Vancouver and I'm in Saskatchewan.

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Re: 2005 R1200GS ABS modulator

Postby r75boxer » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:08 pm

Hello all. I got the VIN and had a local BMW dealer find out whether the 1st or 2nd generation ABS was fitted to the GS. Well, it's the first generation. A new part (gasp) is $4200 (taxes in) CDN! Clearly out of the question. So, the deal is dead. Thanks for all your help.

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Re: 2005 R1200GS ABS modulator

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:29 am

Hi Kevin,

A 'servectomy' (ABS removal) would take care of the brakes for around £GB 400 (dealer charges) and you wouldn't have to worry about the brakes ever again.

If you liked the bike you might ask the dealer if he would carry out the servectomy for free before you bought it.
Very many of these 1st Generation iABS (iABS-1) have had this work done and the owners are reputed to be very happy with the brakes afterwards.
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Re: 2005 R1200GS ABS modulator

Postby r75boxer » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:30 am

I did consider that but to bring the GS to Saskatchewan from British Columbia would require a complete safety. According to the local authorities they pay particular attention to modifications and may not take kindly to it not having ABS as it did when it left the factory. Not sure whether I want to take the chance.

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Re: 2005 R1200GS ABS modulator

Postby dbick1@hotmail.com » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:07 am

i'm trying to decide what to do with my '05 R1200GS. My dealer says the front Servo ??? is out. I can't feather the brake. It will lock up in a heartbeat. i dropped the bike three times on he way to Des Moines and beyond. Dealer says $2800 for a type 1, un-rebuildable module. Module masters says they can rebuild, in the future. everything I read says the brakes work poorly (read dangerous) without the ABS. Has anyone found a workaround? seems to be law suit time for such a shitty set up. Who is struggling with the same problem?

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Re: 2005 R1200GS ABS modulator

Postby Jaythro » Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:56 pm

i'm trying to decide what to do with my '05 R1200GS. My dealer says the front Servo ??? is out. I can't feather the brake. It will lock up in a heartbeat. i dropped the bike three times on he way to Des Moines and beyond. Dealer says $2800 for a type 1, un-rebuildable module. Module masters says they can rebuild, in the future. everything I read says the brakes work poorly (read dangerous) without the ABS. Has anyone found a workaround? seems to be law suit time for such a shitty set up. Who is struggling with the same problem?

Not to be Blunt BUt you have just joined the 10s of thousands who have had this problem!!

Don;t bother with litigation JUST PULL THE SERVO UNIT OUT re-pipe as per a normal bike, bleed brakes ( I recommend ferodo platinum for a better feel to the rear brake but that is my choice)

Keep the ABS brain to fit back in the loom to work the speedo and brake lights etc and cover up the annoying flashing lights and you have a bike you can ride

If you do decide to get involved in litigation ....??? Did you follow the recommended brake fluid change regime as laid out in the service book

I don;t think there can be many more folks on the planet who can say that they have

I do all the fluid circuits on my 1200GS every year
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