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  1. F650 Single Discussion
    I've ridden a few motorcycles all WITHOUT ABS, braking is smooth. Whenever I brake with the BMW the front wheel 'judders / stutters'. Is this normal? I recently had new disc installed with new pads and had BMW bleed the brake fluid (something to do with telling the ECU it's going to get it's...
  2. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi All, Recently had a new rear tyre fitted, and drove away fine. However next day ABS light was on and the speedo didnt work... I ingeniously discovered, that if you stall it, all seems well and the light goes off and speedo works. Which leads me to think is this just a case of resetting...
  3. F650 Single Discussion
    Hello, I recently purchased an F650GS 2007 model second hand. I have noticed that the ABS warning light (idiot light I believe some people call it) never comes on. When the ignition is turned on, the light is meant to light up during the 'checks' of the bike. I have checked the bulb, it is not...
  4. F650 Single Discussion
    Has anyone ever removed the ABS from a Dakar. Its looking like i may have to overhaul my rear master cylinder resulting in breakfluid loss from the abs unit. Its due a change anyway but i really dont want to pay bmw prices to blead a system i could well due without. i believe the speedo is...
  5. Sale - Wanted - Swap (UK Only)
    F650 gs abs, 2003, £1950 SOLD, SOLD For sale, 1 previous owner, service history, 31,000 miles, black, bmw top case, heated grips, abs, main stand, engine bars protectors, good condition, £1950 no offers. pictures in my profile, steve
  6. F650 Single Discussion
    Does my bike have ABS, it has wheel sensor rings and sensors but no switch on the cross bar , it also has a pipe block above the starter. There is also a disconected wiring loom under the seat which is partialy aftermarket from when it was a Police bike but some of the loom / plugs are original...
  7. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi Guys Just noticed something on my 04 gs two spark, the rear seems to have to sensor and sensor plate for abs but there is non on the front. I dont have a abs light on dash either. Is this normal or do you think a past owner has removed the abs.
  8. F650 Single Discussion
    I aM having trouble with the ABS on my 2007 F650 Dakar. It seems that when I go to shut it off the light flashes like it is turning off then it just quits flashing. I tried it sevaral times over the past few days all with the same outcome (ABS will not shut off) It was working fine two weeks...
  9. F650 Single Discussion
    Hello I suspect from the sponginess and colour of the fluid that my bike is still on the original brake fluid - or at least, very old fluid. It is a 2001 F650GS. I want to bleed the brakes to ge tth enew fluid in and I'm comfortable enough with what to do on "normal" brakes. Can anyone...
  10. F650 Twin Discussion (including F700 and F800)
    Hi guys, anyone else experienced this ?!! Grabbing the brake for quick stop (ie some muppet pulls out in front of you) has on the odd occasion given me the feeling the brakes werent full on. Having experienced this a couple of times it appeared to be combined with hitting pothole etc. Taken...
  11. F650 Single Discussion
    Hello! The electrical cable that leads up to the ABS switch on the handlebars has snapped (looks like the tip needs to be soldered back). Is this hazardous and does it need to be looked at urgently? Or can I wait until the next trip to the garage? I never use the abs switch anyway. cheers :)
  12. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi, in my seemingly never ending quest for a GS i have found one i like the look of, but there is a question mark hanging over it for me.. It appears that it has ABS, but only at the back.. Now im guessing that BMW didnt make them like this - im not familier with the systems on these, so i...
  13. F650 Single Discussion
    Hello Chaps! I've just got home after a spin. While I was out riding, my ABS warning light came on. I stopped the bike, flicked the abs switch a few times and restarted the engine. No abs light (phew!), a few moments later while riding it came on again. Last week I took a 150ml ride with no...
  14. F650 Single Discussion
    Hello everyone May the Wilbur be with you! Once the snow cleared I was on the F in a jiffy. Just made some essential checks before the ride to work the night before and all seemed ok. I had been off the saddle for a month and covered the bike snug against my bush on the pavement. God only knows...
  15. F650 Single Discussion
    My GS has been off road stored in my heated garage for the last 3 years without use, as I have another road bike which I have been using. I just went to MOT the bike and it failed on a warped disc , (the bike has only done 7900 miles from new) and has never been off road! Does anyone know if...
  16. Sale - Wanted - Swap (UK Only)
    FS. 2005 05 plate F650cs ABS 17000mls seviced by astle bmw.2 owners from new. bodywork good,engine cases with the usual flaking. good tyres new cush drive rubbers. 12 months test 1 month tax.scratch on seat cover but not cut through. £2300. call chris 07930 500431
  17. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi chaps, I've acquired second hand Dakar 2004 ;) I have a question on how to disable ABS. When the engine is off and I turn the ignition key, the ABS led on the dashboard lights on, then I start the engine and the led is off, so I think it means ABS is ready to work. Is it correct ? I have a...
  18. F650 Single Discussion
    I am looking for the electronic unit that controls the abs - I have a complete 2004 Dakar in pieces, with ABS fitted, and i cannot work it out from the MAX fiches etc. Is it controlled by the main Control Unit BMSC? I have identified the Pressure Modulator ABS. Thanks Simon
  19. F650 Single Discussion
    During a very heavy 3 days off road (www.sibirskyextreme.com ) the speedo and oddometer stopped working and the ABS light remains on. Sometimes it clears, but only for a short period, after switching off and restarting. I have thoroughly cleaned and dried the bike, particularly ABS sensors...
  20. F650 Single Discussion
    I know its probably a personal thing but....is the ABS REALLY a good thing on the F650GS. If posed with buying either a 2005, 8k with NO ABS and a 2007 14k WITH ABS what would you chose ?
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