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Old 01-28-2018, 03:28 AM
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Removal of ABS unit K1200RS 1999

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I want to remove the ABS unit in my K1200rs 1999. Removal and bi-passing the unit is the easy part. does anyone have a wiring diagram of how to bi-pass the electronics. I believe there will be issues with brake lights and such not working. Found a video on tube but not much information on the wiring side of things.
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Re: Removal of ABS unit K1200RS 1999

There are threads on this. And by-pass plates from European vendors, one Dutch and the other German. As much as I can remember reading threads, you need to keep the electronics for your speedo. And possibly other functions.
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Re: Removal of ABS unit K1200RS 1999

From what I understand, you need to keep the circuit board and elec. connection intact. The RS runs the brake light off the servo unit, so you need to keep the board, if not the ABS pumps. Then everything will work, except you will be stuck with a constant "ABS" warning light. Some just put a piece of black tape over it! Good luck.

Here is one of the euro by-pass plates site: https://rhelectronics.de/de/neu-und-...-life-kit-am0/

Not a cheap part, but looks like a well thought out "plug and play" solution.
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Re: Removal of ABS unit K1200RS 1999

99? So not servo- iABS.ABSII.

The by-pass plate applies to the iABS to keep the brake light and speedo function.Earlier models such as the OP's run the speedo with a separate sensor mounted on the final drive.iABS uses the ABS sensor for both the speedo and ABS function so the electronics have to remain in place.

And brake light.Switches on the iABS are reversed.Normally closed.I am pretty sure the OP's brake switches are normal switches as in "normally open".Will make wiring a functioning brake light a lot easier if needed.

So.....look at other models of the same vintage for clues,anything equipped with ABSII.Not iABS.

Here is a start:
https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...S-from-R1100GS
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Re: Removal of ABS unit K1200RS 1999

Yes, I didn't pick up on the fact that it pre-dates the servo brake bikes. Just so used to people having trouble with them I made the wrong assumption. Doesn't Module Masters in Idaho have a reasonalble rebuild for the earlier ABS modules?
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Re: Removal of ABS unit K1200RS 1999

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Yes, I didn't pick up on the fact that it pre-dates the servo brake bikes. Just so used to people having trouble with them I made the wrong assumption. Doesn't Module Masters in Idaho have a reasonalble rebuild for the earlier ABS modules?

Yes - apparently $350,

https://modulemaster.com/rebuilds/wp...167&syear=8287
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