2001 GL1800 w/abs


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2001 GL1800 w/abs

Postby paulhep » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:24 pm



I own a GL1800 that deffinetly has ABS, with the exception of no ABS light in the display, other postings suggest it should be next to the F1 red light, mine does not have this ABS light, I have pulled the 30 amp fuses and still nothing really happens, when i put the bottom one back in with the ignition on there is something happening in the engine area for a second and then quite, any others out there with no light??

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Re: 2001 GL1800 w/abs

Postby Fatwing Chris » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:21 pm

Welcome from Ontario.
What makes you think it is an ABS bike?Can't see it being ABS without the light unless someone swapped out the guages/indicators with a non-ABS model if that's even possible..Is there a toothed wheel on the right front rotor?
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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Re: 2001 GL1800 w/abs

Postby paulhep » Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:30 pm

Thanks for the reply,
Yes it does have the toothed wheel front and rear wheel complete with sensors, and on top of the engine there is the ABS units present, I very much doubt the dash/display has been changed from new, it is bit of a mystery right now, not sure how to check if the ABS unit is working other than actually locking the rear wheel perhaps while riding.
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Re: 2001 GL1800 w/abs

Postby Fatwing Chris » Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:05 am

OK then there has to be a warning indicator.There has to be a way of letting you know that there is a problem with the system and it isn't working(before you need it).It's a liability thing.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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Re: 2001 GL1800 w/abs

Postby paulhep » Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:47 am

Yep I agree, I'm going to go a little deeper today, I will pull the dash, and check the wiring schematic, as to get to the bottom of this very recent observation, I have ridden this bike for nearly two years now, will let you know what I find.
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Re: 2001 GL1800 w/abs

Postby paulhep » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:00 pm

Power and ground are good on the blue connector on the display, as per ABS diagnostic flow chart, just got to get access to the ABS controller at the back now, for a continuity check, not a fun job as my bike has an extended range fuel tank attached to the back of the fender on the tow hitch assembly. if that checks out, I guess its a new display, it still bothers me that I cannot see any sign of an ABS warning light, I can see every other, illuminated or not.

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Re: 2001 GL1800 w/abs

Postby PastoT » Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:02 pm

On a 2001 it wouldn't surprise me much if the actual light bulb for the ABS indicator has burnt out. I have an 02 and had to replace two radio back lighting bulbs last year. I'd bet lunch that you could test it by swapping the F1 and ABS bulbs. I really don't think they used LEDs in the display, our bike's are too much like a cage in construction to use LEDs back then! It would sure be an easier check then testing the entire ABS system.
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Re: 2001 GL1800 w/abs

Postby paulhep » Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:07 pm

Could I clarify, if you have GL1800A especially a 2001 can you see the ABS light in the display even though it is not illuminated, obviously it will not be really clear but still visible, just like the F1 light.
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Re: 2001 GL1800 w/abs

Postby Sagebrush » Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:05 pm

My wife has an '01 ABS trike. When you first turn it on the ABS lamp should illuminate. After you roll the bike forward or backward a short distance the ABS controller "sees" the pulsed from the front and rear, when it does it will extinguish the light and a very audible clunk or click from a relay will be heard and the ABS system will be enabled. Are you hearing the "clunk"?

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Re: 2001 GL1800 w/abs

Postby Fatwing Chris » Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:31 pm

Here's a pic of where the light is on my 04 and you can definitely see it when it's not illuminated.On the right hand side(red light).


If you aren't the original owner and there is no light at all then I would have to assume that the dash has been changed out.
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Re: 2001 GL1800 w/abs

Postby paulhep » Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:18 pm

Thank you very much for your assistance, I do not have the ABS light, I have to assume as you suggest the display has been replaced, I think a new display is $800 bucks or more, but I guess that is what it is going to get, I will check with the previous owner to see if he can remember as to why it was changed.
Thanks once again for all your help

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Re: 2001 GL1800 w/abs

Postby paulhep » Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:50 pm

Sagebrush, yes there is a cycling of the modulators.

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