ABS light is flashing when ign is turned on


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wing3393
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ABS light is flashing when ign is turned on

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Anyone have this problem
The battery voltage is OK
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Pam
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Re: ABS light is flashing when ign is turned on

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Welcome. Any front end work, The sensor could be out of alignment or dirty. Count the long and short pulses of the light to identify a code. I am by no means an authority on this but it is some where to start

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Re: ABS light is flashing when ign is turned on

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Is this not part of the self test when you first power on the bike? Does the flashing stop after a few seconds? 8-)
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Re: ABS light is flashing when ign is turned on

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I know my ABS light comes on at start up and stays on until about 6mph, I can't recall if it flashes or not. I fit wasn't so dam cold I would go out and turn the key to check.

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Re: ABS light is flashing when ign is turned on

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When the ABS control unit detects a problem, it stops the ABS function and switches back to the conventional brake operation, and the ABS indicator blinks or it stays on.
You will have to get a service manual and check section 16 for the diagnosis process for the ABS brake system.
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Dan Kim
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Re: ABS light is flashing when ign is turned on

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I ride VFR 1200 with ABS, had the same problem as you. The ABS lights would turn off after 5 MPH. I went out last week and my battery was completely dead, although the battery read 12.6 volts and bright headlight, when I hit the starter button all heard is the starter motor. Load tested the battery and was only putting out 110 CCA, replaced the 6 year old battery and everything back to normal. My ABS lights no longer flashes after replacing it with the same Yuasa battery.
I would suggest load testing the battery.



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