You know that feeling that when you buy a bike 2nd-hand there are bound to be some problems lurking.
Well sure enough I ignored the warning signs when I was test riding this 1200 S Sport and it gave problems switching between modes.
I bought it anyway...........but it was a great price so that outweighed those nagging voices in the back of my head.
When switching modes I would have to hit the reset button to remove the ABS & DTC errors. But after researching this problem on the forums it turns out to be a classic ABS sensor issue.
I spent a fruit couple of hours yesterday checking the ABS sensor leads for damage.
On the front, where the cable from the ABS sensor connects into the main wiring loom up behind the headlight, the wires were doubled back and cable tied. Very tightly.
I cut the cable tie and disconnected the connectors, and sure enough the cable connector on the loom side just fell on the floor.
The cable tie had been cutting into the very fine wires and causing the ABS sensor to fail intermittently.
I was left with a very short section of cable to work with that was tucked up in a very restricted space behind the instruments...............so I pulled the front end apart to get to the wires. Lots of screws but a damn site easier to pull apart then my CBR1000rr.
Luckily my neighbour is a retired electrician so he is good at fixing wires.
He soldered extra lengths of wire onto the broken ends (that go into the main wiring) and soldered the broken connector back on.
Put her back together, started her up, and voila.........no more errors.
After a short ride switching modes on the fly I rewarded myself (and Colin the neighbour) with a cold beer.
Next job is to fit some heated grips.