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1Back to top Go down   K1200 red warning light Empty K1200 red warning light on Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:04 am

ali2908

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I have bought a 2002 K1200 RS and everything has been fine till yesterday when the red warning triangle light came on. It is a constant light and all the other lights go out as they should, checked all the bulbs, as I don't have the riders handbook I can't figure out what it means,

Anybody able to help me?


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2Back to top Go down   K1200 red warning light Empty Re: K1200 red warning light on Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:26 am

RicK G

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Usually the constant light on means a blown bulb but as its a K1200 I really cant say for sure as it could mean the neuclear reactor is melting down. I had a hunt round and couldn't find a PDF version.


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3Back to top Go down   K1200 red warning light Empty Re: K1200 red warning light on Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:47 am

ali2908

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Rick thanks for that I thought bulbs as well but all bulbs are ok. Waiting for dealer to phone me back to see if they have any idea what it could be. Like yourself can't find the riders handbook anywhere to download or view.


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4Back to top Go down   K1200 red warning light Empty Re: K1200 red warning light on Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:11 am

ali2908

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changed the rear bulb brake/tail light, and the blooming thing works now!!!! the other bulb looked like it was working with both filaments but on closer inspection only one filament was working just got brighter when the brakes were applied. Happy now

Thanks for your help again.


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5Back to top Go down   K1200 red warning light Empty Re: K1200 red warning light on Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:27 am

charliebarnwell

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That is strange, I have to blip the brakes to turn off my red warning light, will go check the bulbs

    

6Back to top Go down   K1200 red warning light Empty Re: K1200 red warning light on Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:43 am

Avenger GT

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@charliebarnwell wrote:That is strange, I have to blip the brakes to turn off my red warning light, will go check the bulbs


That's normal.

    

7Back to top Go down   K1200 red warning light Empty Re: K1200 red warning light on Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:18 am

RicK G

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Not at all unusual at all the bulb may be on it's way out and the lillle test thingy in the bulb monitoring unit can figure it out before you even know it is loosing its intensity. They are smart arsed lillle buggers and sometimes you could just happily consign them to a dumpster.

The ABS on my now ex K100 was telling me there is something wrong and I reset it so it decided to nag me so I reset it and it nagged again so I did a test on it and it said the front wheel speed sensor was crook but I tested it and it was good but I eventually gave in and replaced the sensor and it was happy then. I never found anything wrong with it.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

8Back to top Go down   K1200 red warning light Empty Re: K1200 red warning light on Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:28 pm

MikeP

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Like the 4-valve Boxers of that era, the bike uses the remaining filament for both functions as a temporary fix until you replace the bulb.

    

9Back to top Go down   K1200 red warning light Empty Re: K1200 red warning light on Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:51 am

Lazyboy

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Hi Ali2908, All I know about electrical problems is that they can drive you crazy.  However I have a few friends in S.A who ride a K 1200 and like us K100 riders who should never neglect spline lube, they tell me that the ABS unit on K1200GT are very sensitive to old /dirty Brake Fluid and the service / fluid change on them must not be neglected as the ABS Pump does not come cheap.  Enjoy your K1200, I think they are great bikes.

Lazyboy.


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