View Full Version : K1100 ABS question

09-04-2003, 11:39 PM
Picture this... the bike is a 1996 K1100RS, it has ABS II.

If you have one of these (or anything with ABS II) you know that when you start moving under power, the ABS "cycles" by making a couple of distinct mechanical sounds. You know, a hasty clunk, clunk.

My understanding is that this should only happen after initial startup and takeoff. Right?

My bike sometimes does it several times at low speed takeoffs, long after the bike has been running and without shutting it off.

I am trying to figure out what is causing this. Any suggestions?

*** This is what I think it is. The ABS control is sensitive to voltage change and for a brief moment when the clutch is being released at takeoff, the mechanical sound reappears. This doesn't happen every time.... just frequent enough. Would replacing the battery with a fresh one fix the issue?

Enquiring minds want to know.

Thank you for your input.


Mike Barnett
09-28-2003, 11:24 AM
My 94 K1100LT does the same thing. Have you found out anything on this?

09-28-2003, 07:01 PM
Hi Mike.

As it turns out, this is a characteristic of the beast and is usually caused by a voltage variance.

Apparently it is not a problem. It is one of those things that we acknowlegde and get on with other things.