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2003 r1100sa ABS pump failure 2x

2003 r1100sa - ABS failure - pump bad 2x in 4,000 miles. Bike had low mileage from the first replacement at 23K. Now has 27K, although has been 6 years. What the heck is this !! Dealer wants $3500 for a new pump installed. Bike is not worth that to me, after the first pump install I do not want to put that kind of bucks into it. I asked if the dealer would do a by pass of the ABS, was told it would cost even more. Plenty of extras, motor runs strong. Original owner.

ABS lights read out low level in ABS pump. Dealer says fault readouts point to pump failure.

By pass? Part out? sell as is?

Anyone else have this issue?

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That's bad luck on the pump - no way it should fail that fast. Did you do regular flushes over the 6 years?

If you still like the bike, I'd do an ABSectomy. I've done two ('04s) and they're pretty easy - lot's of DIY help on the forum. Total cost would be for a set of new lines from Galfer or Spiegler for a couple hundred dollars.
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Remove it, there's great brakes under all that mush. Search the threads for ABS removal on your year bike as you'll have to leave the computer to run your brake light & speedometer. Fortunately I have A '99 & it is much simpler, only need to remove it & run lines from masters to wheel cylinders. It will also take a fair amount of weight away up high, I noticed it immediately on the first ride as the bike turned in quicker.
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Will have to search further. Dealer is telling me the inspection will not pass if removed as the bike came with iABS. I also have an iABS failure on my 2002 r1150rt, same iABS module. It is original and fluid was flushed two years ago. Both bikes, both have iABS pumps according to dealership. I did not do regular flushes on the r1100s replacement pump as ofter as I should have. I have read that the iABS units are a little more difficult then others to replace. You know anyone in the Philly area ?
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I would check before I believe the dealer about inspection. ABS was never required on bikes.
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I am sure that not ALL inspection locations would know, or even notice. Not a problem, was just mentioning they wanted nothing to do with removing my ABS unit. Asked directly. What is killing me is I have two bikes, both with ABS failure. This second one is unacceptable, would like to remove I guess.
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Tom Cutter . Rubber Chicken Racing. 25 mi. North of Philly. on I-95. One of the best Independent BMW Techs around. I would check with him. Maybe your I-ABS pump is still good. You mentioned somewhere it was low on fluid. They need regular service intervals. Also updated braided brake lines are a good idea. The I-ABS brake flush, pump included is quite a process for some. Also some BMW Dealerships. Don't want to mess with old bikes or are limited to servicing current models.
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Bypassing the iabs is not expensive. I did it on a k12rs with iabs (absIII) and it was easy. Not sure it's required to pass inspection. Although abs isn't required for all motorcycles it is standard equipment on that bike. Remember that the abs lights will continue to flash so you might have to do something about that for the inspection.
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Remember that the abs lights will continue to flash so you might have to do something about that for the inspection.
I remedied that by pulling the bulb
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Sounds good. Remember if you sell the bike put the bulb back in and disclose the non functional abs in the buy/sell. The attorneys here may say that alone won't eliminate one's liability. Dunno.
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Agreed - I'd never sell without full disclosure.
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