Wednesday, June 08, 2011

ABS problem solved (I hope)

roots I’m enjoying a rare White Castle lunch along I-55 in Cape Girardeau, Mo. after getting my ABS warning light issue sorted out at Grass Roots BMW Motorcycles.
It appears my original guess/diagnosis was right – the tech did not put enough brake fluid in the rear brake reservoir when he installed new rear brake pads during a 12,000-mile service a few weeks ago. They found no leaks in the brake lines and no other cause for the warning light sequence which, according to the rider’s manual, signals low brake fluid.
So the lights are dark and I’m out of there without having to spend any more money.
I was also supposed to pick up a part for BMW friend Charlie but, of course, it had not arrived yet.
illmobridge I decided to make this a three-state ride by taking the bridge over the still-swollen Mississippi River to East Cape Girardeau, Ill. and back.
Then I let Garmin lead me to the White Castle where I got my usual order of 5 cheeseburgers and a large Diet Coke.
schlossweiss It’s only about 11:30 a.m., so the serious heat of the day isn’t upon us yet. I must be off.

1 comment:

Rich said...


John John John.

It flummoxes me to describe the confliction that overwhelms me as I imagine your reluctance to top off your own brake fluid.

Is there no Zen in your toolbox?