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post #1 of 58 Old 04-19-2019, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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HELP! ABS module is dead

I can't depress my rear brake pedal. I had the bike towed to the dealer and they said I need a hydraulic assembly unit 55610-11j01. The they said they could not order it, and it would have cost $1900 for the part and $400 for the installation! Is it worth it to save my beloved V-Strom 650a? I found one on Ebay but it still costs over $1900, and it would take a month to ship it to me. Any ideas where I could get a good used unit? Thanks, bros.
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If the ABS fails, you should simply have normal, non abs brakes. Unable to depress the brake pedal means something is stuck, maybe the lever, maybe the pistons in the caliper.

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What Loco said. if it's frozen up, rear brake only, you could bypass the ABS and run a new line from the rear master cylinder to the brake unit. Just like a non-abs bike.
Abs is nice but it's not the end of the world if it doesn't work.
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HELP! ABS module is dead

I can't depress my rear brake pedal, but my front brakes work fine. Dealer says it's a 55610-11J01 hydraulic assembly unit, which costs $1900., and they would want $400. to install it. Between a rock and a hard place. Any ideas where to get a used, working unit? Or a new one that's not $1900! I hate to trash my beloved 2012 DL650a over a brake module. Thanks, bros!

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Did you ever change the brake fluid?

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There have been reports that exercising the ABS may make it to work again: One method that may bring it back is by trying to activate the ABS system by repeatedly (many times) activating the ABS intervention. Best done on a grassy surface or slippery gravel surface and braking aggressively so the wheel(s) want to block. If the front ABS is still working properly, it will not block but get the ABS valves actuated. If you'r lucky it may dislodge whatever is blocking the rear circuit.

I do a brake fluid change. Then go out and find some slippery surfaces and make multiple runs and brake hard to activate the ABS (front and rear). That way I am sure that the old fluid is flushed out of the ABS unit. Then I go back and change the fluids again.
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Something sounds fishy with the dealers explanation. ABS is there to prevent wheel lock-up not to prevent the brakes from working.

When was your last fluid flush? Is it clear or does it look tea colored? If its not clear then flush it with a fresh bottle of dot-4 front and rear. The tea coloring means it has attracted moisture which can be hellish on the ABS system.

You should cycle the ABS pump regularly in a controlled situation by applying the brakes on a slippery surface allowing the ABS to activate. This allows the ABS system to cycle, inducing fresh clean fluid to prevent corrosion on the internal components.

Don't give up on the old ABS until you have confirmed that the problem isn't something simple like a blown fuse or that basic maintenance might solve.

Keep us posted on your progress.
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I just said the same thing as blaustrom in your other post.
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I just said the same thing as blaustrom in your other post.
I will try this method! and, no....I did not ever change the brake fluid.

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OP I feel bad for you but I also sit back and think about all the DL owners bashing BMW for being expensive to repair.
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Threads merged. Don't post the same question in multiple areas.

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