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Juan

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Some time ago I started the S10 on the centre stand. The ABS light came on as expected but it cleared after a short distance riding. All well and good. I now notice that whenever I start the bike (on the side stand) all the warning lights go off after cranking except the ABS (and Neutral of course). The ABS does go out as soon as I start riding. But I expect it to go off with the other warning lights after cranking and not wait until the wheels start moving. Is this correct? Any insight into the matter would be most appreciated.
 

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From the Owner's Manual

'In normal operation, the ABS warning light comes on when the key is turned ''ON'', and goes off after travelling at a speed of 10km/h (6mi/h) or higher'

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MIKE R said:
From the Owner' Manual

'In normal operation, the ABS warning light comes on when the key is turned ''ON'', and goes off after travelling at a speed of 10km/h (6mi/h) or higher'

Mike
::026:: What he said. ::002::
 

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Thank you Mike.
Thank you Dirtsailor.
Must have missed that part of the Manual.
 

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Came across this and noted the following anomally....

I have had to change my ABS pump following a failure.

I have one of the earliest bikes, June 2010, and normally my ABS light went off after a few seconds with the other idiot lights.

Since changing the ABS pump, the light now goes off only after riding a few yards. I thought I had a problem and on reading the above red comments, checked my 2010 users manual and also a 2013 users manual. I noted they are different:

2010:The electrical circuit of the warning light can be checked by turning the key to “ON”. The warning light should come on for a few seconds, and then go off.

2013:In normal operation, the ABS warning light comes on when the key is turned "ON", and goes off after travelling at a speed of 10 km/h (6mi/h) or higher.
 

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As other said, the ABS light goes off as soon as you start riding. On earlier models, I believe 2012 and earlier, the ABS goes off with the other warning lights (while still at a standstill).
 

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Which prompts a question Ray - when the pump fails, is the bike still rideable i.e. the brakes still work, just with no ABS?


Old Git Ray said:
Came across this and noted the following anomally....

I have had to change my ABS pump following a failure.
 

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Juan said:
As other said, the ABS light goes off as soon as you start riding. On earlier models, I believe 2012 and earlier, the ABS goes off with the other warning lights (while still at a standstill).
I have a '12 and was wondering what this whole "while under 6mph" stuff was. Yeah, on mine, when the key is turned, all the lights go on and all turn off except for the oil one which turns off once ignition is fired up.
 

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dcstrom said:
Which prompts a question Ray - when the pump fails, is the bike still rideable i.e. the brakes still work, just with no ABS?
My ABS unit failed a few years ago on the way the Colorado and i ended up with front brakes only.. Not good.
 

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dcstrom said:
Which prompts a question Ray - when the pump fails, is the bike still rideable i.e. the brakes still work, just with no ABS?
Sounds like I had the same problem as "Limey" above.

Mine failed following a strip down after a long trip. Although I did not change or remove any brake parts, I did change the fluid. One day whilst out on a run I noticed my back brake pedal getting lower till eventually I had no back brake. I re-bled and removal of mysterious bubbles cured it. Then the same thing happened again..... and again..... and again steadilly getting worse.

I changed both master cylinder innards and all calipers seals. All to no avail. I could not figure out where that air was getting in and a request to Yamaha UK for help resulted in the big finger.

I eventually bit the bullet and bought a used ABS unit. ( A new one is £1749 in the UK)..... result: Instant cure :)

All this time the ABS on the front brake worked fine but it was difficullt to tell if the rear caliper was being used by the UBS.

So to answer your question: Yes the bike is still useable with the ABS failure that I had. Also the manual staes that in the event of an elecrical ABS failure, the brakes revert to conventional types.
 

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Engine/ABS lights on

This may have been discussed on one of the previous umpteen threads, but thought I'd toss it in for anyone else who encounters his situation.....was going to change the final drive oil today and decided to circulate/warm up the oil a bit before draining. Rather than going for a short ride, I started the bike on the centerstand and dropped it into gear...first, then up to third. Let it run about 5 minutes, dropped her into neutral and noticed the check engine light was on. Tapped the brake to stop the wheel from spinning and the ABS light came on. Turned the engine off (completely), then turned the key back on, started the bike, and both lights remained on. Went for a very short ride (down the alley, U-turn and back to the garage)...once I used the brakes, the ABS light went off and after about 25 yards, the engine light went off. I'd remembered this happening previously when I'd put the bike into gear on the centerstand, but couldn't remember how I cycled the lights off. A brief ride cures everything. BTW, I used Valvoline Syntech 75w-90. Had a bottle of Mobil 1 75w-140 but didn't think the rear diff gets hot enough to get things flowing as easily.
 

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