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ABS on 12GS is gone

In Zacatecas. Bike tipped over and abs is gone. too heavy to drive very far. cant make creel like this.

Any advice on how to solve or where to go.

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Lack of ABS does not prevent the bike from being ridden. just means that for whatever reason, the ABS is nor working.

Does the servo system still work? This is far more important as if not, you'll only have 40% residual braking?
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Make sure the handguard is not fouling the brake lever, otherwise the servo stops working.

Otherwise, if you can't get it working, checkout http://www.bmw.com.mx. These seem to be closest BMW bike dealers

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Having been down that road myself, the dropping and handguard fouling the brake lever ploy, I found a new method of screwing up the ABS and servo. Spend a few hours riding through bouncy sticky mud on the Carraterra Austral then you can jam the micro switch on the foot brake. Problem resolved by using the very expensive BMW tool roll screwdriver as a mud pick. Enjoy Creel and buy litre bottles of in the campsite shop and drink them on the veranda, its a lot cheaper than the bar and think of me whilst you do it, here in Jordan its Ramadan, ride safe, Mike.
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