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ABS light blinking at idle

My ABS light is blinking at idle, but goes out once I start to drive. What do you think this is?

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    Dick May 11, 2010

    My first swag would be your speed sensor is vibrating, making the ABS think the bike is in motion but the computer saying it isn't is confusing the ABS. What have you done so far to investigate the problem?

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It's supposed to blink until you drive off for first time after starting the bike, it's a safety measure to ensure that the system is ok (it makes sure you know that it is there!) . If it keeps on flashing while you're riding you have a problem, but if the light goes out at about 5mph the ABS is fine.You can still ride it if the lights are flashing, you'll just not have ABS, just "normal" brakes

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