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Offline KiwiBruce

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Dirty Sensors
on: October 08, 2019, 11:53:37 PM
Hi All,
 I have a question regarding cleaning
 the sensors down by the brakes that control the ABS and KTRC system.
Went for a ride in the mountains last month. The KTRC, ABS and check engine fault lights came on and the power and traction control indicators started blinking.
Not being familiar with it, I took it into the dealer who cleaned it with a rag, told me to go for a 5 mile ride and recheck it. Sure enough it worked. Turned it off, turned it back on and everything returned to normal. :763:
Happened to me again last weekend. Tried to clean it myself. Real tight to get in there. rode it for 5 miles, rechecked, repeated a couple of times and still showing the fault.
Anyone else experience this and have any ideas on an easy fix?

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Re: Dirty Sensors
Reply #1 on: October 09, 2019, 10:29:47 AM
I've never had that problem.  What do you use to clean it with?  There is a thread on how to re-set the codes

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Re: Dirty Sensors
Reply #2 on: October 09, 2019, 10:52:53 AM
Sometimes you have to ride it a few times before it resets itself.

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Re: Dirty Sensors
Reply #3 on: October 09, 2019, 08:48:15 PM
*Originally Posted by Floydsz1 [+]
Sometimes you have to ride it a few times before it resets itself.

Thanks
I will take it out in the next couple of days and see if that happens

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Re: Dirty Sensors
Reply #4 on: October 09, 2019, 08:55:14 PM
*Originally Posted by TallyRex [+]
I've never had that problem.  What do you use to clean it with?  There is a thread on how to re-set the codes
I had all sorts of problems getting a rag between the sensor and the brake rotor so I ended up cutting a really thin piece of hard plastic in the shape of a feeler gauge, wrapped a piece of bed sheet around it and slid that back and forth hoping it would do the trick.
Once I test the reset again as suggested, and if that works I will keep it on the bike for when it happens again.
The dealer said that it's not that unusual to happen if you ride on dusty surfaces.

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Re: Dirty Sensors
Reply #5 on: October 14, 2019, 08:50:21 PM
*Originally Posted by Floydsz1 [+]
Sometimes you have to ride it a few times before it resets itself.

Thanks for the tip. After 5 stops and starts on a ride yesterday the sensor reset, so I'm good to go till next time. :763:

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Re: Dirty Sensors
Reply #6 on: October 14, 2019, 09:52:59 PM
 :152: hopefully that's it sorted.