K-ACT ABS (Equipped Models)
The K-ACT ABS indicator light (LED) [A] may light if the
tire pressure is incorrect, a non-recommended tire is in-
stalled, or the wheel is deformed. If the indicator light
lights, remedy the problem and clear the service code.
Use of non-recommended tires may cause malfunc-
tioning of K-ACT ABS and can lead to extended
braking distance resulting in an accident causing
serious injury or death. Always use recommended
standard tires for this motorcycle.
The K-ACT ABS indicator light (LED) may come on if the
engine is run with the motorcycle on its stand and the
transmission in gear. If the indicator light comes on, just
turn the ignition switch OFF, then clear service code 42,
which indicates a "Faulty front wheel rotation sensor".
When the K-ACT ABS operates, the K-ACT ABS makes
noise and the rider feels the reaction force on the brake
lever and brake pedal. This is a normal condition. It in-
forms the rider that the K-ACT ABS is operating normally.
Service codes detected once by the K-ACT ABS hydraulic
unit will be memorized in the K-ACT ABS hydraulic unit.
Therefore, after maintenance work is finished, be sure to
erase the service codes. Do not erase the service codes
during troubleshooting. Wait until all the checks and re-
pair work are finished to prevent duplication of previous
service codes and unnecessary maintenance work.
Before delivering the motorcycle to the customer, be
sure to erase any service codes which might be stored in
the K-ACT ABS hydraulic unit. Using the self-diagnosis
feature, make sure that only start code 12 is shown. A
fully charged battery is a must for conducting reliable
self-diagnosis. Test run the motorcycle at a speed of
more than 20 km/h (12 mph) to see that the K-ACT ABS
indicator light (LED) does not come on. Finally, test run
the motorcycle at a speed of more than 30 km/h (20
mph) and brake suddenly to see that the motorcycle
stops without loss of steering control and the K-ACT ABS
operates normally (The reaction force generated is felt
in the brake lever and pedal.). This completes the final