My wife Susi and I were beatin' it down the interstate from Richmond, VA to Asheville, NC last Friday when the ABS lights started flashing on her R1150R. We pulled off at the next exit, did a little looking, and could find no obvious problem. I called our home dealer, Morton's BMW, and they said it could be the power assist ABS pump, or the pump could be low on fluid. This sort of made sense since I went cheap on the last service and had it done at an independent, and I am now not sure they properly serviced the hydraulics. I rode it around the parking lot a couple of times, no flashing lights, and the brakes worked fine. We were still not comfortable, especially since we were headed for the hills. The Anonymous Book showed Carolina Euro a few miles down the road, so we called them, and they said bring it on over. Long story short, they replaced the battery, put rear brake pads on it, and did a full flush on the brake hydraulics. So far so good, we finished up our long weekend trip to Asheville with no further problems.
Big thanks to the folks at Carolina Euro. They took us right in, and got us back on the road in less than 3 hours. We made Asheville in time for happy hour, and the R performed flawlessly on both twisties and interstate. They saved our long weekend, even though it cost a bit more than we expected it to.