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    Need information on wiring near inlet air temperature sensor?

    2007 BMW K1200GT 13,000 mi In the upper right inside of the radiator air duct there is the Outside Air Temperature Sensor. Several inches right behind it, attached to the duct, there is a small electrical junction with two wires entering the back and two wires exiting the front that are stripped and connected together.... I can find no pictures or schematic that show it.. Just what is that for?? (just a curious newbie)

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    Welcome to the forum! Can't help much with your question...I tried some online fiche sites, but really didn't find anything. You probably need to find an electrical diagram and do some wire tracing. Do you have any shop manuals for the bike?
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    It may be the connection for the front brake wear sensor. Not an uncommon thing for owners to bypass that by joining the wires together. This is usually done to allow the use of the less costly pads without the wear sensor.
    Ed Miller, Calgary, AB
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    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by mcmxcivrs View Post
    It may be the connection for the front brake wear sensor. Not an uncommon thing for owners to bypass that by joining the wires together. This is usually done to allow the use of the less costly pads without the wear sensor.
    Thanks for the reply. The brake pad sensor seems to make sense. BMW tech didn't know....but then again, it's NEW YEARS eve!!

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    Is there an electrical sensor for this? From the fiche for the front brake, they mention a wear indicator. But it appears to be essentially a piece of metal turned on edge that contacts the disk when the pads get low. This sort of thing appears commonly on cars.
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    I just wanted to know what it was!!

    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    Is there an electrical sensor for this? From the fiche for the front brake, they mention a wear indicator. But it appears to be essentially a piece of metal turned on edge that contacts the disk when the pads get low. This sort of thing appears commonly on cars.

    Can't BMW keep anything simple. I can check my own brake pads. This is a really nice bike but I can see the complexity driving me nuts with safety, convenience etc etc etc. Killing the resale value.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by davebrik2 View Post
    Can't BMW keep anything simple.
    No. It is not in their DNA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davebrik2 View Post
    ..... Killing the resale value.....
    Hasn't hurt them so far.

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    davebrik2: PM sent.
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    A photo would make our guessing so much easier. So would wire colors.
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
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