RH second life KIT now available

RH second life KIT, the conversion kit to replace the fault-prone BMW ABS III, installed in motorcycles built between 2000 and 2006.

The RH second life KIT can be used for the following models:
CAN-Models: R1200GS / R1200RT / R1200ST / K1200S / K1200R / K1200GT

The device replaces the standard ABS III of the manufacturer FTE and is built into the motorcycle instead. It hydraulically connects the control circuits with the brake circuits, so the brake system works as usual without ABS system.

RH second life KIT as replacement for BMW ABS III (AM1)
RH second life KIT as replacement for BMW ABS III (AM1)

The built-in electronics ensure that all the electronic functions of the original ABS control unit are retained and function flawlessly. Brake light, tail light and speedometer/kilometre counter continue to function as usual. Various states can be programmed by the user for ABS warning lamps.

However, functions such as ABS, partial integral/full integral function, rollover protection, brake booster, etc. are omitted. However, the braking force is absolutely sufficient even without a brake booster, as these models were delivered without a brake booster as standard.

But you are always sure to have a working brake. A failure with low residual brake function or a malfunction, as is known with the original devices, is excluded. The device is wear-free and therefore ensures the long service life of your BMW motorcycle.

RH second life KIT as replacement for BMW ABS III (AM1)
RH second life KIT as replacement for BMW ABS III (AM1)

A further advantage is the weight saving of approx. 3.1 kg. So the original part weighs 4.6kg, our RH second life KIT only 1.5kg.

The installation location and connection of all cables and plugs is the same as for the original unit. Thus the backfitting to the original ABS device is possible at any time without large rebuilding expenditure.

The conversion is possible with all motorcycles, which were available at that time also without ABS to order. The device is also suitable for BMW trailer conversions (tricycles).

Admission / Exams:

For the Second life Kit offered by us there is currently no approval. We expressly point out that the “General Operating Permit” expires with installation in an appropriate motorcycle with road approval.

The kit is therefore only suitable for racing purposes or for individual inspections with corresponding registration.

We are currently working on an E1, CE, EMV, approval as well as on a model certificate for registration. However, we are not yet in a position to present any of these audits or estimate a timeframe for them.

Further information:

Installation instructions:
Installation instructions for RH second life KIT – german
Installation instructions for RH second life KIT – english

Supplementary installation instructions for BMW K1200 RS / GT / LT models – german
Supplementary installation instructions for BMW K1200 RS / GT / LT models – english

Information about the BMW ABS:
bmw-abs-report
“Second Life” article in the motorbike