VERY interesting Followup on this.
Karl (with a “K” ) was needing a new or repaired ABS unit for his 2002 K12RS, and could NOT find any good help ANYwhere he looked (and he and others looked really hard).
In ONE last ditch effort, someone said “call Max BMW”. And he did, and ran in to someone THERE who knew the UNKNOWable.
BMW actually sold that bike in Europe in a NON-ABS version and BMW has a NON ABS retrofit kit for that bike.
That kit should now be on its way to Gene at Mathias and will soon (he hopes) have Karl’s bike ON the road again.