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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 2017, 2:04 pm Thread Starter
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K1200 R brake problem

Can anyone help me out with an idea of what is wrong with my K1200R please?

Recently the front brakes hold on for a few seconds once they have been applied. Once this happens the brake lever becomes very hard and not very efficient and the rear brake is almost non existant. If I turn the bike off, then turn the ignition on and apply the front brake several times, I can hear the ABS working and it continues to wir for a few seconds after releasing the brake lever, then I start the bkie, it clears and both front and back brakes for a while .

I have tried applying whilst stationary and the brakes are holding on for a short while and if I roll the bike back and forth they let off.

I did read that the battery can sometimes affect the ABS, so I have fitted a brand new one. Still the same.

I have checked the pads and it's all cleaned in there and free to move.

It did have a new ABS unit 2 years ago so one would think its not an issue.

Any ideas please guys????

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old May 18th, 2017, 2:17 pm
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All I can think of is the ABS unit thinks the wheels are slipping so I'd check the sensors. With out the bike running the brakes should hold when applied.
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