Join Date: May 2015
Location: buxton, derbyshire, United Kingdom
Hi everyone. In need of a bit of advice please.
I own a 12k 05 k1200r. Very happy until the other week when my rear brake caliper decided to apply itself. Abs light started flashing, warning triangle.Brake caliper had got quite hot by this time. Pulled over ignition off. Turned it back on brake then released itself, no flashing light. Rode home all good.
Roughly 100 miles later it did it again but I felt the drag this time before I got the warning lights. Pulled over ignition off,back on no problem again.
Soooo. Obviously got a bit of an issue.
Earler this year I fitted new front brake pads, so had to push back the pistons and pump back up again. Also fitted a new battery.
I have no experience of BMW linked brakes but decided to pop the front bar master cylinder, wierdly inside there was a kind of lump of emulsified brake fluid. The fluid was last flushed in 2013 according to service book.
Is it likely that the rest of the brake fluid may be contaminated and this has caused a valve or pump to stick on, applying the rear brake? Or may it be electrical/sensor related?
ANY help greatly appreciated. At the minute my thought is to get the fluid flushed and replaced and hope this sorts things out....