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after i stop at light using my front brake lever, my '04 k1200gt brake failure red light and red exclamation point red indicator alternately flash. i turn off ignition and back on, and it dissappears. so i ride it over to a dealer. he says "although both front and rear brake revervoirs may be full, there is a pump revervois u dont see that may be low". huh? ok, i'll bite...........he says they can top it up real quick or they can do a flush(along with the clutch fluid) for $250 american. i say top it up, pay him $40 and it's fixed. question, wtf did the dealer really do?
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... I say top it up, pay him $40 and it's fixed. question, wtf did the dealer really do?
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Alternate flashing lights (general warning and ABS light) typically indicate low fluid level. A fast alternate flash (approx 4 Hz) indicates that at least one circuit only has residual braking function in addition to low fluid level.

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Welllllll....there's three reservoirs. The one on the front brake (application) lever, and the two in back on the right side. The one in back has two chambers, one for the front brake (actuation) and one for the rear brake (both application and actuation)
Dealer may have topped off the rear one for the front brake.

$5.00 for the fluid. $35.00 for knowing where to put the fluid.



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$35.00 for knowing where to put the fluid.
In the U.S., that's called "labor". :p

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I'm sorry....and here I'm supposed to be the affable one.

I...I...just couldn't resist.

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Re:Brake Light Error

I kind of had the same problem and my reservoir always looked good but I did top it off but didn't help, after the bike was warmed up I could turn it the ignition off and then on again (while on the fly) and the error light would go out most of the time, but as it turned out my rear brake was almost wore out (with only 9000 miles) so I replaced it, the front brakes where in great shape and didn't need replacing and the problem went away. Could be something to look at if your problem comes back.:-)
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Rear brakes on mine were replaced the first time at the 12k service. Front pads are scheduled to be replaced for the first time at the 84k service. Rears too, but I'm getting better than 12k on the rears now. BMW must be using better material in the rear brake pad construction...



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