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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 2012, 9:14 am Thread Starter
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Brake fluid and fun story..well not so much

What is every one using?
You will not believe this.
I was on a 80klm highway going through some road repair so I had to slower down some.
Tap tap on the rear brake and off we go.
Drive for a few kml and hit a light.
Let up off the gas and it feels like a parachute is pulling me back....WTF
By now I am turning off the highway onto city streets. still feels like I am dragging something, Finally get to pull into a paring lot to check it out and POP.
Back brake line lets go...grrrrrrrrr.
Fire ahhhhh move the bike forward a few feet jump off and put what little fire is left out.
First though why would the back brake seize up? hmmm went to back peddle tried engaging it and it wouldn't move.. bent down to have a look...dam a small stone bounced and landed perfectly between the peddle and frame!!!!!
So I figure a ran the highway with the back brake on from the construction site, over heated the rotor and when I stopped all that heat melted the brake line.
So I an looking at new line and pads and little rubber protector booties. Rotor looks ok and the pistons move freely in the caliper. So over 150 bucks for fun in those parts, brake line 80 bucks pads 40 something and those little booties get 30 bucks!!!!! thats criminal!!!!!!!< will still have to look into a rotor as well once it is back together.
I removed the caliper but still ride the bike, do you think that might damage the rear sevo it will it not engage due to no back pressure.? I feel ok still driving it since most of the stopping power is the front any way. Just thinking about maybe burning out the servo before I can get the parts I need.

OH and just an FYI the PC-V is now up and running perfectly on my 2006 K1200gt.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 2012, 1:56 pm
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This has happened to a few, me included, I was more fortunate as it happened right outside where I live and I spotted it straight away, yep it seems its just the perfect place for a stone to land and get lodged. How your riding it like that though I dont know, personally I couldnt.


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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 2012, 9:53 pm
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Welcome to the Pebble Club. Yours is a good story for extensive damage. Fire even! Congratulations!

I had it happen twice. What are the odds of that? but like special-k says, several of us in this club now.

The best story is the guy on tour who had this happen, took it to the dealer
and they couldn't figure it out!

Good luck on your repairs and let us know how it turns out.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 9th, 2012, 1:00 pm
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Could you post a pic of where this stone was lodged?
Not sure from your description.

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