Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Hollywood, Florida, USA
2006 K12R Rear Brake issue
Hey guys. New to K-bikes.com.
Just bought a 2006 K12R with only 7k miles; ( also own a 2004 R1100S.) Here is my problem:
My 2006 K12R's rear brakes only work properly the first 3 or 4 times that I apply them. After that distance they seem to only have 5% of their power, ie. the bike will not come to a stop from 30 mph in 100 feet applying the rears !!!
I have red "Brake Failure" and "Warning" blinking lights on my instrument panel after the bike is started. The rear brakes seem to reset themselves after I shut the bike off for a few minutes and will work again for the next 3-4 times they are applied. . My front brakes work well.
All fluids were changed at the BMW dealer for $500 about a year ago(oil,brakes, transmission, radiator, etc.) As you may tell by the year and mileage the bike was barely used; it was kept covered and indoors. I purchased from a very close friend so I don't have suspicion he is hiding anything from me... actually we are waiting to go riding because he just bought a new BMW.
The BMW dealer in Ft. Lauderdale claimed their computer only showed a "brake fault" reading. The mechanic also said he has seen these Servos go bad ($2000 fix !!!) but it could also be a simple solution... pretty weird answer in my opinion; especially when my buddy had just given them $11,000 for another bike !!!
Could it be the seals ? The brake lines? Need another bleeding? Pls help. IRVING