2008 K1200GT Brake Question - BMW Luxury Touring Community
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old Apr 29th, 2018, 9:47 pm Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 3
2008 K1200GT Brake Question

Just got a 2008 K1200GT and was initially surprised at how fast the front brake actuates. I was under the impression that the "electronic brake assist" (go easy on me.. I'm a newbie!) ceased at 2007, but it is very hard to modulate the brakes and I'm wondering if it continued thru the entire production. The front brake lever gives a real "electric" feel, almost like trying to modulate electric trailer brakes. Hard initial bite with just a little bit of lever. Is this normal?

Bigkart is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old Apr 30th, 2018, 12:38 pm
Wrencher Extraordinaire
jzeiler's Avatar
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Hazel Green, AL, USA
Posts: 13,339
Re: 2008 K1200GT Brake Question

Those did have the power assist brakes but only up to 08/2006 build dates, then they went with Gen 2 ABS (no pumps). Check your build date. Easy to check they "whine" when you pull the lever. The Gen 2 do not "whine".

2009 K1300GT Red Rocket
2009 R1200GS (Gone)
2005 K1200LT Ocean Blue Blue Wizard 110 K and counting...
2006 Bushtec Turbo+2 Spell
2004 330 Ci Convertable

Have ridden a Motorcycle in all 48
But lack DE, MA, RI and CT with the 2005 LT

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jzeiler is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old Apr 30th, 2018, 1:59 pm
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 155
I have an ‘06 with the “whizzy” brakes and quickly came to like them. Any time I get on my ‘07 K1200GT actuating the brakes is a reminder of, “Oh, right, regular brakes.” You’ll be able to modulate the brakes once you become accustomed to them; just a lighter touch, a bit of finesse, works well.

Joe's '06 RT is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old May 1st, 2018, 9:34 am
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 155
Oops, we’re in the K forum!🙄. My ‘06 RT has the servo brakes, my ‘07 GT does not.
Joe's '06 RT is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
K1200GT 2008 // Brake lever squishy and pads drag after replacing pads Elwin K1200/1300GT (The Next Generation) 3 Oct 22nd, 2017 10:18 am
Brake Bleed & Flush Question (not how to do it) blueknightga6 K1200LT 6 Jul 5th, 2012 7:17 pm
BMW Bulletin on Installation of Steel Brake Lines rdwalker Bike Talk 5 Feb 13th, 2011 12:25 am
Brake flush for 2008 R1200RT westcott360 RT Series 7 Dec 20th, 2010 10:47 am
Brake Pad Relacement Question Nebish Other R-Bike Discussion 1 Oct 5th, 2009 6:51 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome