2000 K1200LT Icon all apart for 12K "BMW Inspection", top-end job, etc.
Decided to install a set of Speigler brake lines I've had for a year or more. I bough 'em a while back after reading a thread on this site about brake line failure.
Just one more of those things I didn't know I needed until I read about brake line failures on this site.
Here's a list of preemptive things I have done to the bike over the years 'cause posts on this forum prompted me: Replaced clutch slave cylinder, installed low beam HID, drilled bell housing weep hole, installed "fix it before it breaks" top case latch, and probably others I don't recall right now. (Oh, yeah, final drives)
Those things in addition to the accessories I added like J-pegs, passenger floor boards and arm rests, cup holder, tank bag, Autocom... the list goes on.
So while I was changing out all my OEM brake lines (which were working just fine, thank you) I got to wondering why I was bothering to do it. I mean, these OEM lines looked good, and actually appeared robust compared to what I was installing in their place; I had no complaints regarding brake performance.
How many people have really had brake line failures on their K1200LT, I wondered. And how many reports of brake line failure were "fraudulent" reports by some person who job it is to increase the sales of aftermarket brake lines? In this internet world of spam, scam, and trolls it isn't so far fetched.
So was replacing my brake lines a good idea?
Or unnecessary overkill?