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Brake recalls on Evo brakes

Spoke to my dealer today (tuesday)and he has imformed me that Bmw are recalling all bikes with the EVO brakes built from 20001 to date for a free brake check due to some bloke in germany falling off his bike whilst trying to impress the crowds whilst doing stunts at a german show.
Apparranty the ABS works using the power of the battery , and this bloke was demonstrating just how good the Abs works , and it failed after the sixth attempt and he fell off . (battery went flat)
Unfortunatly the press have got this imfomation and bmw have decided to act before the main news papers get hold of this imfo
The check will take approx half an hour , and all owners will receive a letter from Bmw in the near future.
There has also been an amendment to the servicing of the brakes , which requires the main circuit of the braking system , the fluid is to be changed every four years and not every two years , but the wheel circuit every year .
This has happened because owners have been complaining to Bmw about the price they charge to change the fluid.

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Spoke to my dealer today (tuesday)and he has imformed me that Bmw are recalling all bikes with the EVO brakes built from 20001 to date for a free brake check due to some bloke in germany falling off his bike whilst trying to impress the crowds whilst doing stunts at a german show.
Apparranty the ABS works using the power of the battery , and this bloke was demonstrating just how good the Abs works , and it failed after the sixth attempt and he fell off . (battery went flat)
Unfortunatly the press have got this imfomation and bmw have decided to act before the main news papers get hold of this imfo
The check will take approx half an hour , and all owners will receive a letter from Bmw in the near future.
There has also been an amendment to the servicing of the brakes , which requires the main circuit of the braking system , the fluid is to be changed every four years and not every two years , but the wheel circuit every year .
This has happened because owners have been complaining to Bmw about the price they charge to change the fluid.

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Thanks for the post -- more info here:
http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthre...=recall+brakes

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hi bikesnumnuts , finally got my LT to dealers for brake service , remember the red lights always flashing ! had the problem on and off since september . in brief the dealer found no error messages in memory, did full fluid change and hooray me lights have finally gone out ! can now take the black tape off the dash lights ! luckily got to talk to the mechcanic just before leaving he confirmed " no problems found" however front brake was slightly out of adjustment and may have been putting a slight pressure into the system---- small clue here ! looking forward to flash free riding !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dr Dave ( shrews toy run- blue LT)
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Mark--thanks for all the info on this--you've helped me understand another amazing component of my bike.
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he confirmed " no problems found" however front brake was slightly out of adjustment and may have been putting a slight pressure into the system---- small clue here ! looking forward to flash free riding !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dr Dave ( shrews toy run- blue LT)
BS, there are no "adjustments" to the breaks. There could of been a problem with them (piston not returning fully), but it was not an adjustment.

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same with mine

My ABS lights have been flashing too. The dealer has reset them twice, and said if it happened again, he would try the flush. I hope that is all it is. A new ABS unit is $1600 plus labor. jrlakin
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I had the same problem with the lights flashing and THANK YOU to BMWPHREAK I learned that as the pads wear, the fluid level drops, as the level drops, there is a level indicator which will set off your lights if the fluid is low.
You may want to add a couple ounces to your reservoir (front and rear chamber) and see if that makes the difference. Make sure you bring the level all the way up - the Level indicator is VERY sensitive so even an ounce or two will make the difference.

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Adding fluid fixed my lights also

When my lights started flashing, I checked the fluid and it was low in the rear cylinder (harder than it should be because of the body parts). Added fluid, and the lights stopped flashing.

I don't see how many miles you have on it in your post, you may want to check the pads first to make sure they don't need replacing, as the replacements will probably bring the fluid level up.

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I'm coming up on my 12K. I do most of the wrench'in myself except the brake bleed and flush. I asked the service manager at a dealer in SoCal about the wheel circuit every year and the control every other. He said he advises his customers to just do them both at 2 years. Does this guy know what he's talking about? I was hoping not to have to bring the bike in for just the wheel circuit. Also, quoted me 3 hours labor @ $77 per hour for the flush.

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Did you ever got that letter?
I never got it so far... 8 months??

Just wondering if that recall was for real.

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see your local dealer ,as your name and ownership might not be on bmw,s computer , and the recall might have been sent to the last registered owner if you had the bike second hand.

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My ABS lights have been flashing too. The dealer has reset them twice, and said if it happened again, he would try the flush. I hope that is all it is. A new ABS unit is $1600 plus labor. jrlakin

what year is your bike?

on '02 up the rear resevoir has two compartments, one you can see through your saddle bag the other you can not, remove your right side cover just in front of the saddle bag the front level never gets checked, see where it says side2.....

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Maybe your bike isn't effected.

http://www.recall-warnings.com/auto-content-15032.html


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And the BIG brake recall doesn't include the K1200LT

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/pr...intVersion=YES

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