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post #1 of 7 Old Apr 9th, 2008, 4:05 pm Thread Starter
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Brake trouble in BAJA

I am in Los Barriles, Baja. Between La Paz and Cabo. I have developed a leak at the banjo bolt, behind the headlight, on the line that goes to the right front brake caliper. I have no front brake, but the reservor is at the propper level. I thought I could use rear brake only, but it eventionally went out also. I have no brakes at all.

Any sugestions/

The BMW Dealer in Baja doesn't have the part and can't get one from Germany for 15 days.

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100,000+ trouble free miles.

1- If you don't count the replacement of a leaking rear main seal that caused the clutch assembly to be replaced at 74,000 miles.

2- The Trunck Latch is now broken on both sides at 86,000 miles.

3- The Banjo bolt behind the headlight that is part of the braking system and goes to the right front caliper has sprung a leak. this is dumping brake fluid on the caliper and front tire.

4- The switch that activates the fans when the temp rises went out at 98,835 miles.


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post #2 of 7 Old Apr 9th, 2008, 4:18 pm
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Re: Brake trouble in BAJA

any chance the Baja dealer could contact Southern Cal or Arizona dealers to see if they have the part?

Otherwise, there could be a Corona beer commercial in your near future .

Hope you are back on the road soon!

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Re: Brake trouble in BAJA

Any US dealer can FedEx the part(s) to you or the dealer in Mexico.

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I am in Los Barriles, Baja. Between La Paz and Cabo. I have developed a leak at the banjo bolt, behind the headlight, on the line that goes to the right front brake caliper. I have no front brake, but the reservor is at the propper level. I thought I could use rear brake only, but it eventionally went out also. I have no brakes at all.

Any sugestions/

The BMW Dealer in Baja doesn't have the part and can't get one from Germany for 15 days.
I have a friend who lives in Laz Paz. PM your contact info and I'll see if he can help you out.

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Re: Brake trouble in BAJA

I've contacted the dealer in San Diego. The quickest he can get the part is Thur.

I'm due to leave Fri.

2002 K1200LT, Pacific Blue
1991 Bushtec, painted Yamaha Venture Blue

100,000+ trouble free miles.

1- If you don't count the replacement of a leaking rear main seal that caused the clutch assembly to be replaced at 74,000 miles.

2- The Trunck Latch is now broken on both sides at 86,000 miles.

3- The Banjo bolt behind the headlight that is part of the braking system and goes to the right front caliper has sprung a leak. this is dumping brake fluid on the caliper and front tire.

4- The switch that activates the fans when the temp rises went out at 98,835 miles.


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Re: Brake trouble in BAJA

I am with a group and we due have a Trailer. I was hoping to somehow fix it so I could ride back.

2002 K1200LT, Pacific Blue
1991 Bushtec, painted Yamaha Venture Blue

100,000+ trouble free miles.

1- If you don't count the replacement of a leaking rear main seal that caused the clutch assembly to be replaced at 74,000 miles.

2- The Trunck Latch is now broken on both sides at 86,000 miles.

3- The Banjo bolt behind the headlight that is part of the braking system and goes to the right front caliper has sprung a leak. this is dumping brake fluid on the caliper and front tire.

4- The switch that activates the fans when the temp rises went out at 98,835 miles.


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Re: Brake trouble in BAJA

A shop that makes Hydraulic hoses?

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