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post #1 of 6 Old May 27th, 2009, 6:16 pm Thread Starter
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2001 K1200LT - Integrated brakes or not?

Hi,

I discovered the telltale brake fluid dribble at the crimp on my OEM front brake line. The general consensus folks have posted to the forums here is to go with the Spiegler braided lines.

As I ordered from Spiegler, I was asked if I had the integrated or non-integrated brakes. I answered that I thought the Integrated didn't come along until the 2002 model, so I assume that I have the non. The rep told me that there were many 2001s with the integrated lines, and that the dealer could look it up using the VIN.

I then called my local dealer, fed him the VIN, and discovered that it is not as simple as it sounds. The original owner purchased the motorcycle in CA (I am in AK). The local dealer said he couldn't be certain, but he thinks that I have the integrated brakes.

Okay - my confidence is dropping a bit .

Is there a simple way I can check for myself? Does it matter? I read somewhere here that there is no dofference in the Spiegler kit for integrated vs non, but rather the problems associated with bleeding the brakes afterwards.

Any help/advice will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: 2001 K1200LT - Integrated brakes or not?

The integrated calipers are labeled BMW,non-integrated are Brembo.
When you squeeze the brake,do you hear a motor kick on? Integrated only.

If still unsure, put on centerstand,start up, first gear,let out clutch to spin back wheel,apply front brake. Rear stops,it's integrated.

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Re: 2001 K1200LT - Integrated brakes or not?

Dan,

Thanks! I have Brembo on front and back. I had just put EBC pads on the back a week ago, and can say with authority that squeezing the front brake had no impact on the rear wheel spin. Finally, I hear no motor click on with either front or rear brake application.

I ordered the non-integrated kit from Spiegler.

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Re: 2001 K1200LT - Integrated brakes or not?

For what it's worth the brake lines are a common failure point on the earlier years. Mine broke at the block just underneath the handlebars. Good choice on the Spiegler lines.


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Dean,

I had to smile when I read your list of pre- and post kid bikes. Took me down memory lane.

Pre-kids:
75 Yamaha RD250
78 Suzuki GS550E
80 Yamaha XS1100

Post-kids
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01 BMW K1200LT

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