Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Jonesboro, AR, USA
I have a 2005 LT with 54k miles. It was dealer serviced through 36k and I have taken care of it since. Riding near home the other day and the general warning light came on and the brake failure began flashing at the high rate. Turned off the ignition and restarted the the bike, both remained off. At the first stop above parking lot speed the general warning light lit again and the brake failure light began to flash at the high rate, this time without resetting on restart. The rear brake seems to be operating normally. When I applied the front brake, it seemed the servo was engaging and disengaging. This was more violent than the ABS function and the bike would nose dive when it engaged. It did this twice and then had only residual braking, regardless how hard the lever was pulled.
Since this occurred I have replaced the brake pads which were worn but were not down to the bottom of the wear indicators. I have flushed the brakes (all 4 circuits) and the fluid was a deep gold color, not excessively dark. The battery is 1 year old and is maintained on an automatic battery tender. You can hear the servo run when either the front or rear brake is applied, however the front remains on residual braking. While bleeding the front it was necessary to pump the fluid through with the lever, while the servo bled the rear.
Any ideas other than 150 miles to the dealer?
Last edited by glinm74; May 6th, 2010 at 4:46 pm.