Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Deerfield Beach, Florida, USA
Re: BMW K1200LT Front Brakes locked on
I am having a similar problem with the right front caliper on my '00 LT. I mentioned it to the service manager at 441 Cycles in Ft. Lauderdale when I dropped the bike off for the 36K mile service. He told me to have the brake lines changed to Spiegler's, and i agreed with his suggestion. $1,308 and a week and a half later I got the bike back with several scratches in the paint, a couple of chunks missing from plastic trim, rubber piece around the gas filler so mangled I couldn't get the filler door open, wire from front ABS sensor hanging loose above the fender and the brake caliper still hanging up.
I noticed the damage about a block from the dealer and returned to tell the service manager. He didn't say a word, went inside and sent the mechanic out with a screw driver. He managed to push the rubber piece into place, reached into his shirt pocket and retrieved the plastic pieces he had broken, said "sorry about that and disappeared behind a door marked "Employees Only" never to be seen again.
On my ride home I noticed the mileage was well below normal and when I got home I checked the front wheel to discover it took two hands and a concerted effort to rotate, exactly like it was before I had it "repaired".
Any suggestions as to what to do about both the poor quality of the service I received at 441 Cycles and the ongoing brake problem? By the way, before I took it to the dealer, I pulled the caliper, removed the brake line and pads and all 4 pucks moved freely with finger pressure.
Suggestions will be greatly appreciated.