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post #1 of 5 Old Jul 27th, 2012, 9:01 am Thread Starter
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05 K1200LT Bubbling Issue

Has anyone else experienced this bubbling on their handlebars?
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post #2 of 5 Old Jul 27th, 2012, 2:28 pm
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Re: 05 K1200LT Bubbling Issue

You may have a clutch hose leaking some brake fluid down there. I would open it up and take a look.

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Re: 05 K1200LT Bubbling Issue

+1 on suspicion of brake fluid. If not a leak, maybe a splash from last time brakes and/or clutch bled or topped off.

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Re: 05 K1200LT Bubbling Issue

No fluid leaks, but I think I might know what I did wrong back when my father-in-law sold it to me. Being a noob motorcycle owner, I washed it with non-BMW approved detergents. I am pretty sure that is what caused my windshield anti-fog layer to crack, too. The bike stayed outside under a cover for a year before I finished my bike storage shed. I wonder if that had any unfavorable affects.

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post #5 of 5 Old Jul 27th, 2012, 6:10 pm
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Re: 05 K1200LT Bubbling Issue

Mine has a one inch diameter bubble.

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