What would it take to start a brake hose failure registry? I have a 2000 K1200lt and was in a close call the other day. One of a rider's main defenses is the ability to stop on a dime with proper brake control. During the close call I grabbed my front brake only to find that it suddenly failed and I only got a little braking as the lever pull all the way to the grip. After some troubleshooting and checking the front master cylinder, I finally found the problem to be a leak in the upper brake hose about 1/2 inch from the lower connection. I have read on this forum that other riders have had the same failure. A brake hose failure is unacceptable even on a 10 year old bike. I have had many older bikes and never a brake hose failure. I even have a 58 year old willis jeep with the original hoses. Had the close call become a collision, you can bet BMW would be receiving a call from my attorney. I think BMW should recall all bikes that show multiple brake line failures and replace them. Hopefully documenting this will add credibility to a lawsuit should a fellow rider fall due to this unacceptable safety problem.