JonathanE Posted November 11, 2009 Share Posted November 11, 2009 I was pulling my 2000 R1150GS out of the garage when the front brake locked up. Very strange!?! The bike was running, but that has no affect either way on the blissfully pre-EVO Y2K R1150GS. Realizing that I wasn't going riding, I tried to get the brakes to release by pumping the brake lever a few times so I could drag it back into the garage. After a couple of "deadheaded" pumps (no lever travel), the lever started moving a bit, then a lot. It was still stuck (but not quite as bad)so I removed the right caliper and was able to roll it up the driveway out of the large new puddle of brake fluid. I thoroughly hosed the big yellow pig down and moved it into the garage. After some disassembly, I found that the front brake line is burst at the hose crimp to the banjo bolt attached to the frame interfacing it to the rigid brake line to the ABS unit. So, at the very least, I need a new front brake line. BUT, my question is: would this failure start by causing the brake "lockup" the front wheel? Or did something else happen first and I just blew the line coincidentally. Very strange to me, but them I'm hardly an expert with brake hydraulic circuits. This may prevent me from making it to the Death Valley Pre Run, which would be a drag. Link to comment
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