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    2002 R1150R Brakes

    A buddy of mine is looking at an classified ad for one of these. Did they have the servo/whizzy brakes on them? I'm thinking "yes" but would like confirmation from the assembled multitude.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Yes they do...we have one
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    My '04 R did not have them...I think it was optional on some years...
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    Thank you, gentlemen!

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    If it has ABS, it will be the 'whizzy' brakes. Quite a few R1150Rs were non-ABS, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonLargiader View Post
    If it has ABS, it will be the 'whizzy' brakes. Quite a few R1150Rs were non-ABS, though.
    Thats H's favorite model in the Roadsters and every time we find a clean low miler lately it is non ABS. First question she asks the sellers. The whizzy brakes are not a deal breaker for us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonLargiader View Post
    If it has ABS, it will be the 'whizzy' brakes. Quite a few R1150Rs were non-ABS, though.
    It does have ABS therefore it must have servo brakes. Thanks again!

    Any time you have a question, just ask the "experts", newbie.

    Oh, and SeabeckS, I thanked the "gentlemen" here. You should know that anyone who rides a pencil lead grey/school bus yellow R1100S is anything but a gentleman.
    Last edited by BC1100S; 11-23-2016 at 05:23 AM.

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    Left Coast,

    I have a 2002 R 1150 RT with the "whizzy," that is servo-assisted ABS brakes. While they seem to have gotten a bad rep from some riders and motojournalists, I've never found them to be a problem. The good is that I can modulate the brakes with very little pressure on the lever and/or pedal, and the stop like throwing out an anchor.

    The negatives are:

    1) if the bike is not running, the lever pressure is higher, but not really any worse than a bike without servo-assist brakes. Just don't expect them to behave the same without a little more pressure.
    2) a brake fluid change is a) a bit beyond the average home wrench, and b) is spendy. But, I understand that the high cost is true for any of the ABS RTs.


    Ray

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    Quote Originally Posted by desdolph View Post
    Left Coast,

    I have a 2002 R 1150 RT with the "whizzy," that is servo-assisted ABS brakes.
    Thanks Ray. I appreciate the first hand input.

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