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    K1200r rear brake

    From luckyfreddy.Hi are the rear brakes on the k1200rweak or is there a problem with the bike .thanks any help would be great

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyfreddy View Post
    From luckyfreddy.Hi are the rear brakes on the k1200rweak or is there a problem with the bike .thanks any help would be great
    Some more detail would help, but, no the brake is not weak.
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    Debbie's Servant Lee's Avatar
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    The rear brake on both mine and my wife's 2011 K1300S was weak and had very little feel.
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    Past BMW Bikes: 2011 K1300S, 2003 K1200RS, 1991 K75S, 1987 K75T, 1984 R100RT

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    The rear brake on my 1300GT is a little light too.
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    I stand corrected.

    However, since good technique uses the rear brake sparingly and as a parking lot brake, BMW calls it a feature, not an issue.
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    The bias setting on the Wedge K's seem to be very light on the rear.
    My first stop in gravel on my K12S to check the mail had me stop about 4 mailboxes late

    The front OEM are sintered metal composition and the rear has no verbage of what they are. The GT's are still the only model that had the wear indicator lead for the dash warning and a wee higher cost.
    I recall trying a HH rated rear set on mine, which helped a wee bit, but sure left a lot of dust and maybe more agressive rotor wear
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyfreddy View Post
    From luckyfreddy.Hi are the rear brakes on the k1200rweak or is there a problem with the bike .thanks any help would be great
    Welcome to the forum!
    Looks like the guys have you on the right track.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Welcome to the forum!

    Gary
    And that too!
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    luckyfreddy rear brake issue

    Thanks everyone for the information.This is my first BMW im used to a rear brake that can stop the bike quick i have had many sport bikes and baggers. I love this bmw k1200r it handles wonderful on any road ive been on.but using the rear brake alone wont stop the bike but hit the front and it stops great,Im taking it in to Bobs BMW in maryland for maryland state inspection tomorrow hope they dont fail the brake system

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyfreddy View Post
    Thanks everyone for the information.This is my first BMW im used to a rear brake that can stop the bike quick
    Never had a bike where the rear brake alone would stop a bike quick, but the K1200 or K1300 rear brake is almost as good as dragging your feet
    Lee
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    Past BMW Bikes: 2011 K1300S, 2003 K1200RS, 1991 K75S, 1987 K75T, 1984 R100RT

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