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    1150 servo brakes

    Off the wall question: is there an approximate number of miles when the servo brakes might start to have problems? Or is it more a matter of maintenance (and luck)? I've had a few 1150's with the whizzy brakes and never had an issue but none of those bikes went past the 35,000 mile mark while I owned them. I know there is lots of love/hate over this issue.

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    On my 1150 GSA they went for 88K miles without a hiccup. I sold the bike with those miles so I don't know what happened past that point. Maintenance is key and an annual brake flush is the best way to keep the system happy, clean and functioning.
    Other folks will have different experiences I am sure, but usually failures happen mostly due to lack of maintenance IMHO..
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    Quote Originally Posted by RIDERR1150GSADV View Post
    Maintenance is key and an annual brake flush is the best way to keep the system happy, clean and functioning.....usually failures happen mostly due to lack of maintenance IMHO..
    What he said.

    Personally, I've had no issues whatsoever with two bikes that have the system.

    If you have rubber brake hoses, get rid of them NOW.
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    As said, replace the OE rubber lines asap with SS Teflon.
    Flush all 4 systems every year regardless of mileage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RIDERR1150GSADV View Post
    On my 1150 GSA they went for 88K miles without a hiccup. I sold the bike with those miles so I don't know what happened past that point. Maintenance is key and an annual brake flush is the best way to keep the system happy, clean and functioning.
    Other folks will have different experiences I am sure, but usually failures happen mostly due to lack of maintenance IMHO..
    This was on an '02 K bike, but the same servo brakes, went 82K before the module died. I had replaced the brake lines previously, but was remiss in regular brake fluid flushing prior to that. I agree with the love/hate relationship with the brakes, when they work, they're wonderful, but when they die, they're just...well expensive.

    Currently riding an '04 RT, replaced the brake lines and am keeping up with the regular yearly brake fluid flushing. Cheap preventative maintenance in my opinion.
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