Of all the weird issues on a road trip.........

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by River-Runner, Aug 4, 2021.

  1. River-Runner

    River-Runner Been here awhile

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    So the rear brake on my GSA went completely soft - all of a sudden - while touring the Rockies with my wife. We were coming down a pass from Breckenridge going south - could have been much worse, not a tough pass. I pulled over and found my rear caliper bleeder screw missing! Just gone....never heard or saw that before.

    I limped to a buddy's place about 60-miles away. Found a new bleeder at NAPA on back on the road.

    Have had 6K, 12K, 18K services completed - I don't think brakes are bled until 24K? So was it loose from the Motherland?

    By the way, northern NM and south central CO was green beyond my wildest dreams.
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  2. eri

    eri Long timer

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    Presumably not fully tightened at last bleed
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  3. lewisjr1

    lewisjr1 Long timer

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    You'll never know. Replace, refill & bleed. That's all that can be done.

    Reads as a nice trip otherwise. Enjoy.
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  4. m931a2

    m931a2 Long timer Supporter

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    someone needed it more than you and borrowed it?
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  5. TurkeyRun

    TurkeyRun Long timer Supporter

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    Lemme tell you about the time I did hydraulic fluids on my 1150GSA, took off for a zip around test ride and found out …. Um…. At a stop light…. Um… that I forgot to tighten the bleeder on the clutch circuit.

    Or…. No…. Maybe I shouldn’t tell ya about that….

    Never mind…
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  6. River-Runner

    River-Runner Been here awhile

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    Thank goodness for NAPA. The BMW dealers would have taken at least two days to get one - one that looks just like my NAPA substitute.

    Colorado and NM is being loved to death - 2nd and 3rd homes on every hillside. My folks took us to CO camping every year growing up - 50 years ago. What was a wonderland, is now Disneyland.
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  7. Arbolmano

    Arbolmano Not so Studly

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    I’d be checking the other bleeders etc in case of Vandals......yikes.
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  8. cjmadura

    cjmadura Been here awhile Supporter

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    Strange for sure, as I've NEVER heard of that problem.
    Glad everything worked out.
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  9. vfxdog

    vfxdog Been here awhile

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    Reminds me of the time the front brake pads fell out of my brand-new 1100 Kawasaki as I approached a set of traffic lights....
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  10. FLY-DOG

    FLY-DOG Retired and enjoying it!

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    Yikes! Glad you were able to sort it out without too much hassle.
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  11. ozmoses

    ozmoses persona non grata

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    Yikes!!
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