Only you will be the judge
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This is the 1st BMW that I have ever owned. A 2004 1150 GSA and it has the servo's. While learning how the bike rides and feels brakes included I am not unimpressed with it.
1. It does take some time to get used to the ( in my teams ) quicker response time that the brakes respond.
2. They do grab quicker and start to slow you down faster ( again my terms )
3. I have stopped quicker as I applied pressure to the handle.
Now would I own a bike that has this again.. Hell yes!!
Remember an elephant will get used to how long the chain is on his ankle and will not try go beyond it and we will get used to applying a small amount of force to the brake lever.
Yet I get on the girlfriends bike and grab the lever and remember that I have to apply more force to get it to work.
In the case that this question was asked.....
As long as the pump is maintained.. You should not have an issue and you should be ok..
What some of the other have said about not having the pump working... YES you will have to use all of what you got to get the front to work..
As mentioned roll it around with the bike off and you will see how much force is needed to get the brake to work.
That will let you know if YOU are comfortable with the amount of pressure that is needed to get it to stop.
Happy and safe ridding.
I know what you mean - the servo assisted brakes suck!
I wish someone would state the years and the models of BMWs that came with this terrible system so I and everyone I know can avoid them. My 2004 R1150GS has them and I want to replace the bike with non-assisted bike of the same era. I love everything else about the bike but the lousy seat and these are the worst brakes I have had on any street bike in 30+ years! They have very poor modulation, they grab unexpectedly and force the use of the ABS in limited traction situations. You can't use light braking in a turn without risk - as I have on all my sport and touring bikes. The only redeeming thing is that technically I do have ABS - oh, but that dang ABS failure light keeps coming on - even after multiple expensive, professional flushes...so do I really have ABS when I need it? Ergh! Stupid system... Notice that they stopped providing the system on newer models? Case closed.