Hoping I can get some help.
Yesterday, about 4 hrs. into a 6 hour tour, my son who was following on his bike told me my brake light was staying on.
We decided to head for the barn as we still had about a 2 hour ride to get there.
The brake light continued to be more on than off and I was very conscious of making sure I wasn't inadvertently touching either one.
Less than a mile from home we stopped to pick up some groceries.
When I got back on the 1150Rt I had no working power servo and was reduced to the residual brake function. My god, I'm glad I only had a short distance to cover.
Once bike was on center stand I checked my brake fluid level for front brake and noticed it was closer to the center dot ,below the upper line minimum recommended level.
I'd prefer to top it off with BMW brake fluid but don't have access to any.
Wondering if it's a mistake to use a non BMW DOT 4 product to top it off.
Am hoping that whatevers going on is related to this and not something more serious.
If anyone else has experienced something like this please weigh in with your experience,outcome and advice.
I purchased the 2004 1150Rt six months ago with 5,800 miles. I've put about 2,300 miles since then. Bike had it's 6,000 mile service at a BMW dealer I'm hoping with the recommended brake flush. The bike has always been stored by prior owner and me in a conditioned garage.
This has me more than a little spooked .
Thanking any one in advance for any help or incite which might be helpful.