Quote Originally Posted by scott.lambert View Post
Ok. Um, I'm going to ignore the alarm bells going off in my head about it not starting after a tech took a test ride.

I'm going to focus on the idea that the brakes are stuck on.

This is entirely possible.
The age of the bike is about right for the original rubber brake hoses to be swollen and broken down.
As I probably mentioned, since I mention it in nearly every thread, you should change out the rubber brake hoses in favor of stainless / teflon like the ones I got from Spiegler.
This is a safety issue, I'm not just bragging about my ss brake lines.
On my RT the line going to the right front caliper split - while I was backing out of a parking spot.
It also "locked" - I had to loosen the bleeder relieve the pressure so I could push it around.
So between the split and the piston the hose was swollen shut.
I replaced it with an OEM part. Then I discovered that I could NOT bleed air out of the left caliper.
The left hose was swollen shut as well.
Now the factor making this happen is just age, not mileage, so even as low miles as you have this is probably an issue.
So got a phone message from mechanic, he says he 99% sure it's the front brake lines breaking down and swelling inside preventing the fluid from evacuating from the calipers, wants to change out the lines.

I was planning to eventually put stainless steel lines on the bike anyway, what gets me is that I just paid them $1000 to fix everything on the bike which included a new front brake master cylinder, flushing and replacing the brake fluid and adjusting the brakes...is it unreasonable of me to expect that they should have found or suspected this issue then? Now I'm paying for the brake work all over again, and this is on top of them charging me a $100 diagnostic fee to figure this out.

I don't want to go with their OEM lines and I see Beemer owners touting HEL and Spiegler, with many claiming Hel's SS banjo's being better than Spiegler's aluminum. ANY THOUGHTS?