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Stored my BMW in a friends garage over the LONG winter and kept the battery maintainer connected. Went to start it up and the battery did not have the guts. I ordered the new battery and installed it ....... started right up! :)

Took the bike off the center stand to ride it home (just 2 miles) and no front brakes....... I knew the front master cylinder was leaking when I stored the bike and had the parts on my computer desk since last November.

Took apart the master cylinder yesterday and replaced the seals and plunger. What a mess I had on my hands. After removing the plastic covers and getting to the actual cylinder there were crystals of brake fluid all over.

After about an hour of cleaning and polishing the master cylinder I got it back together and now have great brakes!!

Talk about built up crap....... Brake fluid does not like moist air exposure


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Well from what I have red DOT 5 is not compatible with my ABS system.
 

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I am not that ambitious....... I am going to hang with my DOT4 ........ the ABS system is complicated enough and if it ever fails and needs work I plan on removing it!

Yes I looke it up and since it will foam up...... it will not get along with the abs pumps
 

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Good info, thanks. My Thunderbird has ABS, I'll go read up on it.

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Well we had a SEVERE hail storm which missed my home however, dented the roof, fenders and one entire side of my wife's car. I was really bummed out but, called the insurance people (Pending a call back).......I decided I needed to enter therapy. My therapist is my BMW and took it for a short 150 mile shake down run and it worked perfectly........ it even has working brakes!

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The therapy did nothing for the hail damage but I sure feel better!!!!!
 
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Brakes are over-rated.:hmmmm: Until you want to stop.:biggrin:
 
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