My R1150GS is finally fixed and back in action after several months of messing around with delays fixing the brakes. It all started with a leaky brake line, then a stuck banjo bolt, and finally I broke a fastener on the caliper and had to replace it.
It took a few tries to bleed the brake system, but I eventually got it sorted. I was glad I bought the big bottle of DOT4 brake fluid. I’ve bled brakes before, but the GS took more work and patience.
It was nice to take it out for a ride again. I forgot how heavy it was! It’s also pretty comfortable, and I wanted to ride it to a different state.
Instead, I settled for a tour of the local parks and lakes admiring the starting of the fall colors and the beautiful weather we’ve been having in Minnesota. We had an entire week of 80F and blue sky. Very nice!
It’s nice to have the GS fixed and rideable again. The main purpose for the bike was to ride two-up with my wife, so now we can do that again in more comfort. The SV works, but it isn’t as comfortable for either of us as the GS. The Ural is the most comfortable for my wife, but we both agree the GS is more fun on the twisty roads.