The bike HAS linked brakes. The handlebar brake lever operates ONLY the front RIGHT disk brake. The foot brake pedal operates the front LEFT disk brake & the rear disk brake. There are a mixture of rigid steel brake pipes & rubber flexible pipes in the braking system, you will find that out when you do the routine maintenance after taking the tupperware off.Does the 99 SE have a linked system? I thought all the brake lines were rubber lines.
Just asking cause I havent had this bike but 6 months.