Join Date: May 2004
Location: Hazel Green, AL, USA
Re: Bleeding brakes K1200LT
First off never split the calipers. You can remove them by forcing the pistons back and they will then slide off. But you don't even need to remove them to replace the pads as they come out the back side of the calipers. Ok now to the fix.
The front brakes are fed from one of the two chambers in the rear reservoir. It is just behind the right saddle bag. There are two fill caps, one for each chamber.
The front reservoir does not feed the front brakes, it is just the control circuit that provides an input to the ABS unit.
Fill the rear reservoir and run a hose from the front caliper back to the rear reservoir. Open the bleed valve and turn on the key and hit the front brake lever. It will pump from the reservoir to the caliper and via the hose back to the reservoir. Once all the bubbles are gone you should be OK.
The flashing lights will go out after the roll test if you have fixed your problem.
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Last edited by jzeiler; May 5th, 2008 at 11:15 am.