Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Re: Front brake hose leak -Advise needed
No special tool needed for banjo bolts. Make sure you use new washers.
On my 00 it came with silly "grub" screws for injecting fluid, draining fluid and air from the calipers. each one had a rubber boot on it. I ordered "speed bleeders", two for the front and a different size one for the rear. to remove the "grub" screws I used large vice-grips that were able to bite into the grub and had enough leverage to break it free of the "lock-tite".
When I replaced my rear line I accidentally dropped a banjo bolt inside my bike--never found it! since my LT is my only transportation I ordered one and had it nailed to me via priority mail. I'm retired so didn't have to worry about showing up for work. I've also dropped fasteners, those c-clips fasteners screw into and washers that are never to be found again. SO, I have extras on hand, especially the c-clips which get loose.
while you are at it check the brakes pads and on the rear "swing-arm" replace the band holding the speedo to it--it commonly bites into the speedo line and causes the speedo needle to bounce.
Course, make sure you use the specified brake/clutch fluid. When you squeeze the lever for either the brake or clutch a little geyser spurts from the reservoir. People cover the reservoir with a hand, some report placing a quarter in the fluid to cover the little hole. But, make sure you have a clean rag to immediatly wash away, wipe up any splilled brake fluid that eats paint FAST!!!!
and you will discover that on the right hand side brake lever side there is a jack on the end of two wires that was not plugged into anything. Its for an extra cigarette lighter type jack that could be installed.
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