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post #1 of 5 Old Jul 19th, 2014, 5:24 pm Thread Starter
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I survived the brake bleed

Just got done with the brake flushing on my 2006 LT with 20k on it.
Everything went well, pretty easy really, the old fluid was awful nasty, looked like root beer.
I bought the bike in April, with no service records.
I've done everything else, O2, spark plugs, coolant, filters etc.
Last thing I have left on my list is clutch fluid flush.

later..Randy
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post #2 of 5 Old Jul 22nd, 2014, 5:52 pm
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Congratulations! My 2002 survived my efforts last month, with only a few barely-visible spots where fluid hit the corner of the windscreen and the dashboard. My reminder to use a drape next time.

Yep, root beer came out of my tap too.

It is a good feeling to have accomplished this, particularly when I estimate the $$ savings in labor.

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This is on my list also, lucky for me I have a 2000, should be easy.
Congrats, should help keep it in good shape longer.
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Congratulations! My 2002 survived my efforts last month, with only a few barely-visible spots where fluid hit the corner of the windscreen and the dashboard. My reminder to use a drape next time.

Jim
To help prevent creating the mess on the windscreen and dash.....place a quarter in the bottom of the reservoir when doing the bleed. Just remember to remove it when you are done.

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To help prevent creating the mess on the windscreen and dash.....place a quarter in the bottom of the reservoir when doing the bleed. Just remember to remove it when you are done.
Good idea! But what if I can afford a nickel?

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