Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Winchester, VA, USA
Re: Trouble Bleeding Brakes
Glad you changed your original rubber brake lines for the stainless braided type.
When my 1999 R1100RT brake line failed (rear line) I was sitting in my driveway and stepped on the brake while I started the engine in neutral. The rear line split and shot brake fluid clear across the driveway (20'). I can imagine what it would have felt like if I had lost a brake line on the highway or at a traffic light.
I recommend that ANYONE who is still using OEM rubber brake lines on these fine old bikes to make changing the brake lines to modern stainless braided lines your top priority, any brand. I had a complete set custom made by a source in Canada for less than $100.00. What a difference in stopping power!
1983 R100 Airhead & Velorex 562 Sidecar
2000 K1200LT (SOLD! ...just too darn tall for me!)
1999 R1100RT-P (SOLD!)
1983 Honda Nighthawk 650 (SOLD!)
1973 Yamaha 125 Enduro (Ripped off!)
My Avatar? U.S. Army - Kagnew Station, Asmara, Eritrea, East Africa, 1972-1973