I have a 1999 K1200LT.
The Left front side brake line. On the Front wheel by the Left side caliber is leaking. And of course there is no braking power left aside from little in the rear brakes.
It looks like a short rubber hose.
First, is there a way to repair this?
Second: Where is the best place to buy a metal braided hose replacement ? Least expensive but good quality would be nice. I assume the other side (on the Right side of front wheel is the same).?
This looks easy enough to replace but maybe someone has an input or ideas on this.?
Thank you so much for your help.
I recently replaced my OEM lines with Spieglers ... before one burst. Replacing the lines was fairly straightforward, but I had my LT stripped down for a clutch job which helped a lot. I agree with others who say to bite the bullet and replace them all.
Bleeding the LT brakes is tedious. On my LT, there are 10 bleed ports and 12 bleed cycles as two of the ABS ports must be bled twice. Working alone, this took me 4 hours and I still don't have all the air out.
I think the wheel circuits are OK as the ABS pump really moves the fluid and purges things quickly and thoroughly. It is the control circuits that are the pain.
My front went fairly well, but still feels a little soft. I think because my bike is still on the lift and I couldn't turn the bars full lock left to properly orient the master cylinder.
The rear is a major pain. I spent close to 30 minutes getting out the air between reservoir and master cylinder. I spent another 45+ minutes going through the 4 cycle bleed between master cylinder and ABS. I could not get good flow out of any of the 3 ports for the rear. Have an air lock somewhere. Finally gave up and went to the othe 3 circuits where I had good success.
I will make another run at the rear control when I get back from a trip. I am hoping the 5 days of sitting will let some of the air naturally rise up from the rear master cylinder.
So, bite the bullet and Do them all at once and suffer the bleed cycle just one time.