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post #1 of 6 Old Oct 19th, 2006, 7:14 am Thread Starter
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Question Rear Brake Fluid

I have the flashing lights in the morning and on the way home all is OK. Therefore according to past posts I need to add fluid. I attempted this last night but I can only get to the rear fill but to access the front rear fill I would have to remove most of the tupperware. Question do I only need to top up the rear portion ?

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post #2 of 6 Old Oct 19th, 2006, 7:53 am
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You will need to remove the right passenger foot peg and the right side panel. There are 3 bolts in the foot peg and 5 screws in the panel if memory serves me. You should be able to remove the top screw on the panel by gently pulling out on the overlapping fairing piece so that you can see the screw. It took me about 30 minutes from start to finish the last time.

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post #3 of 6 Old Oct 19th, 2006, 10:39 am
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I topped mine by removing a few of the side fairing screws near the brake res. and gently pulling the fairing out about 1/4". The tough part was getting the little screw lid off of the front part of the res. Take your time and it can be done. By the way, to stop the flashing lights I put in just a few drops of fluid. Just looking at the fill line you would have sworn it was full. Good luck.

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Be sure to check the brake pad thickness on all three calipers. As the pads wear, more fluid is pulled into the calipers resulting in a lower level at the reservoirs and a possible flashing waring light. If you just top of the fluid, then top it off again the next time it flashes, eventually the pads will wear down to metal on metal. Better to take a look at the pads and be sure. A flashlight helps when they're in place, or you can pull the pins and pads in a couple of minutes.

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He has a TRIKE so I am not sure how they tie into the brake system for the rear brakes. May be harder to get at the reservoir as well. I just never looked at one up close and personal.

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Wow, good catch, John.

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