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post #1 of 7 Old Apr 27th, 2018, 7:52 pm Thread Starter
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Bleeding brakes

Afte replacing brake lines the ABS is bled but having trouble getting fluid to calipers. Any ideas?
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post #2 of 7 Old Apr 27th, 2018, 10:11 pm
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Afte replacing brake lines the ABS is bled but having trouble getting fluid to calipers. Any ideas?
It is an 03 by your previous posts. That makes it an I-ABS system. Have you watched Kirks video on how to do it? there are 4 circuits you need to bleed.

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I guess I need to start putting the yr of my bike in my posts. Sorry! I guess my question is, do I need to have all the lines replaced before bleeding? I was trying to bleed the front before moving to replacing the back. As I’m writing this with needing to bleed the ABS first maybe the back should probably be done first to?
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Re: Bleeding brakes

Yes, replace all the brake lines first. Then move on to filling and flushing everything.
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Re: Bleeding brakes

You do not need to bleed anything until you replace a line and let air into the system. The fronts are separate from the rear so don't even mess with them unless you are flushing new fluid. If that is the case it is not a bleed but rather an exchange of fluid.

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I guess I need to start putting the yr of my bike in my posts. Sorry! I guess my question is, do I need to have all the lines replaced before bleeding? I was trying to bleed the front before moving to replacing the back. As Im writing this with needing to bleed the ABS first maybe the back should probably be done first to?
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Thank you all for posting and helping me. I just finished bleeding the brakes and tomorrow I will put the seat on and test. But wow just pulling on the front brake. It’s so much more responsive and right there. Really glad it popped now before I hook up my new trailer and hit the road). Thanks again for all the help)))

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