Maybe someone can chime in on using the fluid to rinse any loose built up metal shavings at the bottom of your ABS unit waiting to be stirred up and sent through the system. As I read can happen, I am pretty convinced my brake fluid change sent metal into my rubber hoses, causing me to change them out with Spieglers. When removing a brake line, we saw some metal shavings. My friend said, "Looks like you will be replacing your ABS unit soon." I called him a lot of really bad names in my head but kept my mouth shut after his great help. I did flush all new fluid through my system after the new brake line install instead of circulating new fluid back into the system to get rid of air.
This is a two person job or least is made much easier with two people.
Hey Jim, thanks for the tips! I haven't gotten to the brakes yet, just methodically doing the tupperware watching Kirk on the monitor in the garage. I did the RT so many times over the last four years it is very familiar except for some added layers. I have also discovered two dead well nuts, two missing bolts and two non-bmw phillips bolts along the bottom left plastic as well as two under the left tipover rubber that are T15, lol. I imagine I may find something similar on the right side in the morning, unsure. The good thing about setting up a foam folding board, at least for the first time is you can visualize what is missing and what is not oem. AC, owner of Eurotek BMW in OKC is throwing a Ducati luncheon tomorrow but invited the BMW trash so I must be there for that and will see about a couple of well nuts and some bolts
With regard to the brakes, I did not get new banjo bolts, Kirk advised using the old ones so we shall see. What would shed metal pieces into the brake fluid?? Can those abs reservoirs be opened and evacuated? I haven't looked yet. Just to review, once I open the rear bleed bolt will it remove the front container of fluid and similarly from the front? Does anyone go in and clean out the receptacles or just let the fluid sweep it out? I don't know if the rear fluid container is dirty, the handlebar one looks pretty clean. My son is going to help when it comes time to operate the servos and pump/bleed.
JZeiller has mentioned pushing and I actually saw the device he has on a truck show on tv Jessie used to be on but don't have that, just a mity vac so intend to follow Kirk's process and hope for the best.
Are you around Wichita? I was born there, now in Yukon, OK, just west of OKC, maybe we can do a meetup one of these days once I get done catching Large Marge up, lol. I think most of the mature LT riders down here have switched to either 1600 GTL or went trike.