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post #1 of 12 Old Nov 19th, 2005, 7:34 pm Thread Starter
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ABS Flushing and Bleeding 101

Found the link below when doing some other bike research. Looks like a good procedure for brake system maintenance to add to the other excellent procedures in this forum. I'd like to hear an opinion from someone that knows more than me (should be easy to find someone that fits that bill).

BMW Integral ABS Systems Flushing and Bleeding 101

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Excellent, Great find.
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Seems to treat both the brake circuits and the control circuits. Mark Neblett's comments will be most appreciated.

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Just made a fast pass through it -- looks like an excellent piece. And because the '05s use the same Integral unit as the RT in the article, it probably means I don't need to do another fluid change article using my new bike

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Mark,

It looked like the article used an RT for the procedure. I previously read the excellent procedure you published, but I did not compare the two. I am inferring from your comments that my '03 (and other pre '05) uses a different integral unit than the one in this procedure. Is this assumption correct? Do folks use your procedure (or a combination of yours and Meese's) for pre '05 and use this one for '05 and beyond? Thanks.

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Is this procedure useful for those of us with pre integrated brakes or is there another article floating around out there?

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This procedure is good for the new bikes Doc. Ours are actually easier to do, just takes two people to do it right and quickly. Betcha we can show you how it's done at LT Spring Training Camp II.

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Whats LT spring training camp?

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Does this article apply to the K1200LT also? Thanks Mark
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It is a fun gathering of mostly South Eastern US LT owners in the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina. Come on over and have some fun.

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So what's the verdict on this article? Will it work on my LT? (an '02). It sure has some nice pictures. I also like the associated article that describes how to make the special tool (funnel).

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Toolman,

In a word yes- except your wheel circuit reservoirs are not on the abs unit itself but shared in a dual chamber unit on the right side behind the saddle bag. So you won't need the special funnel. Also I believe there are, for each control circuit, only two vs. three bleed screws on top of your abs unit the third (cross chamber) one is on the side and requires a special tool to bleed. Other than that it is pretty much the same. On second thought you would do well to look in "Articles" for the '02 bleed article and follow it down to the link by Mark Neblett to his complete article. It has everything described in detail.

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