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post #1 of 3 Old Aug 30th, 2008, 11:44 am Thread Starter
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Brake pads...oil leak

Last night I changed out the rear brake pads, the old ones were thinner than I realized when I removed them. Had to push the caliper pistons back in a couple of times to slide the new ones in. Everything went well, did a test drive and all was good.

This morning I woke up to a 2 inch diameter puddle of very thin oil under the bike. Nothing seems to be leaking but I do see a rubber line coming off the bottom of the right rear reservoir and heading to the front of the bike that was wet with oil.

I'm thinking I forced oil out of the system when I pushed the caliper pistons open but would like to know where it would vent from if this is the case. The brake oil I'm using is clear so I can't tell where the level is in the rear right reservoir.

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Ron

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post #2 of 3 Old Aug 30th, 2008, 11:53 am
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Re: Brake pads...oil leak

The same thing routinely happens to me. The rear reservoir has to be almost completely full on my '03LT in order to stop the flashing brake warning lights. When you pushed the calipers back in, you displaced some of the brake fluid. I see the fluid under the front of the right side case-the reservoir is just behind the front of the case. Not to worry.

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Re: Brake pads...oil leak

thanks Alan, just back from a long ride and all seems well, no leaking, brakes are fine.

Ron

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