I just finished Saturday flushing the brakes on my '05 for the first time since I've owned it (1 year).
Followed John Z.'s DVD and all appeared to go smoothly..along with the short test ride (>5 miles) to ensure no ABS warning lights and good braking power - no issues observed.
Fast forward to last night - I happened to glance down on the carport floor and noticed a "puddle" of brake fluid!
In the 12 months since I have had the bike, it hasn't deposited a drop of anything on the floor. It was getting late, but I thought I could see where it had run from the vicinity of the ABS module on the LH side. I wiped down what I could and then proceeded to static-test the brakes for a few minutes with the bike idling. Didn't immediately see anything appear, but there were a few drops on the concrete this morning and a good bit larger amount when I got home from work tonight.
I'm not good at estimating amounts, but I'd say a half teaspoon? Took the Tupperware
back off and examined everything under a strong light. Thought I might have seen residue underneath the reservoir cap for the rear wheel circuit. Opened the reservoir caps on both front/rear and verified sufficient fluid levels and then tightened them back as far as I dared - definitely tighter than last time. Wiped everything down again and then proceeded to static-test like last night - didn't see anything leaking, but who knows?
Any ideas or suggestions? What's the torque on those caps? What happens if you overfill the reservoirs, etc.?
We leave on a multi-day trip Saturday morning and this is the last thing I want to worry about! TIA - Daniel