Join Date: May 2004
Location: Hazel Green, AL, USA
Re: 2002 K1200LT Integral ABS Bleeding
There are two separate circuits for front and rear. Control and wheel. That reservoir under the seat has two chambers. The front one is shared between the rear control and the rear wheel circuits. The rear chamber is for the front wheel circuit only and the handle bar reservoir is for the front control only.
Sounds like you need to bleed the rear control circuit. You should have the factory manual to help you throught it. There is a sequence to bleeding the three ports on the ABS unit that are control ports. You never can just use front brake only on the 2001 and up LT. You pumped the rear reservoir dry by using the front brake as they are linked and it was puhing fluid at the rear wheel as well.
First thing you need to do is push fluid from the rear caliper up to the reservoir with a syringe. Once you have done that you can bleed the control circuit with the key OFF. No pumps here.
Port #1 is the short nipple on the inboard side (at the base of the round black thing). Port # 2 is the short nipple in the side of the unit on the outboard side (look between the pipes for a recess). Port #3 is the tall nipple on the inboard side. Order is 1,2,3 and then 1 again until all air is out from pushing the pedal with the key off. It helps to have a 7mm wrench that has been bent 90 degrees.
Then (make sure to keep the reservoir full) turn on the key and pump some fluid out of the calipers (have the pistons pushed all the way back). This should eliminate any residual air frum the push fill you did earlier.
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