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post #1 of 2 Old Aug 26th, 2013, 8:44 pm Thread Starter
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Exclamation Brake fluid leaking from vent tube

I have a 2002 K1200LT with almost 87000 miles on it and I can sometimes find brake fluid leaking out the vent tube. This usually happens when the bike is on the side stand angled AWAY from the tube end. This tube is already routed to the back of the bike (non muffler side) but can't figure out why it would leak. At one point I had to add two cap fulls of brake fluid to make the flashing lights (low fluid) alarm go away. Any ideas?
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post #2 of 2 Old Aug 27th, 2013, 12:41 am
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Re: Brake fluid leaking from vent tube

Usually it will only leak out of the vent tube if the reservoir was full and you pushed the pads/pistons back in one of the calipers. I would look for the source of the leak if you have to keep adding fluid frequently.

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