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I removed the rear caliper. All of the fluid escaped of courses.

What are the basics of the rear bleed on an 05 with abs?

I have read all i can find here about it but, I can not find 4 resivors?

thanks, dale :confused:
 

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dnifong said:
I removed the rear caliper. All of the fluid escaped of courses.

What are the basics of the rear bleed on an 05 with abs?

I have read all i can find here about it but, I can not find 4 resivors?

thanks, dale :confused:
Now I am REALLY curious...!!! Why did you remove the rear caliper??? How did you remove the rear caliper? Did you actually remove the brake line???
Changing the pads on an 05 is quite simple, simply remove the 2 small cotter pins, then pull the 2 pins that hold the pads in place, along with the spring plate, and the pads can simply be pulled right out. Then push the pistons back in the calipers and drop in the new pads. Put the 2 long pins back in, along with the spring place, and re-insert the 2 small cotter pins. Voila, you are done! No brake fluid spilled or anything to bleed!
 

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WARNING! If you're not absolutely sure of what you're doing, then pay a professional to do it right. Brakes are a critical safety item, and the Integral ABS on the LT is one of the most complicated systems ever put on a motorcycle.

That doesn't mean that this job can't be done at home with the proper tools and experience, but if you're not even sure where to locate the ABS pump and the rest of the control circuits, then put the tools down and step away from the bike. Seriously.

Having said that, if all you've done is pull the rear caliper then you should be able to reconnect and refill that circuit without messing with the rest of the system. It will need to be bled of course, and the electric pump may actually help you with this process. But once again you really have to know what you're doing or else leave it to someone who does.
 

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All is not lost. This is an easy fix. Remove the left side battery cover (tupperware) you will see the ABS unit. On it there are two reservoirs, one tall and one short. The short one is the rear wheel circuit. After you hook up the caliper fill this reservoir (hard to see level as it is black plastic). Once full open bleed nipple on rear caliper wait for fluid to run out. Then re-fill reservoir. Take a long piece of clear tubing and run it from the caliper bleed nipple back up to the reservoir. Open the bleed nipple and turn on the key and step on the brake. Let is pump for a while until all the bubbles are out. Close the nipple, remove the hose and top off the reservoir if needed.

Now start the bike and ride it very carefully to see if the ABS warning lights go out. If they do, carefully test the rear and front brakes. If no faults show up you are OK. Next opportunity swing by the dealer and have the Moditec bleed test conducted as a sanity check.

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