Is there any Illinois riders out there? I just bought the bike today and it has the dreaded wig wag of the ABS lights. I am not afraid of a wrench. The bike only has 21K on it.
OEM brake lines were rubber/something tubing and quite flexible. Replacements (aftermarket) are stainless braided lines and pretty stiff. Speigler is a popular brand used by lotsa folks here on the forums.14wntr said:The battery was replaced by the previous owner at the end of last season. How will I know if the brake lines are replaced? I do not see any leaks.
The 00s do have bleed nipples. They're even shown in the shop manual. The manual says that the ABS unit doesn't need to be bled unless it's been opened or drained. When my ABS faulted the first time in May 2008, I bled at the wheel cylinders and at the ABS unit. I had bled the brakes not long before, so the fluid was still clean. The first bit of fluid from the ABS unit was very brown. It doesn't get turned over. Since I've removed and installed the ABS unit three times, I know there are bleed nipples.BecketMa said:Our 00s don't have bleed nipples on the ABS.
Sometimes if the rear reservoir gets a little low, like a teaspoon low, the lights will keep blinking.
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Nobody uses OEM lines for replacement so if yours are not nice stainless steel woven lines the you have the 12 year old stock lines. See "Speiglers".14wntr said:The battery was replaced by the previous owner at the end of last season. How will I know if the brake lines are replaced? I do not see any leaks.