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Concours 14 Discussion (C14 / ZG1400 / 1400GTR) => Concours 14 / ZG1400 General Chat and Tech => Topic started by: nando on October 13, 2013, 03:44:36 pm

Title: Bleeding Brakes on an ABS model
Post by: nando on October 13, 2013, 03:44:36 pm
Does one has to use the Kawi computer to bleed the brakes on an ABS?
Is there a particular order in which you have to bleed the valves?
Title: Re: Bleeding Brakes on an ABS model
Post by: mattchewn on October 13, 2013, 04:27:29 pm
Nando,
No on the KDS part. Make sure to protect all your plastic and paint. Start with the calipers and don't allow the reservoirs to become empty. As long as you do not let air in you will have no trouble flushing out the old fluid. While you will not get 100% of the old fluid out,( there will be a very small amount in the ABS accumulator that will be mixed with the fresh stuff next time the ABS pump runs), you will get more than enough to preserve your brake system parts. If you want to be incredibly anal you can flush the system, run the bike around a bit and then flush it again! If you already have air in the system then start at the master cylinder(s) and then work down from there.
Good luck,
Matt
Title: Re: Bleeding Brakes on an ABS model
Post by: TimR on October 13, 2013, 05:34:48 pm
I agree with Matt. No problem bleeding brakes and clutch on my 09 ABS.