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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old May 19th, 2020, 3:53 pm Thread Starter
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Rear Brake line connection at frame end

2007 K1200, 72k miles.

This morning on a short drive, reach my destination, park, and as removing helmet there is a puff of smoke from below the rear shock.

Doesn't smell like oil or coolant, almost no smell.

Tend to my business, derive home. Park and again, this puff of smoke.

Whatever it is, it hits the exhaust below the shock.

After a few minutes of investigation, it becomes clear that the chassis end fitting for the rear brake line is leaking under pressure.

I pull out a T40 to "tighten" the fitting. Apply brake pressure, problem not resolved.

So I need to remove the T40 bolt, replace the crush washers and reinstall the T40 bolt to the proper torque.

Here is the problem: I cannot figure out how to get a wrench on the chassis end of the fitting to isolate the fitting it when I am breaking loose the Brake line bolt. Is there something simple, or am I going to have to remove the gas tank and more to create room and access to that fitting.

I changed over my LT from the stock lines to Speigler Stainless last winter, so have some familiarity with brakeline fittings. This one looks like it needs a wrench on the chassis side.

Looking forward to some insight.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old May 21st, 2020, 8:48 pm Thread Starter
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Time to answer my own question:

Gas tank must come off. 18mm box wrench can be angled down to isolate any movement of the frame attached brake line fitting. T40 torx on the banjo bolt, and it is much as changing a brake line at the caliper.

But the gas tank needs to be removed
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