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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 2008, 7:58 am Thread Starter
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losing brake fluid

last month flushed brake fluid from my '04kgt. had no problems, no error codes. after about 500 miles, red brake light came on. checked and front reservoir is way low. control circuit at handlebar is fine, as is rear reservoir. have speedbleeders in, no visible leaks. no leaks anywhere else, as far as i can see. help?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 2008, 12:11 pm
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In your search for possible leaks, check the banjo bolt and copper crush washers located on the right side of the frame, up by the steering head. The banjo bolt secures the brake line to the flex line of front brakes and can splatter brake fluid back onto the front shock and it's very hard to see.

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Did you do the ABS brain as well, or just the calipers? If it was just the calipers, fill it and see if it continues to drop. Even with speed bleeders, you'll see a leak. Fluid has to go somewhere visible. Hopefully, just air that snuck in when you weren't looking.

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