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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Mar 29th, 2007, 1:04 pm Thread Starter
 
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'04 k1200 brake bleed help!

Surfed the archives a few months ago and found a very detailed procedure on how to bleed the evo brakes on an 04 k1200gt. However, now I am "forbidden" from accessing old posts when I search for this thread. Does anyone have the original text and pictures from this post by Gary Hollinger (?) made back in '03? I'm all ready to rock-and-roll, but I'm unable to access the instructions!

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...my e-mail is [email protected] if you would like to contact me with an offer of assistance.

Much appreciated,

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old Mar 29th, 2007, 3:00 pm
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...my e-mail is [email protected] if you would like to contact me with an offer of assistance.

Much appreciated,

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Bad time for your e-mail not to work! I'm trying to send you a PDF copy of the bleed procedure.

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Here you go....
http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=4385

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This might sound weird, but when I did the ABS unit bleed for the first time after buying the Beast, I had a blast.

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You guys are great! Thanks for the info. Time to get back to work. I'll let you all know how I make out when all of this is done...

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lbleed the brake

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Today I thought would be a good day to try bleeding the front caliper first. I hold pressing the hand lever and loosen the bleed valve. Once the fluid come out, I continue pressing the hand lever and immediately tighten the bleed valve before releasing the hand lever. But after I release the hand lever it never recover the pressure on the hand lever. I notice the fluid on the reservoir does not come down and when I turn on the ignition key, the fail lights (both the triangle and other light) alternating come on. After trying to pump the hand lever a few time with no success. Any idea what to do? thanks
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You are probably watching the wrong reservoir. When you open the valves on the front calipers, the fluid goes down in the reservoir under the seat, not on the handlebar.
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This will help you out bleeding your brakes.

If you pumped the reservoir dry you might have to back-fill the system.
Please do not screw up a $1,500 pump if you are not sure of what you are doing!
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Harry

This will help you out bleeding your brakes.

If you pumped the reservoir dry you might have to back-fill the system.
Please do not screw up a $1,500 pump if you are not sure of what you are doing!
Thank you for all who reply to my posting. I finally found the other reservoir next to the rear reservoir.
Yes, I pumped dry the reservoir. So now, How do I back fill the system? and should I also bleed the ABS, even if I bleed both of the front brake?
Again thanks
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