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Brake Fluid Change,07/GT

Has anyone changed the brake fluid on an 07GT? I started to do this job and realized the procedures I have show reservoirs on the ABS unit and my GT doesn't seem to have these ressrvoirs .Also I have bleeder screws in the Calipers so I think this has been changed before. Thanks Mike
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The '06 GTs came with power-assisted brakes. That means the hand and foot controls are separate circuits from the front and rear wheel circuits, so bleeding is a bit more complicated. That may be the procedure that you have.

The '07 and up bikes have ABS, but no power assist, so the front lever connects directly to the front calipers, and the rear pedal connects directly to the rear calipers. There are still points on the ABS unit that can be bled, but no separate reservoirs that need to be filled there.

If you take your time and bleed it like a normal brake system it'll work just fine. Just don't let the main reservoirs get so low as to introduce air and you shouldn't have to mess with the ABS unit at all.

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Thanks Meese I"ll keep you posted. thanks again Mike
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Thanks Meese, all went according to plan . I used a peice of tubing to put over the nipple and went slow and all is good took about2 hours. thanks again Mike
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Since we're on the topic of the 06 being different....can someone point me to the procedure for bleeding a power assisted 06?
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Since we're on the topic of the 06 being different....can someone point me to the procedure for bleeding a power assisted 06?
Since you asked ... in the Hall of Wisdom is the following:

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It's written for the K1200RS, but the braking system is the same, process is the same as well



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Thanks a lot...I did search and see this but wasn't sure it was the right procedure for my 06GT.

Again Thank you!
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I haven't seen the insides of a '06GT, so I don't know that all of this proceedure is the same. For example, I'm betting the battery isn't in the same location wrt the ABS servo/brain, so some adjustment on parts placement is going to have to happen. On the RS, you had to remove the battery to bleed the servo.



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Has anyone changed the brake fluid on an 07GT? I started to do this job and realized the procedures I have show reservoirs on the ABS unit and my GT doesn't seem to have these ressrvoirs .Also I have bleeder screws in the Calipers so I think this has been changed before. Thanks Mike
Mike - Could you have bought one of those cheap illegal bootleg repair CDs from the Internet? If so, consider buying a current, genuine BMW repair RepRom DVD from your BMW dealer. It has the latest info.
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