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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 28th, 2014, 2:48 pm Thread Starter
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Bleeding the brakes on a later 07 K12GT

I'm not having any luck in this forum when I try to use the search option, I'm in the process of doing a pretty extensive service on this 07 GT.
I want to change the coolant and I am replacing the ABS module. What I'm looking for is a pictorial on how to bleed the brakes properly.
I did find a thread on changing the coolant.
I also need to know where the "Hall of Wisdom" is hiding, I could never find it.
Sorry for wasting anybody's time and thanks in advance !!
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I'm not having any luck in this forum when I try to use the search option, I'm in the process of doing a pretty extensive service on this 07 GT.
I want to change the coolant and I am replacing the ABS module. What I'm looking for is a pictorial on how to bleed the brakes properly.
I did find a thread on changing the coolant.
I also need to know where the "Hall of Wisdom" is hiding, I could never find it.
Sorry for wasting anybody's time and thanks in advance !!
You more than likely have the non servo Teves unit in your bike.
Bleeding is therefore straight forward ( if you have the older servo unit then ignore this post has bleeding will be a pig )
Although a spare pair of hands is handy.
When you have reinstalled the abs unit and tightened the four brake hoses.
Place bike on centre stand.
Remove brake reservoir cover.
Using a self bleed kit ( one of those that has a non return valve on the end )go to the front brake calipers and doing one side at a time, connect the plastic tube to the brake bleed nipple and slacken off brake bleed nipple a quarter turn.
Slowly pull the hand brake in and out whilst slowly pouring new fluid into the brake reservoir.
When no more air bubbles are present in the tube ,and reservoir is at correct level tighten the brake bleed nipple whilst holding in the front brake lever, repeat for other side replace reservoir cap.
For the back the reservoir is located under the rear seat.
Same procedure, but this time that spare pair of hands will come in handy .
Pump the rear brake pedal slowly, when there are no more air bubbles in the tube hold brake pedal down and tighten bleed nipple.
Brake bleed completed.

Is your Abs module faulty ?

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 3rd, 2014, 8:51 am
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I also have a 07 Gt and have bleed the brakes a few times . The previous responded basically walked you through the procedure, the only thing I would add is I always connect a small clear plastic line to the bleeded screw and put the end in a glass jar. I also make sure that the plastic line is higher than the bleeder screw and this makes sure no air gets back in the line . Takes about an hour. If you did work to the abs unit then there are veriuos screws in the line to bleed to at the master cylinder and so forth down the line to the caliper. Good luck
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Thanks for the info, I'm going to add some pictures with my next question.



This is what my ABS module look like.



My question is, what is this fitting for and does it have anything to do with bleeding the brakes? According to the parts fiche it is called a vent screw?? Do I need to be concerned about it? I do not have a maintenance manual or DVD to look it up so if anybody know what it is I would appreciate it very much.
Thank you.
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That's the Teves unit ( the newer type) you only need to disconnect those four hoses on the top.
There is also an electrical connector behind the abs unit that is held in place by large plastic tab you need to pull that up.
Is the unit kaput ?
Why I ask is that they can be easily fixed ,I did mine.
It's now two years since the repair and no further recurrences of the red light of death.

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