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I've read most posts in the forum on bleeding 'brakes' and the clutch, watched a few u tube videos, (seemed pretty straight forward), went an got a mighty vac and some dot 4 and was going to do it tomorrow (its a 2013), then decided to double check to be sure to see if I could find a video for bleeding an 'ABS system'. I did find one but it was all maybe this maybe that maybe with ABS and linked brakes it will maybe need to be done with some type of specialised equipment only at the dealers :eek:. Has anyone replaced their fluid in their ABS system and was anything special required? : Thx.
 

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No not for me. I have ABS and it simply took more because of the larger system.
I didn't use any special equipment , just a bleeder hose.
I would think the vac devices would help but it's not necessary. :)
 

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Yep. +1. ABS isn't as scary as some make it out to be, especially on our bikes. Bleed from every bleed nipple until you get plenty of clear fluid, don't let any air in, and you'll be golden!
 

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Thank you Davidsheek and Romans 5.8, your experience and help is greatly appreciated :D. Although even in the manual it didn't make any specific reference to anything different with the ABS, the seed of doubt/'caution' was planted when I watched the u tube video that provided no real information about 'why' ...it just said that with ABS and linked brake systems it may require more attention. So I thought I'd better ask, I've learned it's always better and cheaper to be sure before instead of after. I like the cheaper part the best! Cheers
 

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I got the brakes and clutch bled yesterday,trickiest part was getting the hose to stay on the valve. I'll try to get smaller dia. next time, other than that it was straight forward. The clutch fluid was a lot darker than the brakes, and had some sediment in the bottom of the reservoir which just wiped out. Maybe there are better quality lines that might reduce or eliminate that..I wish checking the oil was that easy! :D Cheers (No I'm not crazy, my parents had me tested.)
 
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