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post #1 of 7 Old 12-29-2014, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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Flush rear brake

Is it possible to do a rear brake flush without removing the rear luggage rack and plastics IAW the shop manual?

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post #2 of 7 Old 12-29-2014, 06:08 PM
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I accessed the rear reservoir without taking the rack and side panel off, but it was a little awkward and really limited working space. I needed to use a funnel to add fluid and had to be really careful putting the reservoir cover back on. I didn’t break/bend/crease any of the panels, but I guess that would be a risk.

I recently flushed my rear brakes and took the rear rack off, etc. Made access pretty easy.

I think you "could" loosen the panel and provide some access, but it's a lot easier just to take them off IMO.
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post #3 of 7 Old 12-29-2014, 06:34 PM
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Be carefull to not spill brake fluid on painted surfaces.
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post #4 of 7 Old 12-29-2014, 11:04 PM
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Bought some cheap epoxy syringes on ebay. With the seat off you can drain it or top it off with no problems. Did not have to remove anything else.
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post #5 of 7 Old 12-30-2014, 10:58 AM
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Maybe LeeK is on to something. I'd hate to mess with all the luggage rack mounts. My bike really need some fresh juice!
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post #6 of 7 Old 01-31-2015, 10:27 PM
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A carefully drilled hole in the right side of the battery box allows you to use a screwdriver from inside the battery box to remove the screw that connects the black frame cover, which covers the rear brake resevoir, to the orange tail piece.
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post #7 of 7 Old 02-01-2015, 07:30 PM
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Great idea on the battery box hole. Did it today works great. Used a step drill. Thanks.
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