Extended front brake line, '13 Wee ABS
Greetings, fellow Strommers!
In anticipation of adding some moderate-sized risers, I ordered up a 2" extended front brake line from Richland Rich. Yes, I've read plenty of posts from others who said that with up to 20mm risers, there was no real need to extend the line...but I'm going to err on the side of caution.
While installation looks pretty simple, I have a couple of questions...
My only other experience with an ABS-equipped bike was an '04 BMW R1150GS...the one with the lovely whining "power assist" ABS pump! I learned how to cycle the brake fluid in that, which, while not difficult, was a bit of a drawn-out process. It appears the Suzuki system is altogether different.
- Top round connection to the front master cylinder, no (apparent) problemo.
- The bottom square 90 degree connector bolts up under the front triple tree, above the radiator; I can see the line going back to the pump, running back under the fuel tank.. That's the "in" line from the front master cylinder; line on other side goes down to the caliper, and then "y's" off to the wrap-around line for the other front caliper.
#1: Is there any slack in that line that goes back to the pump, to where I can get some wrenches on it to disconnect the existing line from the existing block, or am I going to have to remove a bunch of stuff to get to it?
#2: On the front end of that pump line, will the connection simply unscrew from the existing block or will I have to resort to winding the block end of that new line onto the pump line itself?
#3: When I crack that line that comes from the ABS pump to that front block, is that going to introduce air into the ABS pump itself? Will a bunch of fluid drain out of the the pump through that line, or, with the battery disconnected and no electrical connection, do internal valves prevent an air introduction / substantial fluid loss from the pump?
#4: I have the actual Suzuki service manual and went through the section that involved cycling brake fluid. It appears that while you can bleed from the front / rear lines, master cylinders to the respective calipers, there is no need to bleed the pump itself?
If I install the new line and bleed the front caliper, when I fire the bike up, is that going to replenish any fluid loss (if any) from the pump itself? If so, I'm assuming that I'll need to recheck the front master cylinder level after running the bike in case some fluid was drawn into the pump from the front m/c itself?
2013 Wee Adv...
EnduroGuardian bash plate/highway pegs/radiator guard;
AdventureTech LLC peg lowering mounts/mirror extenders/fork brace/shifter relocation kit, 2" extended front brake line;
Saddleman Gel-Channel Tech seat;
Barkbuster Storm hand guards;
Oxford heated grips;
Blue Seas 5025 6 circuit fuse block;
12v weatherproof power port;
Eastern Beaver headlight relay kit;
Cree LED lights;
Signal Dynamics voltage monitor;
PWD Stebel horn kit;
"Home grown" tool tube;
"Sasquatched" (Adventure Power Sports) rear shock
Madstad bracket and 22" screen
Roadstercycle SH775 R/R upgrade
SW-Motech bar risers
Mr. Ed's Moto custom seat
Superbright LED headlight bulbs and other bulbs converted to LED
Last edited by bendmac; 12-02-2018 at 07:59 PM.