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post #1 of 15 Old 10-09-2011, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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DL650 '09 ABS brake bleed procedure

I'm looking for (and not really finding) the official procedure for bleeding a 2009 with ABS brakes. I'd like to know if (for example) there are additional bleeders on the ABS unit, and in what order you need to bleed them.

In the BMW world, the procedure depends on the what generation of ABS your bike has. Some require powering the ABS unit. Wondering what the equivalent procedure is for this bike.
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The procedure for bleeding ABS brakes is no different than the non ABS. The ABS supplement in the service manual just refers to the '04 manual for bleeding.

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So, no additional bleed valves in the system?

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So, no additional bleed valves in the system?
That's right.
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OK, thanks. I'll proceed as usual.

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bleeding ABS brakes

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OK, thanks. I'll proceed as usual.
Did it go OK?

I need to rebuild my front calipers, and want to be prepared for bleeding an ABS Wee
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Keep in mind that if the vertical hose from the master cylinder to the caliper gets air in it, air bubbles rise, so it needs to be bled from the top. Bleed as usual, then crack the banjo bolt at the master cylinder (rag under to catch the fluid), squeeze the grip, tighten the bolt, release, correct the fluid level, repeat, repeat. It can be tedious, but it'll finally yield a firm lever. It sometimes helps to strap the lever down to the grip overnight.

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I agree there is no significant difference on how to bleed brakes with or with out abs system. To fasten the bleeding process you can use of a bleeding tool such as this.
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I have one of those vacuum bleeders. Works great when you don't touch the master cylinder banjo bolt or let the master cylinder go dry. I still had to bleed trapped air from the bolt after putting a new extended hose in.

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for the seond time dealer is trying to get the correct seals for my front calipers, and after he suceeds I will be bleeding my 2007DL650A front brakes.
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