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Does anyone know if there was special procedure to bleed brakes on new model?
The new model has connection between front and rear brakes (for emergency braking) and ABS module with angle sensor. Those two things are different between '14 and '18 models.
I asked at my dealer and he made inquiry to main Suzuki service but still has no answer. He also does a lot of servicing of BMW bikes and said, for example, on some BWM models you have to bleed brakes with ignition on, on some others with engine running. I have no idea if connection between front and rear brakes are hydraulic or electrical.
Service Manuals of '18 model would be of great help I guess, but I only have '14 model Service Manuals. Maybe someone can shad some light on the subject.
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I believe the 14 manual applies to 18, they just insert additional pages if there is anything 18+ related. No pages, no changes I guess.

When I changed fluid on my 14 I did not need to have engine running and fluid flowed right through ABS unit.
 

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Well, when I changed fluid on my '14 model, I also had no problems. But now, after I used same procedure on '18 model, two weeks later rear brake was full of air and not working anymore. I bled it and it took so much oil to purge all of the air that I couldn't believe it. When I was bleeding it first time, I didn't let any air in but obviously I did something wrong. Now it has no air but I'll see if it stays ok in next few weeks. I have no ideia where the air found its way in as I haven't touched the pads (cylinders) and bled both brakes and clutch with vertical hose on nipples so old oil was filling the hoses and no way air could get in. Also, I made sure no air could come in through the brake fluid reservoirs as I was topping them up correctly while bleeding the brakes and clutch.
 

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Just found out banjo on front left caliper is leaking brake fluid. So, trip to the dealer, I guess.
I was just puzzled with my brakes loosing pressure if bike left sitting for more then a week. Few pumps on the lever would bring brakes back to normal but I knew it's not the way it's supposed to be.
I don't know if only short hose needs to be replaced or whole front left caliper.
 

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Shouldn't just a new copper sealing washer solve that?
 
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