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post #1 of 11 Old 08-07-2009, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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ABS Brake Line Extension

Im considering adding a longer brake line to the master cylinder for the front brakes on a 2009 ABS DL650. So I can install the Rox risers. Im looking at the fische for the entire front brake hose assembly. Once I get the old hose off an the new hose on, what is involved in bleeding the brakes? Im looking at the ABS and thinking: what if I cant get all the air out? Has anyone changed their hose out on an ABS (or had the hoses apart for any reason). Whats the proceedure for bleeding the ABS system once its been apart? How involved is it? Or is it not a porblem? Thanks!
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Im considering adding a longer brake line to the master cylinder for the front brakes on a 2009 ABS DL650. So I can install the Rox risers. Im looking at the fische for the entire front brake hose assembly. Once I get the old hose off an the new hose on, what is involved in bleeding the brakes? Im looking at the ABS and thinking: what if I cant get all the air out? Has anyone changed their hose out on an ABS (or had the hoses apart for any reason). Whats the proceedure for bleeding the ABS system once its been apart? How involved is it? Or is it not a porblem? Thanks!
There is no difference in brake bleeding technique with the ABS models. The 2007 ABS supplement refers to the main manual section for brake bleeding.

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You can change the hose, top the reservoir off, and get the air out without a "proper brake bleed" just by working the front brake lever for a few minutes. I've done it twice.

Just be careful not to get brake fluid on painted parts. DAMHIK

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Yeah I was thinking just drain the master cylinder and loosen the banjo bolts and put a rag over the lowest one to catch the fluid. Then leave the bolts a little loose and fill the mater cylinder. Maybe snug them a hair. Then fill and bleed the line through the banjos. I could work!
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Longer ABS Brake Line for Up & Back Risers and Lowering

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Im considering adding a longer brake line to the master cylinder for the front brakes on a 2009 ABS DL650. So I can install the Rox risers. Im looking at the fische for the entire front brake hose assembly. Once I get the old hose off an the new hose on, what is involved in bleeding the brakes? Im looking at the ABS and thinking: what if I cant get all the air out? Has anyone changed their hose out on an ABS (or had the hoses apart for any reason). Whats the proceedure for bleeding the ABS system once its been apart? How involved is it? Or is it not a porblem? Thanks!
After an injury (rear-ended into my knee while stopped at a light - the other driver hit the wrong pedal and swerved from another lane) as part of my "adaptive equipment" I need to add a set of Rox adjustable risers, too. I took them off my totalled DL650, and now want to install them on the replacement the '08 DL650 ABS.

1. For the ABS bike, I would like to know what replacement brake line you've (anyone) used, and it's source. Do you have a part number? It would greatly reduce trial-and-error search to know what worked (or didn't) for you.

2. I'm also lowering 3/4" with Murph's steel links and an equal amount at the forks. I'm looking for anyone in the know for information on bottomed-out clearance issues at the ABS distribution block under the forks. I may have to add an S shaped bracket, just in case front ever bottoms (not likely to happen - I'm riding pretty easy now). Is this an issue anyone else has dealt with, or is it not likely to happen at all?

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I would be interested in part numbers as well. I have an abs vstrom i would like to put risers on.
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Part Numbers for ABS Brake Line, Ergonomics

I ordered the black SS brake hose (for the ABS model) from a fellow Stromtrooper member who had them made up. Here is a link to a post in some of the other discussions: https://www.stromtrooper.com/245899-post26.html I didn't need a part number for the brake line; he knows.

He sent them immediately. I had a friend install it along with the risers, lowering links, handguards, etc. The brake line was as he described, a perfect match. I meant to post a comment before now. Even though it's stainless steel, it looks like the stock brake line with exactly the correct fittings, just like he said. I used a set of Rox risers (which are infinitely adjustable about 2" any direction) I had from the old bike, but any up-and-back risers would have worked for me. Link: Handlebar Risers for Dual Sport Motorcycles The handlebars are in a perfectly neutral position for me now.

I also added Van Desel's highway pegs and a back support. All these ergonomic changes worked perfectly for me; I have a neutral seating position with no fatigue after riding for hours. I can't sit still in a chair or car that long, but on the Strom I can alternate between the highway pegs and the standard pegs, have back support, neck, wrists, and elbows neutral. The ride is therapeudic rather than getting tired, sore or cramped. Last weekend I rode 3 hrs. from L.A./Valley to the Kern River and when I got there I couldn't believe I was ready to keep riding. I just wish I could ride everyday like I used to.

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How is the clearance on the other cables and wires after the 2" Rox riser? Anything bind or need to be re-routed?

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Russell makes brake lines that will work, you just by the banjo fittings to work
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Russell makes brake lines that will work, you just by the banjo fittings to work
Installed it today, 2 35 banjo ends and a braided line with a vinyl cover, looks great 21" total length
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