Brake fluid overflow hose

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Martincito, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. Martincito

    Martincito Adventurer

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    I changed the front brake pads on my bike after almost 50k. I had a brake fluid change service done by the dealer last year. When I pushed the pistons on the calipers to make room to the new pads a considerably amount of brake fluid came from one of the hoses next to the center stand.
    The bike seems to brake fine and I'm not getting any abs errors.
    Sould I check anything or all this is normal?

    Thanks!
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  2. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    This is normal. Last time the fluid was changed the pads were thin. When you pushed them back it needed to push the extra out of the vent tubes in the ABS Reservoir. Don't sweat it if you see drips for a few days.

    Jim :brow
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  3. Martincito

    Martincito Adventurer

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    Thanks Jim,
    As always, giving me fast all the right answers :clap
    Next time I'll ask your cell number and give you a call instead of posting :evil
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  4. malloy

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    When mounting new brake pads, check the fluid reservoir first. If it's high, it's a good idea to siphon some of the fluid out and avoid this drip down.:norton
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  5. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    On a normal bike I agree. On the servo-ABS it is not necessary since it has a vent line. Besides, it is a pain to pull the tank to do it.

    Jim :brow
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