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Thread: Brake Bleed on '08 R1200R

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    Barback King rapiddog's Avatar
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    Question Brake Bleed on '08 R1200R

    2008 R1200R ABS with 12k miles
    Brakes have never been bled.

    I've done this service on an R11S and other servo bikes.
    This '08 gen ABS I haven't.
    I've read the tech threads BTW.

    Two questions:
    1) What is the point of removing the calipers as shown on the one tech thread.
    2) Can I just pump and bleed on this '08 model as one would on any other non ABS bike ?
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    Barback King rapiddog's Avatar
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    ....O.K., I found the post-'07 thread. Cool.
    I'm still not clear on why you should remove the calipers though...
    "...the burble of my exhaust unwound like a long cord behind me. Soon my speed snapped it, and I heard only the cry of the wind...." Larry of Arubia

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    I pull the calipers on my bikes so I can fully retract the pistons to minimize the cavity behind the pistons where old brake fluid can dwell. It is my belief that I'll get a better flush by doing that. I may be wrong.

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