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Old 08-27-2007, 10:33 AM   #1
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Need to flush/change brake fluid... can someone supervise/walk me through it?...

As the topic says, I'm in need of a brake fluid flush. Since I've never done this before and since brakes are important to me, I was wondering if someone with experience would mind supervising me. I'll do the work; I just need an experienced set of eyes helping me out to make sure I do it correctly and don't end up with air in the lines (or making a total mess).

I live on the NW side of town (290/1960 area) and could do it at my place or could drive to someones else's place if requested/preferred (prefer not to drive far like to Clear Lake or anything, lol).

I have an 03 R6. The bike has 3350 miles on it and the fluid is nice and black. What fluid should I buy for this job?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:36 AM   #2
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No problem if U can come by the shop we can do it while U wait, or help, really easy, wont take long at all, and I cant do it any cheaper than free, hows that, tim
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:41 AM   #3
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That sounds good. I appreciate the offer. What are your hours? It would have to be on a Saturday since I work during the week and don't get home until late in the evening.
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:43 AM   #4
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Dont normally work on saturdays but I,m here sometimes on the weekends, sat and sunday sometimes, hours are 8-6 but often times we stay much later, let me know.
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I live right down the road from you and have a Mityvac bleeder just for those kind of things. I am out of town for another week but if you can wait that long I'll give ya a hand.

Check the owners manual, or the lid on the brake reservoir for the recommended type of fluid. Mine is DOT3

Might as well check your pads and do them at the same time if they are getting thin.
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:02 AM   #6
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Thanks.

I doubt I'll be able to do it until the next week or weekend since I'm going out of town for Labor Day weekend anyway.

The pads are still good to go so no need to change them out yet.
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Alright.. I'll be home on 9/6 so give me a shout
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No problem if U can come by the shop we can do it while U wait, or help, really easy, wont take long at all, and I cant do it any cheaper than free, hows that, tim
great offer there. once he sees how easy it is he'll be thinking daaaamn can't believe i made a thread about it.
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Now that Labor Day is past us, I have this weekend free. Tim, think you'll be at the shop any on Saturday morning?

If not, does anyone want to get together and walk me through this and help make sure it gets done correctly. , if anyone else wants to do it / learn as well, we can make it a 'tech session'.

Let me know.
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