2011 ABS brake line

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by ROOT BEER KING, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. RUSHMORE_14

    RUSHMORE_14 Junior Member

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    I want to replace stock line with stainless line.....
    Can I get away with not removing the tank? If not, is it a big job to remove it?
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  2. Harttoo

    Harttoo Senior Member

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    Tank is very easy to remove if You follow service manual.You have to remove screws at console and mounting screws for tank. Gas line is a quick fitting.Best to run gas low before removing ,so tank is not so heavy or gas sloshing around when moving.
     
  3. RUSHMORE_14

    RUSHMORE_14 Junior Member

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    Thanks for the input Hartoo, I'm in the process right now. Stock lines will work but I like the look of stainless.
     
  4. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    I think you'll have a WHOLE NEW Can of Worms when you replace the ABS Brake lines...

    Check with a dealer and ASK them what you need to do when doing the line change...

    My understanding IS that you can not even Bleed a line without special tool that their shops have...

    Check First OR be Sorry Later.:(

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  5. RUSHMORE_14

    RUSHMORE_14 Junior Member

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    Whoooooaaa, Bubbie, THAT's a bit of big news.
    Thanks.....
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  6. DFHarley19

    DFHarley19 Active Member

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    BUBBIE is corrected!

    In my 2010 Touring Service manual and it says...

    WARNING

    Any time the ABS module, either master cylinder, or any
    line between a master cylinder and the ABS module is
    disconnected or replaced, Digital Technician II must be
    used during the brake bleeding procedure to verify all air
    is removed from the system. Failure to do so could result
    in air in the hydraulic brake system, reducing brake effi-
    ciency, which could result in death or serious injury.
    (00585b)


    BUBBIE is right! You better check with dealer first.

    Please keep us posted!

    Thanks!
     
  7. RUSHMORE_14

    RUSHMORE_14 Junior Member

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    Wow!
    Going tomorrow or Thursday
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  8. 34thestickupkid

    34thestickupkid Active Member

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    What would you benefit,from changing your abs lines?
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  9. hillbilly81

    hillbilly81 Active Member

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    Because chrome will not get you home but it will get ya....well you know what I mean
     
  10. RUSHMORE_14

    RUSHMORE_14 Junior Member

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    Looks nice and read somewhere that it improves performance. Still have stock lines on, just re-routed them (clutch, brake). Still work with new bars. I bought the stainless lines, but found out that stock ones work fine.
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