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Thread: '12 K1300S - Front Brake Circuit Fluid Renewal

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    Question '12 K1300S - Front Brake Circuit Fluid Renewal

    Hey all, did a search for this info and didn't find answer. So here goes from a first time owner: is there a hack to the 'special tool' apparently needed to release the front brake reservoir cap? Also, do I really need to replace the filter with this fluid change out? I know I'll need to acquire a GS-911 to cycle the ABS pump to purge the old fluid out. Thank you.

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    I use a pocket knife to push in the two tabs at the same time. Anything that lets you push in both tabs will work.



    When I have changed the brake fluid I did not change the sponge. After the last fluid change I found out I should change the sponge and plan to do it next time.
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    I made a tool from a 8" piece of coat hanger wire, bent into a C shape with the two ends pointed at each other.
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    Even thriftier is a couple wraps of dental floss twisted on a machine screw to squeeze the tabs.
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    Thanks for the hack ideas, much appreciated. I must say the floss is the most ingenious of the bunch.

    I guess it s necessary to replace the yellow sponge with a new one when doing this procedure.

    And Lee, is that an aftermarket speedo bezel with the white hash marks? I suppose they are there to help keep you out of trouble with LEOs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fissioner View Post

    And Lee, is that an aftermarket speedo bezel with the white hash marks? I suppose they are there to help keep you out of trouble with LEOs.
    The carbon dash cover is aftermarket. The hash marks are just pin stripes that make it easier to read the speedo at a quick glance.
    Lee 2011 K1300S
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