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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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ABS brake bleeding on a new bike

I like the idea of a new Shadow Aero with ABS brakes. I do all the maintenance on my bike but I don't know about flushing/bleeding the ABS brakes. Is it the same as I have always done on my 2005 Aero, or does the ABS require something special? Hopefully it doesn't need some dealer only scan tool to properly bleed the brakes.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 07:31 PM
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ABS doesn't effect how you bleed the brakes at all.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 05:44 PM
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I've bled the brake system on my ABS equipped truck without any problem. From what I hear, the 'problem' requiring a dealer comes when you get air in the system. To purge the air out of the pump requires a special scan tool / computer that will force the pump to activate. Can't say for sure that you're safe to do it yourself.

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Zanshin is correct. There is a procedure for bleeding ABS brakes. Different for every application. Not sure of the procedure on your Aero, but you don't just go breaking loose the bleeders and start pumping. Air will cause havoc on servo assisted brakes.


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