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k1100wessex

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Has anyone successfully reached / changed the flexible brake pipe that goes from the front master cyl reservoir to the ABS metal pipe -- the ABS end seems impossible to access ? I have all the fairing off (obviously), and have tried accessing it with the rad off, but it makes no difference ?

Thanks.

    

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Hi - easiest way I have found is to remove petrol tank then Ignition unit under the headstock, then move the wiring harness sideways away from the offside central spine of the frame. There should then be enough room to get a spanner at the pipe and remove it.
Suggest a Venhill Powerhose Plus or similar as their fittings only have to be nipped up.
PS you cannot get to it from below as there is a shield between the outer frame legs.
Hope this helps
George

    

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George R wrote:Hi - easiest way I have found is to remove petrol tank then Ignition unit under the headstock, then move the wiring harness sideways away from the offside central spine of the frame. There should then be enough room to get a spanner at the pipe and remove it.
Suggest a Venhill Powerhose Plus or similar as their fittings only have to be nipped up.
PS you cannot get to it from below as there is a shield between the outer frame legs.
Hope this helps
George


K1100s don't have an ignition control unit.  Everything is in the Motronic. 

I haven't done my LT but I did put stainless lines on my K1100RS. As mentioned, the first step is to get the tank out of the way.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
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I replaced all of the flexible brake lines on my K1100LT a number of years ago with a set of stainless braided lines from HEL Performance.

As Duck says the tank most definitely has to be off and I think I had the fairing off as well (long time ago). One of the key ingredients in the exercise was "patience" as the join that you are talking about was a real challenge. I believe I used standard tools but I think if you had one of these ring spanners with a slotted end it might be very useful.

K1100LT ABS flexible brake pipe renewal Slotte10
So it can be done - good luck.

Cheers


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1990 K75 6427509; 1987 R80G/S PD 6292136; 2010 G650GS ZW13381; 95 K1100LT 0232224
    

duck

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Also, the ABS fittings, like some other brake parts, use off-sized box wrenches. 11 and 14mm if memory serves.

(If you're not a wrenching purist you can get away with using a couple of crescent wrenches.)


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

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Gaz80 wrote:I replaced all of the flexible brake lines on my K1100LT a number of years ago with a set of stainless braided lines from HEL Performance.

As Duck says the tank most definitely has to be off and I think I had the fairing off as well (long time ago). One of the key ingredients in the exercise was "patience" as the join that you are talking about was a real challenge. I believe I used standard tools but I think if you had one of these ring spanners with a slotted end it might be very useful.

K1100LT ABS flexible brake pipe renewal Slotte10
So it can be done - good luck.

Cheers
Often known as a flare nut spanner.

I wouldn't use anything else on a brake connector - flexible or rigid pipe, especially on older machinery. Over the years I've had to deal with many burred nuts that someone else has used an open end or adjustable spanner on previously.

If you don't have one the right size, buy it. It will pay off. 

Bill


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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

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