I bled the ABS section of my rear brake and I have rear brakes! The lever would reach full travel with no resistance and when pumped a bunch of times I could hear air slightly leaking from the abs area. I can't hear anything now, so hopefully it will last a little bit. I'm not hopeful and don't really use the rear brakes much, but they're handy when stopped on an incline and I want to rest my wrists.
And a huge thank you to silentservice703for posting the service bulletin for rear brake bleeding. I can't find the service manual anywhere for my abs model and without him it still wouldn't work.
Finally got everything together again, after doing the whole fuel-hose-filter-fittings-connectors and bottom plate thing -- And the dang thing fires up at the first push of the starter button .. Acting like I've just shut it down yesterday .. Not a single hiccup .. just straight into a nice relaxed idle .. and immediate throttle pickup, like I'm used to .. Managed to service my rear brake before putting the tank back on... The F4 must have the most inconveniently located rear brake reservoir EVER .. Tomorrow will be the day for a nice test ride ..
Did an 80 odd mile local roads blast at a fairly spirited pace at times, cleared my head a treat! Did a checkover when I got back, thankfully no problems. It surprises me how much attention a 15 year old machine gets from other bikers and sometimes the public! Waiting in traffic I often get car drivers saying "nice bike mate". Bikers often say it sounds amazing.
All helps to oil the wheels of life!
Cleaned the front end.
Took her for spin to dry out the spokes.
Checked air pressure, I find these require checking every week or so.
Only one mono, up West Coast Highway...
Came home and had a vino while admiring the shiny clean wheels (did rear the weekend before).
Want a little crazy white some new U channel trim and I couldn’t be happier. Fit perfect around the headlight, ignition cover, and deleted passenger seat cover. Particularly excited about the headlight! That’s one high-vibration area I’ve been looking to dampen for years and it worked like a charm!
Finally received the new fuel hoses. So basically I started out ordering the metal CPC’s, then thought why not replace the hoses too for something better looking like a kevlar one, so I started looking, in the end I went with XRP
Pro Plus hoses which are smooth bore convoluted teflon, kevlar braid with silicone protection outer! This gives them smooth radius and flow, good bending properties and protection As well as easy clean. These are -6plus. My intention was to go with a horseshoe metal fitting on the fuel rail, but they only came with a -6an fitting which meant another fitting would be required pushing up cost and eating into space at the fuel rail, so I instead I went with virtually the same plastic efi connectors on the rail as stock.
old vs new
original hoses had some wear and a nick in it!
crimped connectors on the fittings, black at the rail end and one black one nickel at the pump end to replicate the factory black and white connectors somewhat. Unfortunately the crimping job wasn’t as neat as they looked in the literature, post crimping they seem to get a bit mangled
good old plastic cpc’s...replacing them, what could possibly go wrong?
Tried a few things to shift it, fortunately I had one of these!!
thankfully it was removed intact and replaced with the metal numbers!
thought I’d do the rear brake fluid before fitting the tank as it wasn’t working great...wtf is that?? Hopefully it’ll work properly now!
And after firing up Eventually last night on putting on the new hoses, today it won’t start and there’s pressurising in the tank from the hose coming from the top of the pump, which was only changed 2 years ago!!
Looks like off the road again...anyone recommend best place to get genuine parts in the uk? My last order from MV-parts online took weeks and weeks!
Better start a new thread Nitospecific to your new problem as to not bog down this one. I'll then ask if you changed the filter and age of all internal hoses. Others will chime in then as well. Good pics!
@Nito ....hose popping off the fuel pump is well known dilemma.
If the internal hoses are more than a few years old you should replace. @silentservice703 can fix you up with the correct hose (submersible injection hose...very expensive!!). Or you can get it locally. Replace the Clic-R clamps with worm screw type on the end that pops off !!!!