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Old 02-17-2018, 04:37 PM
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So who all here is getting ready to deal with the ABS/fluid flush debacle? I will probably have a dealer do it but I have mixed thoughts about it. Since when that particular (Chinese manufactured) HCU fails you don't just lose ABS but actually lose normal braking also, I don't know as I trust it even after the prescribed activation/flush the recall will do.

Considering reverting it back to non-abs. It was an option on mine and the non-abs line assemblies ($$) are readily available. Or, pop for a new HCU ($$$) and either pay a dealer for the Digital Tech flush or also pop for a DTT and do it myself when I want.

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My bike is in the range, but have not received anything from the mothership just yet.

We flushed the fluid about a year ago in a buddies shop. He commented that for the age, it was remarkably clear. He has a system that activates and tests the ABS, so I'm good.

Doubt very seriously that I'd let HD touch it. Recall or not.
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Yeah I am torn about the dealer doing it, if they really can.

Because at most factory dealers you have to sacrifice a calf and burn the entrails on the pyre to just glance in the shop doors when they swing open a crack.

Mine is not in the recall years, but time wise it is due, but I may just suck the reservoirs dry with the fluid syringe thingy and top up and then bleed the system in the "normal" manner.


If the HCU does fail, you basically have standard brakes with a cool fault light glowing at you.
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Got my recall letter today. Still undecided as to what I'm going to do.
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Well, I went to Joplin and had the recall flush done today. Took an hour. Mechanic came out and told me the HCU functioned perfectly during the procedure and my fluid and master cylinders were spotless when they started. Should be, I change fluid fairly often.

So during, I was BS'ing with the service manager and mentioned that as far as I was concerned since they have now done the procedure that if the ABS fails in the future it's on the moco's dime.

You know he wasn't very impressed with my logic on that subject.
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Strange every time I changed the oil and filter on a car at the dealer the exterior and instrument lights were guarantied for the life of the car afterwards.


Because six months or more later, they would come back and say they were working just fine before I changed the oil.


Yes I got to replace them for free, because it was my fault...
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