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I cannot squeeze the front brake on my 2009 roadking.

I opened the line and finally got fluid to pump through when I opened the inlet to the abs module. Do I need to replace the module or might I be able to repair it? Thanks

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There is a service bulletin out (M-1251).
It's a "MAP" the dealership loads, which is a new alibration for it.

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SOURCE: replace handle bars on a 2006 HarleyDavidson RoadKing

I added a 2 inch riser to my dyna and didnt have to replace any cables, so - to answer your question, not always. There is plenty of wiggle room, however, if there is gonna be more difference that about 2 inches, replacement will be required. ADJUSTMENT WILL DEFINITELY be needed. And no, its not difficult, when u have the bars off, its nearly 1/2 done anyway

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SOURCE: Front braking is lost after changing lever.

the abs module needs to be bled via the hd digital technician 2 software; sorry need to take it to a dealer; can't fully bleed the module w/o it and it may interfere w/ warranty issues later

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SOURCE: 2003 hd roadking the front brakes will not release

non return type blockage in the brake master cylinder. Requires stripping the master and replacing valve. A big bleed may help to clear the fault. Fluid is leaving the reservoir and unable to return. Fluid only flowing one way. See your dealer if you are not confident in re-building the master cylinder.

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SOURCE: ABS Brakes. I rode

As for disabling the rear abs, just disconnect the rear sensor dude. No need to change bearings or anything else. The ABS warning light will flash, reminding you that it is disconnected.------------ To completely disable ABS, both front and rear brakes then:--- Pull the fuse ,cut the wire to the ABS light and disconnect the wires to the wheel sensors. Also disconnect the main wiring harnes to the ABS computer. ------------- This will help.Thanks.Helpmech.

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If you have replaced the line from the front to the back, there is a lot of air in the line. The proper way to bleed the brakes (for the average guy with no shop) is to;

#1, OPEN the bleeder screw,
#2 THEN have your friend push the brake pedal down fully to the floor and HOLD IT DOWN. Then you
#3 CLOSE the bleeder, so no air can enter the line from there,
#4 THEN have your friend let the pedal up after you have closed the bleeder screw.

Repeat this process untill you have fluid coming out of the bleeder screw. Remember, after your friend has pumped the brakes a few times, the fluid level in the Master Cylinder's reservior will
go down, and you need to refill it as the fluid gets pumped into the line. Do not let it go empty, or you will have to start all over again. Every time the brakes get pumped, the fluid will only go down the line a few inches, so you will have to do this Procedure many times, like 15 or so.

Once you get the fluid coming out of the bleeder screw, do the bleed procedure a couple more times, until there IS NO AIR left in the system and all that is coming out is fluid with NO bubbles.

You MUST do BOTH sides, right AND left of the rear, as there is only a single line to the rear, which splits into two above the axle, and now there will be air in both sides. Then, tighten the screw, top off the master cylinder, and you are done.

If you simply opened up the bleeder screw, and then pumped the brakes with it open the whole time, the master cylinder simply pulled air back into itself every time you let the brake pedal up, resulting in no fluid being pumped into the line.

Also, if the master cylinder ever was EMPTY, then you may have to bleed the cylinder itself. This is done by disconnecting the brake line (rear brake, the one you just had off) from the cylinder, and putting a hose from the line inlet in a small loop back into the master cylinder's reservior. Then, pump the brakes. The cylinder will then pump the fluid directly back into itself. The idea is that you do not let the master cylinder pull any air back into itself, from the line inlet. So, as the cylinder pumps out the air, the only thing it can get back in is FLUID. Do this until there are no more bubbles coming out of the line.

Then perform the above-mentioned Bleeding Procedure. If you do the Bleeding Procedure correctly, and the fluid level in the master cylinder does NOT go down, and you are still not getting fluid to the bleeder screw, then that will tell you that you have to bleed the Master Cylinder.

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Hello, There are scanners made for the ABS system. There is valving inside the ABS unit which routes the brake fluid to the Calipers. It may be not so much that the right wheel is grabbing, but the left wheel is not braking.

There are also different methods to bleed the brakes. Some people like to pump them, some have pressure bleeders, some gravity bleed. I use a Vacuum bleed which seems to work good for me.
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You should be able to jack the front up and have a helper pump the brake and spin the front wheels by hand. The action on the left and right side should be similar.

Before you go to use an ABS scanner, disconnect the ABS plug-ins and check for corrosion on the pins. Use a little WD40 or Electrical cleaner on the connections and then reconnect them and try it.
Remember to follow the pattern of bleeding the longest brakeline first. Usually the drivers front is the shortest line. All scanners are not equal, only the more expensive units have the ABS test function.

Good Luck with this, would like to know what finally cured it.

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