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Just done the steering bearings and have tried to reverse bleed the system. but to no avail.
Now I have found a reservoir behind the plastics on right had side (looking at front)
Any ideas what this is for?? as I thought the reservoir wad above the tilt motor.
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If you're talking about up front. The bigger one is for engine coolant.
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Success bleeding Tilt Lock.
pmatulew thanks for the pic, yeah I knew what they are for the, I have circled in green, the reservoir is behind a hatch. in the plastics. Its filled with brake fluid, this was black so remove all and topped up fresh.

When I was reverse bleeding the tilt this other reservoir did not fill up,

I was definitely over thinking the tilt lock bleeding.
Succeeded by reverse bleeding them, tilting the bike left and right, then just activating the tilt lock button a few time to pressurize the system..
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Not aware of any other fluid reservoirs.

Any chance of sending a pic of what you found?
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did fill the bearings with brakeflued???
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I did the bearings last weekend. I tinkered a bolt with a grease nippel.
Pitty enough the right side has a dead spot in the centre. It is steering much better now.

I hope he didn't put brake fluid inside the bearings
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pmatulew wrote:
Not aware of any other fluid reservoirs.

Any chance of sending a pic of what you found?
Sorry for late reply but here is poc of reservoir being plastocs
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Well that's certainly a brake fluid reservoir right out of the parts bin.

What model and year do you have?

Normally the reservoir would be mounted higher than the rest of the plumbing loop. So what hydraulic circuit would be below that? Rear brake?
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Wow! A hidden treasure!
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Is that perhaps for the floorboard mounted brake pedal?
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thats for the footbrake or ABS and its needs new flued
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Must be this then
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