After I have given my VTX a good going over during my Winter prep, I noticed the brake lines have seen better days. Brakes were feeling a bit weak as well so I though it is time to change them out. I Most likely will not get to this until this January. My bike is in a heated garage so that's not a problem and I have watched as many you-tube vids as I care to. I doesn't look too difficult but I still would like to gather as much advise as I can before tackling any project that I have not yet done. So, I was wondering if anyone out there has done this and what advise you could offer.
As I recall you have an 1800? Two points of advice. Follow the service manual for the bleeding due to the linked brakes or you'll be chasing your tail all day.
And twice during the years I've had 1800s that were power bled and the owners had braking problems. Bled them both out manually and found a LOT of air in the lines both times. One was done at Iron Pony, the other at Marysville Honda. Just thought I'd mention those.
Thanks Wren, I have a 04, 1300S model. I have the service manual and some additional info I scrounged up. As I said it dosen't look too hard but I like to gather as much info before I dive into a project. I hear ya on being careful with the air in the lines. Last time I replaced the brake fluid it was a pistol to fully get out from the rear lines. You just have to stick with it.
I ordered the parts/pices for the front & rear, should come in later thie week or next.
Something that I've experienced on the 1300 often enough to not be rare - On the front with a full drain sometimes it's a good idea to bleed the front out again after a few hours. Dunno why it occurs but sometimes you'll find another air pocket in there. Doesn't always happen but I've had it happen on a handful of 1300s.