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ABS and Clutch fluid flush

I just went to the dealer to schedule a state inspection and to get a recall done. I inquired about a brake and clutch fluid flush. Got a price of $254. My bike's production date is 3 years ago and I bought it in January of 2017.

I know the manual says flush both every 2 years. Is this a way for them to make money or does it legitimately need to be done every 2 years?


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I just went to the dealer to schedule a state inspection and to get a recall done. I inquired about a brake and clutch fluid flush. Got a price of $254. My bike's production date is 3 years ago and I bought it in January of 2017.

I know the manual says flush both every 2 years. Is this a way for them to make money or does it legitimately need to be done every 2 years?
It may not NEED it every two years, but it could EVENTUALLY cause a fail of the ABS module.
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I just went to the dealer to schedule a state inspection and to get a recall done. I inquired about a brake and clutch fluid flush. Got a price of $254. My bike's production date is 3 years ago and I bought it in January of 2017.

I know the manual says flush both every 2 years. Is this a way for them to make money or does it legitimately need to be done every 2 years?
It needs to be done. at least on the ABS brakes, that's where not doing it really bites the wallet. You can buy a moisture tester for about $15 and check the moisture content of the fluid. And you also have the option of buying the interface and doing it yourself. Pays off on the second service.
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Thanks, I'm going to bite-the-bullet and have them do it.


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FWIW, I just had the same thing done last week, my dealer charged me a little over $300. (I think it was $324, but not sure). That was for the brakes and clutch, no state inspection.
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man, y'all need better dealers. i had my brakes and clutch flushed and they charged me $175, which i thought was fair. but i had people telling me that i overpaid.
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That’s leads to the question, does the ABS “really” need to be cycled if the fluid is new??


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That’s leads to the question, does the ABS “really” need to be cycled if the fluid is new??


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Yes or your are wasting your time. But many will disagree .
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man, y'all need better dealers. i had my brakes and clutch flushed and they charged me $175, which i thought was fair. but i had people telling me that i overpaid.
I agree, I was a little pressed for time so I just did it, but I knew I was paying more than I should have. Next time I will go elsewhere.
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I just went to the dealer to schedule a state inspection and to get a recall done. I inquired about a brake and clutch fluid flush. Got a price of $254. My bike's production date is 3 years ago and I bought it in January of 2017.

I know the manual says flush both every 2 years. Is this a way for them to make money or does it legitimately need to be done every 2 years?
Dealer did my ABS brake flush for $125, didn't do the clutch (I went 3 yrs)
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