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Old 05-11-2011, 10:27 PM   #1
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Anyone have a brake bleed vacuum I can borrow?

I just swapped CBR 1000 calipers onto my 10R and I'm having some issues bleeding my brakes now. I tried following this how-to (http://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.p...t=bleed+brakes) with no luck. I think the lines have too much air in them and just pumping the lever isn't building any pressure.

Does anybody have a brake vacuum I can borrow or know where I can get a large syringe at?

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Old 05-11-2011, 10:33 PM   #2
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Walmart pharmacy for the large syringe.
Autozone, O Reillys, northern Tool, Harbor Freight or Sears Hardware for the vaccum bleeder for around $20.
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Patrick,
I wasn't sure if walmart would have that but I didn't think of the pharmacy department. thanks

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I tried that numerous times. My lever has never pressure at all and pumping it doesn't seem to do anything.
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Bleeding brakes are very hard when you take the system apart, keep working the bottom then the top.
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We had this issue with TonyT's 600rr. I think we ended up having to start the bike and leave it running while bleeding the brakes.
?? Who are you? We didnt have to start it, we had to put the res cap back on. If the res cap is off it wouldnt build pressure.
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lol @ running the bike... Perhaps it would help to charge the battery and put the bike in neutral!

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When I bleed my brakes, all I use is a "one man brake bleeder". They're pretty cheap at any local parts store. Connect it to your bleeder valve on the caliper. Pump the brake lever a few times and WHILE holding the lever, loosen the bleeder valve to let some air out. Then tighten the valve, let go of the lever, pump some more, and repeat. Work from the bottom up... left caliper to right caliper to the master.

The process is a little slow, a little boring, but very important. And if you just swapped calipers, you will have a lot of air to get rid of. Periodically tap the calipers and the lines to get the extra little bubbles out. Also, make sure that the brake fluid in the reservoir does not bottom out... otherwise you'll just introduce more air into the system.

Oh, and make sure the caliper pistons are clean.

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make a bottle with 2 hoses.
run the hose to the vacuum bleeder nipple, run the other to a running vehicles vacuum source, (nipple usually easily found on intake area), wallah, vacuum bleeder deluxe.
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what part of town you in? I have a pressure bleeder and a RFI (reverse fluid injector) you can use
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Thanks for the offers guys. I ended getting a syringe from walmart to pull the fluid through. However, when I put a little vacuum on the bleeder, it began to pull fluid through, even with the bleeder closed. I thought "thats not right" so I switched the bleeders with my kawi ones and 5 minutes later I started getting a lever. What a pain but I got it done
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