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Old 12-19-2006, 06:30 PM   #1
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bleeding brakes on the gixxer??

i tried bleeding the rear brakes on my bike and i'm still getting no pedal . already put an entire new system on and same results. the only brakes i have ever bled were on old chevys and such. any suggestions?
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Old 12-19-2006, 06:35 PM   #2
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dont let the pedal go all the way down before you clse the valve. pump it up a couple times before you open the valve. and leave the reservoir cap off while bleeding. ( keep it away from anything that can get into the res. )
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do you want daddy mark to help you?
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You'll need a vacuum brake bleeder for best results.
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You'll need a vacuum brake bleeder for best results.
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or plan on being there forever. make sure to keep the fluid full while bleeding
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Old 12-19-2006, 06:54 PM   #6
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dont let the pedal go all the way down before you clse the valve. pump it up a couple times before you open the valve. and leave the reservoir cap off while bleeding. ( keep it away from anything that can get into the res. )
did that but im not getting and pedal what so ever. hey Patrick, how much if i just bring it in? i'm tired of BS'n around with them.
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did that but im not getting and pedal what so ever. hey Patrick, how much if i just bring it in? i'm tired of BS'n around with them.

that sucks, i just did mine today and it turned out fine. take it to patrick, he'll take good care of ya
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this is nuts. i can do a motor swap with my eyes closed but i can't even bleed my own brakes! wtf?
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this is nuts. i can do a motor swap with my eyes closed but i can't even bleed my own brakes! wtf?

dont feel bad, i did my brakes, sprockets and chain no problem, but i cant figure out my electrical problems.

my bike started on it's own today. there is a short somewhere in the harness thats triggering the starter. and my headlight quit working. :laughing6
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ok first fill the resevoir up. second : pump the brake bedal a couple of times and the hold it down. with the pedal down open the banjo bolt that goes onto the master cylinder then close. it should drizzle the first time. keep doing that till it squirts. after the mastercylinder is bled do the same to the banjo bolt on the caliper and when that one is done do the same to the bleeder on the caliper
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my bike started on it's own today. there is a short somewhere in the harness thats triggering the starter. and my headlight quit working
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try the right handlebar switch. the headlight has a wire running through the switch. when you hit the starter butten it cuts out the headlight.

thats probably what that is. i had an f4i that did that. jjs bikes
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try the right handlebar switch. the headlight has a wire running through the switch. when you hit the starter butten it cuts out the headlight.

thats probably what that is. i had an f4i that did that. jjs bikes

ive taken the handlebar switch apart, still no luck. if thats the case i may order a new assembly on that side. the starter button doesnt work either. have the bike hot-wired at the moment.
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ive taken the handlebar switch apart, still no luck. if thats the case i may order a new assembly on that side. the starter button doesnt work either. have the bike hot-wired at the moment.
don't get pulled over, you might find yourself in a tight spot.
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^^ if your starter butten isnt working then go ahead and get another switch
i might have one at the shop
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hey zero cool you get your bike bled?
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hey zero cool you get your bike bled?
not yet, im about to go give it another shot.
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^^ if your starter butten isnt working then go ahead and get another switch
i might have one at the shop

awesome, which shop do you work at?
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awesome, which shop do you work at?
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hopefully on the north side
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