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Old 05-22-2012, 11:24 AM   #1
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Bleeding bakes question

Bike has been sitting for a while So I'm bleeding my brakes since I have no pressure in the lever at all . I have a clear tube going into a bottle and brake fluid in the resivor. I loosin the bleeding nut half a turn squeezes lever and nothing comes out no fluid at all. So I moved to the resivor bleed nut and the same happens ....... Wut the is going on ?????????

Any one want to come help or is there something wrong with my master Cylinder ?

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Old 05-22-2012, 11:31 AM   #2
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Ive helped several people with their brakes on this forum.

What you have described makes me think you Have lots of air left in the line, keep bleeding them and make sure your topping the master cylinder off with brake fluid every now and then to prevent more air from going into the system.

Im on the south side of houston, but im willing to lend a hand if You can't get it
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:33 AM   #3
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Ive helped several people with their brakes on this forum.

What you have described makes me think you Have lots of air left in the line, keep bleeding them and make sure your topping the master cylinder off with brake fluid every now and then to prevent more air from going into the system.

Im on the south side of houston, but im more then willing to lend a hand if You can't get it
The level in the master cylinder is not going up or down ! I've been going at this for over 20 min and nothing
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:37 AM   #4
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The level in the master cylinder is not going up or down ! I've been going at this for over 20 min and nothing
Level as in the sight glass? This goes up as you pour fluid in. am I missing something here?
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Level as in the sight glass? This goes up as you pour fluid in. am I missing something here?
Huh? My master is full and since I've been bleeding it has not gone down for me to add more to it
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:40 AM   #6
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Squeeze lever. open screw. close screw. release lever. repeat.

EDIT: I like to make a loop in my clear hose as it exits the bleed screw with the top of the loop above the bleed screw and the bottom of the loop below. Helps keep air out.
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Pump Pump Pump, HOLD, turn nut, bleed, tighten nut, release lever, and repeat
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:43 AM   #8
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Yes I know how to do it just don't understand why nothing is coming out
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:52 AM   #9
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Nm I figured it out I had a clog
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What was in your brake system that clogged it up?
That could be a concern unless it was dirt in the bleeder screw, you don't want floating around inside the system...
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:28 PM   #12
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What was in your brake system that clogged it up?
That could be a concern unless it was dirt in the bleeder screw, you don't want floating around inside the system...
The rubber peice under the cap came loose and was stuck on the bottom of the resivor didn't see it .. Thought it was suppose to be there
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The rubber peice under the cap came loose and was stuck on the bottom of the resivor didn't see it .. Thought it was suppose to be there
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Just be sure to use dot 4. If you didn't already.
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DOT4 if your bike calls for it. It should be printed on your reservoir cap, what brake fluid to use.
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I have a vacume pump if anyone needs to borrow one. Bought it when I changed over to galfer ss lines.
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Squeeze lever. open screw. close screw. release lever. repeat.

EDIT: I like to make a loop in my clear hose as it exits the bleed screw with the top of the loop above the bleed screw and the bottom of the loop below. Helps keep air out.


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Yes I know how to do it just don't understand why nothing is coming out
in your op you had it in the wrong order
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I have a vacume pump if anyone needs to borrow one. Bought it when I changed over to galfer ss lines.
can i use that bleeder? bike has been sitting and i have no pressure at all so gonna try flushing them and maybe add some ss lines
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