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Old 08-26-2012, 07:59 PM   #1
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Wtf!!!!!! front brakes

Replaced front brakes and bleeded system, bike hasnt moved for a week and today very little pressure on front brakes. Does that mean I might have a air leak? Front reservoir has fluid. Thanks for the help
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:03 PM   #2
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Sounds like you still have air in the line..
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:06 PM   #3
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It was working just fine
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There is often air trapped in the system and it can be tricky to get it out. If you had a leak, more than likely fluid would be coming out.
My advice would be to get it to a shop or at least have it checked by someone that knows about brakes.
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:11 PM   #6
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That's what sucks it was done by a dealer

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Old 08-26-2012, 08:23 PM   #7
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Call the dealer right now and leave a voice mail. Call Tuesday morning and speak to the service manager. Hopefully they'll make it right for you...
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what I would like to know is why they broke hydraulics to put new pads in
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I replaced pads and bled brakes for 1st time as a DIY. I wasn't getting the proper brake lever pressure so I took it to a dealer and had everything looked over to insure bike wasn't an accident waiting to happen.
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Hoss, what I am trying to figure out is why you guys are bleeding your brakes just because you replaced pads?
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It is.
Depending on EXACTLY what the dealer did he should make it right. I agree, call them right now, leave a message and follow up on tuesday.
Brakes are important and tricky. Make sure they're right or make them make sure.
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Hoss, what I am trying to figure out is why you guys are bleeding your brakes just because you replaced pads?

I had to replace bake fluid
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I had to replace bake fluid
NStill no reason to break hydraulics... keep reservoir full.. bleed until clear... no air gets introdiced...
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Reservoir was empty when I Bought it
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If you pump the brake lever is there any increase in lever resistance? Bleeder valves closed properly?

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I haven't had a chance to make sure valves are closed, I didnt see brake fluid anywhere it shouldn't be. No increase in lever pressure
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Do you have any pressure when you pull the lever? If so, pull the lever until tight, tie a zip-tie around the handle bar grip and lever, keeping the lever in the pulled tight position. Make sure all connections and bleeders are tight and leak free. Leave like this overnight. The next day, cut off the zip-tie, and pull the lever back a few times to see if it has more pressure. I have done this in the past when I have had trouble bleeding all of the air out of the system.
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If pumping the lever builds no pressure it sounds like the master cylinder has a bad seal in it.
May need a rebuild.
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