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Old 09-10-2013, 07:08 PM   #1
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Changing O.E. brake lines to S.S. lines has been a nightmare, nothing has went right, bleeding front lines was not easy using harbor freight tool, now it's broke and I am stuck with out a rear brake, any ideas or suggestions on how to bleed the back,
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:10 PM   #2
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Abs?

If not it should be straight forward....what HF tool did u get?
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A 2003 R6 shouldn't have ABS.

One option is to keep pumping the brake until you work the new fluid through, then bleed it manually. I've done it many times. It may take 30 minutes of steady brake pumping but it works.

I'm in Katy, PM me if you are stuck, though weekends are better.
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The vacuum pump, everything I looked up said it should be easy, it has not been easy for me, I would call myself the average DIY'er
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:20 PM   #5
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Txagharrison 30 min of brake pumping is long time, but good to know
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:23 PM   #6
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Which bike? I didnt want to assume ur bike list is up to date....

Like TX said above just keep pumping it....Ive had issues using the pump as well sometimes...u got an air bubble stuck in the line...slap the lines to try and work out the air bubble...u can remove the MC if its not a PIA and hold it over the caliper to get the air bubble out. Or zip tie the lever down to keep constant pressure on the lever. Leave it for a couple of hours and then try to bleed it....
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I only got 1, my bike list is very up to date, I got the front done I am working on the back now, and I tried the zip tie method on the front and back without success, would it help if I move the rear m/c above the caliper and then start pumping
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I only got 1, my bike list is very up to date, I got the front done I am working on the back now, and I tried the zip tie method on the front and back without success, would it help if I move the rear m/c above the caliper and then start pumping
How long did u let it sit with the zip tie on? Try moving the lines back and forth to "vibrate" the air bubble out...If that doesnt work let it sit overnight with the zip tie holding the lever down...
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Yes I did do overnight I took a hammer pressed down on rear bake pedal with hammer handle and put head of hammer on the frame to hold pedal down, still did not work
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Yes I did do overnight I took a hammer pressed down on rear bake pedal with hammer handle and put head of hammer on the frame to hold pedal down, still did not work
Hmmmmm I may be able to help tomorow after 7pm.....

Im all out of ideas....
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Try to bleed at the banjo bolt.
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Take the caliper off and raise it above the master cylinder so it's at the highest point in the system. That way all of the air will rise to the bleeder.
It's a but you can manually bleed it with it like that.
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Try to bleed at the banjo bolt.
This. Bleed your master cylinder!!!!!!!
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Patrick's method. You'll be done in 5 mins.
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All thanks for advise and help, I think I got done correctly, yes it does stop but I don't remember how the rear brake pedal should feel or travel,
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I texted ya earlier...glad u got it figured out
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