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Old 11-25-2008, 02:49 PM   #1
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bleeding front brakes?

they are nissin. the master cylinder has a nipple then the line goes to the right side caliper, niple, then loops over the fender to the left caliper. niple. how do i bleed?? start with one or just bleed the system through the last point being the left caliper. will air get stuck at the top of the loopty loop? (someone told me it can happen?) how do i bleed the mc. i work on cars not bikes so i thaught i would ask? thanx in advance.
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twist all the nipples and suck on the hoses. after a while you will get it.



in all seriousness. put a hose on the nipple. squeeze brakes lever, open nipple, let brake lever compress completely, close nipple, release lever, repeat.
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they are nissin. the master cylinder has a nipple then the line goes to the right side caliper, niple, then loops over the fender to the left caliper. niple. how do i bleed?? start with one or just bleed the system through the last point being the left caliper. will air get stuck at the top of the loopty loop? (someone told me it can happen?) how do i bleed the mc. i work on cars not bikes so i thaught i would ask? thanx in advance.
I was told that it doesn't matter which you do first, but personally, I would say it is best to start at the end (left) and then do the right. However, an experienced instructor and I did it and he started on the right, then the left and the air I was feeling in the line has disappeared and no more brake fading.
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in all seriousness. put a hose on the nipple. squeeze brakes lever, open nipple, let brake lever compress completely, close nipple, release lever, repeat.
make sure to keep the resevoir full so you don't allow more air into the lines.
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make sure to keep the resevoir full so you don't allow more air into the lines.
werd...forgot to mention that...


also if you are doing a complete flush...i one word of advice:

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MightyVAC FTMFW!

done in seconds.
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really the question is where to start like you mentioned left right. as for the master cylinder? before or after left and right calipers? as i am an audi technician i know how to bleed brakes, lol. thanx tho

ps or dont bleed the master cylinder? just the calipers? any more advice?
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ok Mike...

Same as DSC systems that are dry on our German cars.

hose from the nipple to a tank/bottle filled halfway w fluid and the hose submerged. Keep the reservoir full and start pumping after cracking the bleeder screw.

Which one to start with? If you flush the end caliper, you get alot of the first as well...
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they are nissin. the master cylinder has a nipple then the line goes to the right side caliper, niple, then loops over the fender to the left caliper. niple. how do i bleed?? start with one or just bleed the system through the last point being the left caliper. will air get stuck at the top of the loopty loop? (someone told me it can happen?) how do i bleed the mc. i work on cars not bikes so i thaught i would ask? thanx in advance.
we use a vac bleeder if u need some help we are here...
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:53 AM   #10
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one thing that got me. i changed out my brake lines and had a load of air in there and couldnt seem to bleed the air out and i was there for like 30 mins getting no where. til someone mentioned to crack the fittings by the master cyl and down by the brake calipers and bam done!
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