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Old 03-09-2009, 09:35 PM   #1
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Dang It!

Ok just basically rebuilt the RC51. New plastics, lights, undertail, etc etc. Now you know there is always one nagging issue. I have been trying to bleed the front brakes for 2 dang days!!!!!

Tried to old school pumping and opening the bleeding screw and refilling the resvior....still nothing.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-09-2009, 09:55 PM   #2
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use a container and a vacuum hose.

fill the container w fluid and submerge the hose. crack the bleeder screw so there is a restriction when you start pumping... pump constantly.

you will see the air coming out and as you release it will suck fluid in. Will take a while since the hose did have air in it at the beginning. Keep the reservoir up top filled. You can also use this method w the traditional pump, hold, crack bleeding method. The benefit is the fact that it can suck fluid up the hose if needed when the piston expands.

If still doesn't get there, close the bleeder screw, pressurize the system and try cracking the banjo bolts w a rag around them.

Also is the bike centered? air can collect in the lines if the rack it positioned one way or the other.

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Is there a bleeder valve @ the master cylinder? Try there first, or @ the banjo bolt, to ensure that the master is right.
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:32 PM   #4
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I know that when I did mine on my zx the hardest part was getting the air out of the mc.
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I don't exactly understand all of what you wrote Matt.
I vote for you to just come here and give me a hand
No but really, I've been having the same issue.
I need a brake pro to pay me a visit
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:44 AM   #6
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I don't exactly understand all of what you wrote Matt.
I vote for you to just come here and give me a hand
No but really, I've been having the same issue.
I need a brake pro to pay me a visit
If you're still having issues this weekend, gimme PM. I'm most likely available Sunday.

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I get a big syringe with a piece of 3/16 tubing and suck the fluid / air out from the bleeder valve.
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If you're still having issues this weekend, gimme PM. I'm most likely available Sunday.

Good luck.
I really appreciate it. I'm in Pearland, so I'm not too far from you.
I wouldn't have a problem bringing you the bike but I feel uneasy
loading/unloading it with no front brakes

jdh82831, I've actually heard of that method but never used it.
I was using a vacuum bleeder for a bit(kind of worked) but something is definitely not working right, hence my cry for help.
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Gary if you want I can run over. Just did the zx7 again today and the F2. I am bored and need to get out.
I appreciate it but not tonight, gotta work early and going to bed soon.
I have a feeling this one will be tough to tackle though, I've done/helped bleed a few brakes and something just isn't adding up in this case. . .
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I get a big syringe with a piece of 3/16 tubing and suck the fluid / air out from the bleeder valve.
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I really appreciate it. I'm in Pearland, so I'm not too far from you.
I wouldn't have a problem bringing you the bike but I feel uneasy
loading/unloading it with no front brakes
I'd come your way. Definitely easier.

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I'd come your way. Definitely easier.

PM incoming.
Preciate the help today Jeff. It took you coming over to help me realize that the job was messed up to begin with. I'll make sure everything is in line next time and hopefully things will be easy peasy
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Preciate the help today Jeff. It took you coming over to help me realize that the job was messed up to begin with. I'll make sure everything is in line next time and hopefully things will be easy peasy
No problem, sir.

I like to help when I can.
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No problem, sir.

I like to help when I can.
Same here. It always comes back around.
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Vacuum bleeders for the win.

Also, if you have some extra time, close everything, tie wrap the brake lever to the grip and let it sit for a few days. Lets the air bubbles migrate back to the master.
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Ok just basically rebuilt the RC51. New plastics, lights, undertail, etc etc. Now you know there is always one nagging issue. I have been trying to bleed the front brakes for 2 dang days!!!!!

Tried to old school pumping and opening the bleeding screw and refilling the resvior....still nothing.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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I've got to bleed mine a the next couple of days. Got some braided lines. I live near willowbrook. Let me know if you want some help.
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