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Old 04-07-2009, 01:33 PM   #1
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Brake Bleeding

I just installed some steel braided brake lines on my 2008 GSXR 750. I can't seem to get the "spongy-ness" out of the feel of the lever. I've squeezed and squeezed, held the lever, bled one side; squeezed and squeezed, held the lever, and bled the other side. (numerous times) What gives? Do I just keep doing this over and over or am I missing something?
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keep doin it over and over. it took chase around 15 minutes to do mine. pm him and ask
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Thanks, Jason! Who's Chase? It took forever to get any resistance in the brake lever. I've got some but, this is something I want to be ABSOLUTELY sure is done correctly. I had no problem with the FZ1 but, this has me discombobulated. And what's the other "bleeder" by the master?
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Thanks, Jason! Who's Chase? It took forever to get any resistance in the brake lever. I've got some but, this is something I want to be ABSOLUTELY sure is done correctly. I had no problem with the FZ1 but, this has me discombobulated. And what's the other "bleeder" by the master?
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his screen name on here is "chase". his avatar is a pic of his r6 with someone else leaning on it and a forest gnome head. he was gettin frustrated while doin mine cuz it took sooooo dam long. he eventually figured it out and my brakes work dam good. mine took too long because i had the brake lever all the way in on "6" instead of all the way out. as soon as we adjusted the lever we finished up in a matter of minutes
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There is a bleeder on the master. You should see it sticking out of the master cylinder by your front brake lever. It may have a little black cap over it. Put a piece of tubing on the bleeder before you open it, because you DO NOT want the brake fluid on your plastics. Since air rises to the top, if you have let them set for a while since you put them on, you should be able to get quite a bit of the air out at the master.

Make sure you are refilling your reservoir as you pump the handle or else you will just get air into it again. You do have the reservoir open and the bleeders on the calipers open enough, right?

I have a mighty vac and it makes it super easy. They aren't too pricey
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