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Front brake My front brake worked fine, just doing a tune up and replacing fluids. I bled out all of the old Brake Fluid, put new fluid in, and can not for the life of me get ANY pressure back in the brake lever. What can I do?? What might have happened?

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If you somehow introduced a large quantity of air into the lines it often refuses to simply bleed out (don’t ask me the science behind it as it makes my head hurt). You can squirt out fluid the standard way all day long and the air wont come out. There are several ways you can solve this. Either try bleeding out at every junction (from the top). Take off your banjo bolts and bleed the MC then down to your next banjo bolt junction etc. Messy but thorough. Or easier but expensive is buy a vacuum bleeding kit (as above) and just suck everything out from the bottom (careful to keep you reservoir full or you’ll do it all again!!!).

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