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Kawasaki front brake problem

Kawasaki zzr 600 front brakes wont pressure up when i bleed them after fitting new piston and seal kit. i have no air in the system and no fluid leeks.

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  • jeanholmes4 Apr 11, 2009

    seven hours of bleeding. still lever goes directly back to the bar.

    changed pads, cleaned pistons, cleaned calipers. No front brake at all. No leaks, Only have pressure in the system is you clamp one of the brake pipes.

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You need to bleed the brakes real good you have air in the line or caliper this happens when you disassemble the caliper hope this helps give us a rate

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