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Hi having prob with frount brake

Leaver has a lot of travel before it bites have blead but no diffrence help! cheers

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    I have had the same problem and dealer replaced the brake fluid but still had it finally I got steel braided lines and better brake pads and it works great.

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Ello m8,,hows things,, 1st have u had the calipers off b4,, or have u adjusted the adjuster on the lever,, turn it to number 1 if u have it,, if nothing,, then 2nd take off one of the calipers leaving it connected to the brake line,,take off the resevoir cap,,and leave the rubber cap in, pump the lever a few times so u can see the piston on the caliper move ,dont over pump it,, or the pistons will fall out,, ,if u can see the pistons move,, then your on a roll, prize the pistons back in ,and repeat to other caliper, once done and checked give the lever a couple pumps and replace the calipers back on the wheel ,,then bleed again,, this will sort it, if not come back m8 and il narrow down step 2 to yuh,, cheers

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