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I changed my front brake pads and had to open the caliper to close the piston. I know that i have to bleed the brakes , due to the air in the lines. but now i see fluid seeping from the caliper. Did i do something wrong, if so what i do to correct this problem. 2005 triumph daytona 650

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  • vazqueznj Mar 02, 2009

    The fluid is coming from the bottom of the caliper when i squeeze the brake lever. I opem the caliper by 4 screws that split the caliper in half.

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    Dick May 11, 2010

    Where is the fluid coming from and how did you open the caliper?



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Did you split the caliper in half? If it is a split caliper there are o rings that seal the lines one side to the other... thus you misplaced the o rings and they are not sealing. I do use a c clamp to compress the pistons with the brake reservoir cap removed to let excess fluid to flow back into the champer, if full remove some with a syringe. (without the needle I get em from a buddy..)

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