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Hi i have a harley davidson 1996 super glide ,with rear brake problems i have replaced the master cylider and put a kit thro the rear caliper bleed the system up to where the peddle goes hard but as soon as you go for a ride i loose the brake you can pump it up as you are riding and it goes hard but when you stop and let it rest it goes away ,there is no leaks at all and no air in the system at all please help

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The hose may have separated on the inside, replace the hose from cylinder to caliper.

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Remove right saddlebag, pull the two caliper mounting bolts and remove the caliper. Do not open bleeder or disconnect line. You will need to push a large screwdriver between the old pads before removing them in order to push the pucks back into the caliper or the new pads will not spread enough to reinstall. Then pull the two smaller bolts from the caliper and the pads will fall out. The pads are different for inside and outside, so pay attention, and remember, after reinstalling, before riding, be sure to pump brake pedal, and it may take a few stops before brakes stop as effectively as before.

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1.What?

2.What?
You charged the battery off of the battery charger with a trickle charge. The battery wouldn't charge while you're riding, because your alternator took a cr@p.
(Sorry if I seem gruff, but I'm an old biker, and Harleys are all I ride. I'm also a Harley mechanic.
Shhhh! I don't want that to get around! lol!)

3.Battery is at 13.4 volts now? What is the specific gravity of the acid in each cell? Don't have a hydrometer? Do you have a load tester? No? Since you measured the voltage, do you have a multimeter?

Test the voltage with the bike running. It should be around 14.6 volts when charging, less with the battery fully charged.
Don't get the correct reading, then you better look at alternator replacement. (Regulator is built in)

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You still have to have some air in the line's some where.

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SOURCE: need to replace rear brakes on 2008 street glide

it's pretty straight forward. remove saddle bag, remove the 2 allen bolts that hold the caliper to bracket slide caliper up off of disc. then remove the small 3/16 allen bolt this is the pad pin that hold the pad. before you remove the pads turn caliper upside down and with a large screwdriver put it betweenthe old pads and trist it to push the piston back in the caliper this will give you room for the new pads. then just lift the old pads out and put in the new and reinstall the pad pin and caliper back on bracket install the 2 bolts removed first and tighten good. if you need any more help just ask.

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