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Changed rear brake line from the reservoir to the ABS unit (hole in line from rubbing against clutch cable) on '08 HD Electra Glide. Installed new line. Bled the unit, have brakes, but when hard braking there's a loud click and don't believe have full pedal. If release the pedal and apply hard again, same loud click. Is there still air in the ABS unit; manual say's Harley has to hook the unit to a machine to get all the air out. Pads were recently changed prior to the line issue.

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ABS units are tricky things, unless you know what you are doing your best bet is to leave it to the professionals. Yes you'll have to take it to your bike shop to have them bleed it correctly now.

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Hi, spongy brakes is usually from air in the system, only in really old bikes and poor quality brake lines will cause spongy breaks where the brake lines expand instead of full pressure being applied to the brake pads, very rarely will the brake pads cause spongy brakes (unless over heated), once you get rid of the sponginess you will get strong braking. Bleed your front brake system taking care not to let the master cylinder run out of fluid, this is the easiest and cheapest start, once all the air is out then you can work your way through, another good way of testing your braking system, but you need to be very careful doing this and make sure your brake lines are not hard or brittle, you can squeeze the brake line at certain spots (using a pair of brake line pliers), eg. squeeze after the master cylinder. if brakes spongy than your master cylinder needs attention, if brakes hard than your problem is further down the line, calipers etc. Hope this helps.

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