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Back breaks not working

2003 yamaha v-star, I changed the rear break pads and then bleed them. after a short period there is no pressure at all on the pedal and no fiuld ruinning back to the caliper at all.

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Hello birddman70...sounds like you have an air trap in the system.
No fluid to the caliper or through the caliper to the bleeder? If there is no fluid at the end of the brake line then move up to the bottom of the master cylinder and check for fluid there. If no fluid there you might need a master cylinder rebuild. It's a bit tricky getting the air out of the rear cause the cylinder is lower and tiny air bubbles are slow to work their way out. I try not to open the system if the fluid level is low enough to retract the caliper. If you try to bleed again rock the bike a little before you pump the pedal to help allow the bubbles in the master cylinder surface.
Good luck and i hope this will fixya up...

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Hi - Just had the same problem with my 2001 1100 Classic. After hours of trying to get the system to bleed correctly with suction devices etc, I went out and purchased speed bleeders 1 for the rear caliper and 2 for the front. Here is the application chart
It turned out that after all of the bleeding, I could still not get the rear brake to work properly. It was suggested to me on the Delphi V Star 1100 forum that the caliper's piston seals were not working properly. I disassembled the caliper (you have to take off the right side passenger footpeg) and I am in the process of rebuilding the caliper. Hope this helps.
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