Question about 1999 Suzuki VS 1400 Intruder
I bled brakes, rebuilt master cylinder
Two ways to try.go to the local auto store.get a vacuum brake bleeder.the next way can be time consuming.open the master cyl .make sure its full.open the bleed screw and wait for it to gravitate down.don't let it run empty.keep fluid in reservoir at all time.
Posted on Jun 12, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Front brake
If you somehow introduced a large quantity of air into the lines it often refuses to simply bleed out (don’t ask me the science behind it as it makes my head hurt). You can squirt out fluid the standard way all day long and the air wont come out. There are several ways you can solve this. Either try bleeding out at every junction (from the top). Take off your banjo bolts and bleed the MC then down to your next banjo bolt junction etc. Messy but thorough. Or easier but expensive is buy a vacuum bleeding kit (as above) and just suck everything out from the bottom (careful to keep you reservoir full or you’ll do it all again!!!).
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
Cylinders, lines and calipers must be bled thoroughly and in order.
Start with the master cylinder.
Break the line loose at the cylinder and tighten it firmly so you can loosen it easily.
pump the lever/pedal several times,(don't worry about pressure yet). Hold the lever/pedal down.
break the line loose slightly, just enough to release the pressure. Re-tighten the line and release the lever.
Repeat this procedure several times. (4-6)
Repeat this procedure at the line just above the caliper.
Finally repeat this procedure at the bleed screw.
This takes a while but will insure that all the air is out of the lines. It dosen't take much air to ruin a great brake job.
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
To bleed the line start with the caliper furtherest away from the master cylinder, I run a thin rubber hose from the bleed nipple to an empty bottle to avoid mess. Remove master cylinder lid & fill it with fluid, pump the break lever five times but dont release it on the fifth pump use an 8mm (i think) open end spanner to loosen the grease nipple to release the preasure. Top up the master cylinder & repeat until only clean, air bubble free break fluid can be seen coming from the nipple. Repeat process on the second caliper until presure returns. Failing that you can reverse bleed breaks by sucking it through the nipples with a break line reverse bleeding pump
Posted on Mar 12, 2010
Sound like you've hit the nail on the head. Rebuild master cylinder with new seals, also rebuild rear caliper with new seals, check condition of pistons you may find that they also need replacing.
Posted on Mar 18, 2010
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