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I can't get a hard lever pull on front brakes bleeding hasn't helped.

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How have you been doing it? it usually requires a vacuum pump to pull the fluid through the bleeder on the caliper

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Bleed brakes


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tflWI-ieCpA

http://www.therevcounter.co.uk/motorbike-articles/34369-motorbike-brakes-beginners-information-bleeding-guide.html

Have a look at the above links. They are very good at explaining everything regarding the brakes. The clutch is done in an almost identical manner. You can get auto bleeders , but I would recommend this is a 2 man job.

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I have a 1983 sporster the front breaks handle is really really hard to pull it is a dule disk


Dual Disk Brake.
The problem is critical. I would not ride with this condition present. There are a couple of test I would do to determine where the problem lies. What I would be trying to determine with this test is to see if the problem is in the lever or the brake itself.... On the caliper down at the disc is a brass or stainless fitting there for bleeding the brakes. Fitting a wrench here tightly as to not damage the fitting, open the fitting. Now squeeze the brake lever. The handle should pull with almost no resistance. Fluid will squirt out. If the pull is very easy you have determined that the problem is not the handle itself and is in the caliper. A new caliper is the easiest solution however the original can be rebuilt. If the pull is still hard you need to determine if the problem is in the pivot of the lever or the internals of the master cylinder connected to the lever. I would now loosen the similar brass fitting at the Master cylinder(retighten the bleed screw at the caliper first). Lossen enough to allow fluid to leak by when you squeeze the lever. If the pull is difficult replace or rebuild the Master cylinder/lever assembly.

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I installed a new front brake line on my 2001 yamaha vstar 1100cc and am having a hard time bleeding the brakes any suggestions?? I also installed new crush washers I have been cracking the bleeders...


Two different techniques may help you get the air out of your front brake line.
First, instead of the traditional "pump and bleed" technique, borrow or buy a brake bleeding gun. Mity-Vac is the best-known manufacturer of these vacuum pumps, but you can buy a nice brass pump, with all its accessories, from Harbor Freight Tools for $15-20 when it goes on sale (about half the price of a MityVac). With a vacuum pump, you'd hook it up to the bleed screw at the caliper and gently pump. The suction will pull air and fluid out of the caliper, drawing down whatever is in your brake line--that's where the persistent air bubbles are most likely located. Keep the fluid reservoir open and keep adding fluid as the level gets drawn down--don't let the lines **** in more air, or you'll just have to keep doing this procedure over and over to get those out, too. You may have to pull through a fair amount of fluid to get air bubbles out of the brake line, if they're located relatively far away from the caliper. Eventually, you'll start pulling nothing but brake fluid, and you can close the bleeder valve, close up the brake fluid reservoir at the handlebar, and see if you now have brakes.
A second technique that was recommended to me for persistent air bubbles is to squeeze the brake lever and use a bungee cord or some other device to keep it depressed overnight. This opens up the master cylinder and lets some air rise up into the reservoir. I have not found that this technique works very well when you have a lot of air in the system, but it's been useful when I have mushy brakes that aren't working to their full capacity.

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Unable to fill braking sysem on suzuki gsx750f just no pressure when pulling the brake lever to take fluid down to the calipers


Hi, this is usually done with 2 people, fill the reservoir and make sure it stays half full or more at all time, pull the lever half a dozen times, hand off lever, loosen the nipple on one side and gently squeeze lever and hold it down, tighten nipple, do this half a dozen to a dozen times to each caliper, this the most common way of getting the air out (your problem), if this does not work than you will need a suction device, i use a big horse syringe with a flexible clear hose which fits on the syringe and the nipple on caliper, you are doing similar to above but force bleeding it by pulling the fluid through, workshops usually have an air assisted bleeder connected to a compressor. Be patient because just when you least expected the lever will come good. DO NOT LET THE FLUID RUN LOW AT ANY STAGE, other wise you are back to step one. Make sure every half a dozen bleeds you close nipple and pull lever a few times, hope this helps.

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Bleeding front brakes


Bleed the master first, make sure that there is plenty of fluid going through there and all the air is out. Then, once the master is fully bled, the fluid will pull through the lines quickly. Just do one line at a time, and once you do them both and get good pressure you want to zip tie the lever to the bar overnight to make sure you get all the little bubbles out. Hope that helps.

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Bleeding front brakes


Bleed the master first, make sure that there is plenty of fluid going through there and all the air is out. Then, once the master is fully bled, the fluid will pull through the lines quickly. Just do one line at a time, and once you do them both and get good pressure you want to zip tie the lever to the bar overnight to make sure you get all the little bubbles out. Hope that helps.

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Bleeding front brakes


Bleed the master first, make sure that there is plenty of fluid going through there and all the air is out. Then, once the master is fully bled, the fluid will pull through the lines quickly. Just do one line at a time, and once you do them both and get good pressure you want to zip tie the lever to the bar overnight to make sure you get all the little bubbles out. Hope that helps.

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Bleeding front brakes


Bleed the master first, make sure that there is plenty of fluid going through there and all the air is out. Then, once the master is fully bled, the fluid will pull through the lines quickly. Just do one line at a time, and once you do them both and get good pressure you want to zip tie the lever to the bar overnight to make sure you get all the little bubbles out. Hope that helps.

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Bleeding front brakes


Bleed the master first, make sure that there is plenty of fluid going through there and all the air is out. Then, once the master is fully bled, the fluid will pull through the lines quickly. Just do one line at a time, and once you do them both and get good pressure you want to zip tie the lever to the bar overnight to make sure you get all the little bubbles out. Hope that helps.

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