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Shipped my 95 dyna from hawaii to georgia, had to remove the handle bars (18''apes) and front master cylinder for packaging. upon re-assembly, I think the pushrod might have been in a bind so i removed it and made sure it was not in contact with the houseing but after tighting the screws I noticed that the brake lever action was not tight (not building pressure) like there is no fluid and the brake was not working. no fluid leaking anywhere, but the braided was kind of kinked during shipping. the cylinder is full of fluid. never had problems with the brakes before.

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When in its normal operating position and full of brake fluid, the master cylinder has a certain amount of air in it. The air space at the top of the cylinder. If, during shipping the handlebar got positioned in such a manner that the air got to the bottom of the master cylinder, air could have gotten into the plunger section of the master cylinder causing the problem you're talking about.

To fix it, you must bleed the master cylinder and the brake caliper.

What part of Georgia, I'm located in Forsyth. South of Atlanta. wd4ity@bellsouth.net

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