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Brakes on my 05 gsxr 600

Brakes too soft to stop. MC's full. Do I need to bleed the lines? If so, how?

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Sounds like bleeding them should help. It takes two people. Squeeze the brake lever about a dozen times, then hold the lever in. While holding, have someone loosen the bleeder valve on the brake caliper about a quarter turn. Just enough to see the brake fluid leak out and the lever start going in, then retighten the bleeder valve. Do this about three times for each caliper. Don't forget to keep an eye on the brake fluid because if you let it run out, you will put air in the lines and have to start over.

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If it goes to the floor with resistance than there is still air in the lines.
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until i bleed, what does that mean.? (we all know how to bleed all 5 ways) but why do you say that.
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so only bled brakes lock, or work prefect.

this is hydralics 101.
if any caliper locks, it must Be blockage
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http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/master-brake3.jpg




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