Question about 2002 Harley Davidson XL 883 R Sportster
First, you've got to repair the leak. Once the leak is repaired, you'll have to refill the master cylinder and bleed the air out of the system.
To bleed the system, you must do these steps in this particular order. Take you time, don't get in a hurry on this.
First,with the leak fixed and the system put together properly, remove the top from the master cylinder and fill it with the appropiate type of brake fluid. The correct type of fluid should be written on the top of the master cylinder. Work the rear brake pedal slowly a few times and top the master cylinder off. Lay the top of the master cylinder on top of the master cylinder to keep down any fluid splashes.
Now, depress the pedal fully and hold it. Open the bleeder valve on the caliper and allow the air to escape. Close the bleeder valve. Release the rear brake pedal. Wait few seconds and repeat the procedure exactly as I've given it to you. Check the level of the brake fluid often. Do not allow the master cylinder to run dry. Continue until you get a full firm pedal.
Test the brakes before you ride the bike. Failure to insure proper operation of the brakes can lead serious injury or death. Do this job right or take it to someone who can do it correctly.
Posted on Sep 10, 2010
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