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Bleed the rear brake KTM 85 SX

Rear brake keeps failing probably an airlock but struggling to get it right @

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SOURCE: Bleeding Rear brakes on KTM 250SXF

Get someone to pump the brake pedal a few times, and someone else to undo the bleed screw, it will be a small grease nipple looking thing on the rear caliper. Undo the screw then re-tighten it, holding the pedal down the whole time. Repeat until fluid comes out of the screw, then do it a couple more times to be safe. Be sure to wipe the fluid off your bike as it strips paint. Also make sure the reservoir has plenty of fluid in it before you start.

Posted on Apr 30, 2009


marlon john madrid

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hi mgrant,

these links may help you out.

im a member of thumpertalk as well as issues like such are common but still solutions are dependent to the current behavior and status of your brakes.

If you did not find the links helpful, please do not hesitate to post a question in the community forums.



ps. happy trails

Posted on May 22, 2009



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SOURCE: What is the proper procedure to bleed the air out

The one man way is to get a small botle( a spice bottle and fill it about a third of the way up. Place a piece of tube (clear preferably)of the proper dimension over your bleeder valve located on caliper. Then open bleed valve and presson brake pedal. If all bubbles escaped thru tube into bottle, then you may repeat untilno bublesremain then tighten bleeder valve. If bubbles remain in hose, close bleeder before releasing brake. This will probably require an assistant. Ensure you keep reservoir from going dry by filling when necessary. Repeat as necessry until all bubbles are gone from brakelines.

Posted on Aug 21, 2009


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SOURCE: how much gear oil does an KTM 85 hold and how do

Consult your owner's manual or visit a dealer. They won't charge you for these info.

Posted on Oct 19, 2009


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SOURCE: how much gear oil does an KTM 85 hold and how do

there should be a sight glass on the gear box to the rear of the casing. The oil should be of an opaque appearence, Sorry can not supply the capacity, try your local dealer for an answer on that one

Posted on Nov 01, 2009

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