82 gl 1100 aspencade rear brake pedal question

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82 gl 1100 aspencade rear brake pedal question

Post by shivsal » Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:54 pm

Hi, if anybody can help, I just finished bleeding the rear brake. This bike was purchased, with no rear brake pedal pressure at all. My question is, after I bled the rear brake the pedal. does have pressure now, and I do have brakes the pedal go's down quite a bit before the pressure begins. Is this normal on this bike. I made sure all the old fluid has been bled out of the line and any air also, with fresh fluid.
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Re: 82 gl 1100 aspencade rear brake pedal question

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:02 pm

You might need to bleed it a bit more, perhaps with a vacuum bleeder (I wouldn't attempt mine without a vacuum bleeder - it makes it so easy).

Also, tie down the brake pedal so it is compressed, and leave it to sit like that overnight, the next morning give it a few pumps. You might want to repeat that a couple days in a row. The same procedure works for the front brakes. It helps get tiny air bubbles out that otherwise won't travel up the brake lines into the master cylinder.

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Re: 82 gl 1100 aspencade rear brake pedal question

Post by Bagmaster » Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:18 am

Go to J C Whitney website, they sell a couple of different vacuum bleeder kits. I bought the Might-Vac and it works like a charm for doing the rear brakes on my 82. Speed bleeder valves help also but I haven't bought any of those yet. I probably would if I moved up to a Wing with a linked brake system.

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