BLEEDING REAR BRAKES


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weedog
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BLEEDING REAR BRAKES

Postby weedog » Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:26 pm



HELLO! I HAVE A 1983 GOLDWING ASPENCADE GL 1100A. I AM REBUILDING MY REAR MASTER BRAKE CYLINDER. BECAUSE MY BACK BRAKES WERE LOCKING UP ON ME .I PUT THEM BACK TOGETHER. I CAN NOT GET THE AIR OUT HAVE THEM I TRIED A BRAKE BLEEDING KIT AND I TRIED THE OLD FASHION WAY BUT I STILL CAN NOT GET THE AIR OUY OF THEM. CAN ANYONE HELP ME?



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auctioneeral
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Re: BLEEDING REAR BRAKES

Postby auctioneeral » Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:51 pm

I will try to help here. Till somebody comes along.
On the 83 the back brake also is connected to the front right caliper.
book states bleed front right brake and then move to the back brake.

weedog
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Re: BLEEDING REAR BRAKES

Postby weedog » Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:36 pm

THE FRONT BRAKES ARE FINED. BUT I STILL CAN NOT GET THE AIR OUT OF MY MASTER.

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auctioneeral
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Re: BLEEDING REAR BRAKES

Postby auctioneeral » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:07 pm

your back brake also operates the front right brake.
so when you apply your brake pedal it does the back brake and also the front right brake on front wheel.
your front brake handle only applys brake to the front left brake. you have 2 brake calipers on the front wheel correct left and right.

weedog
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Re: BLEEDING REAR BRAKES

Postby weedog » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:12 pm

WHEN I WAS BLEEDING THE BACK BRAKE I WAS DOING THE FRONT ONES TOO. I HAVE A SHOP SERVICE MANUAL TOO.

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Re: BLEEDING REAR BRAKES

Postby Dogsled » Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:05 am

I used to watch mechanics where I worked. They would open the bleeder on calipers they rebuilt and bench fill the caliper with a baster, then lock the bleeder. Then when they put the line on they'd leave that cracked and pump slow till it came out there and then lock that. From there they would bleed the brakes normally and it was pretty quick. I never did it, but I would watch them. They were real slob and would get oil all over everything. If you were careful seems you could do it pretty clean. I was just thinking of doing mine and this article pops up. Curious to see the outcome. I know the front and rears are linked but I can see why air would get in there. But if you say it does, I'm glad you brought that up cause I will bleed it first. Good info. Maybe I ought to look at that manual once in a while.. :D
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robertdawber
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Re: BLEEDING REAR BRAKES

Postby robertdawber » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:22 pm

If you take the bleeder all of the way out and pump-what happens?
If fluid comes through then the bleeder is no good. If not-
You say the front is working fine-that is it is bleeding?

You didn't rebuild the caliper-just the cylinder-correct?
I just did this and went so slowly to make certain I didn't roll an o-ring or the seal. It did take forever for all of the air to come out and as I am sure you know if you run out of fluid you need to start over...




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