Bleeding brakes on 1983 GL1100


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rjbrownley
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Bleeding brakes on 1983 GL1100

Postby rjbrownley » Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:12 pm



I had to rebuild all three brake calipers along with the rear master cylinder. I had no problem bleeding the front left caliper, but am having alot of problem bleeding the rear caliper and the front right caliper, which is fed by the rear master cylinder. I have used a mity-vac on the rear caliper for about an hour and still no brake fliud. Does anyone have any tricks on bleeding the rear calipers?



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Re: Bleeding brakes on 1983 GL1100

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:02 pm

If memory serves, I'm pretty sure you have to bleed the front right caliper first before bleeding the rear caliper.

rjbrownley
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Re: Bleeding brakes on 1983 GL1100

Postby rjbrownley » Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:24 pm

Thanks for the help, I will try that once I fix the master cylinder. I stripped the brake line going into the rear master cylinder.

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Re: Bleeding brakes on 1983 GL1100

Postby flyingKOW » Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:53 am

rjbrownley is correct. According to the Honda® service manual, you must bleed the front right caliper first.




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