Rear Brakes with no fluid


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Rear Brakes with no fluid

Postby rich voss » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:28 pm



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I have a 83 goldwing aspencade that sat for 10 years. I rebuilt the rear master brake cylinder but can't get fluid to either brake. Do I need to replace the valve assembly. How do I get at it?



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Re: Rear Brakes with no fluid

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:29 pm

I'd use a vacuum bleeder - first do the front, then the rear. It's possible to do without a vacuum bleeder, but not fun.

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Re: Rear Brakes with no fluid

Postby rich voss » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:46 pm

I've tried a vacuum bleeder to no help. I can't get any fluid thru the lines even if I disconect the master and try to pump some fluid thru them.
Because I can't do either, I suspect the valve assembly unit may be cloged up from years of just sitting. I'm frustrated with this and am considering replacing the brake lines and the valve assembly. What do you think

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Re: Rear Brakes with no fluid

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:47 pm

You might try just taking the proportioner valve out and see if it is clogged or needs cleaning. I'd do that before starting to replace things.

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Re: Rear Brakes with no fluid

Postby rich voss » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:10 pm

Excellent advise. I had a clog in the rear brake line after the valve. A small wire thru the banjo bolt cleared it up. I assume the same will be found on the front. Thank you very much




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