Brakes need bleeding?


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Brakes need bleeding?

Postby ripsaw » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:44 am



Both my brakes are not particularly sharp. I wonder whether they could do with bleeding as I don't know how long the fluid has been in there. They are linked brakes so is there a knack for doing it?



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Re: Brakes need bleeding?

Postby cbx4evr » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:26 pm

On linked line do front first then the rear. Other front is simple. I try to flush my fluid every couple of years. Brake fluid is relatively cheap and bleeding isn't difficult.
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Re: Brakes need bleeding?

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:59 am

Replacing the original lines with braided stainless lines will make the brakes unbelievably sharp and powerful - by far the best thing I did to my 1100 (and 1500).

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Re: Brakes need bleeding?

Postby ripsaw » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:52 am

Is it a one person job?




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