bleeding rear brakes


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bleeding rear brakes

Postby justmex » Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:34 pm



hi all
have a 93 gl1500 that has been garaged for 5 years
must have done something right all it needed was a new battery
the rear brake peddle is soft
my question is
is there any order to bleeding them I have a power bleeder
do I bleed the front or the rear first



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Re: bleeding rear brakes

Postby Wingsconsin » Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:54 pm

Do the front left first then the rear. These are linked brakes.
Be sure to top off the fluid resevoir so as to not suck air into the system.
I like to pass a lot of fluid through the system for both sides to be sure to get out all the old gunk.
Brake fluid is cheap - I changed it every 2 years -
Do the front and the clutch while you have your tools out... ;)
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Re: bleeding rear brakes

Postby Happytrails » Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:07 pm

Might as well do the front brakes while your at it. Or you'll have gunked up brakes and clutch like mine. Now I have to rebuild it all :shock: I'm wondering how often the previous owner did them.
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Re: bleeding rear brakes

Postby Fiberthree » Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:10 pm

I picked up a complete set of Speed Bleeders and will install them when I next change my brake pads. They make bleeding hydraulic lines a one person job and will keep the air out of the lines. You might Google them and check them out.
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Re: bleeding rear brakes

Postby justmex » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:42 pm

thanks to all
hope that is all that it needs

thanks

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Re: bleeding rear brakes

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:02 am

Fiberthree wrote:I picked up a complete set of Speed Bleeders and will install them when I next change my brake pads. They make bleeding hydraulic lines a one person job and will keep the air out of the lines. You might Google them and check them out.


Speed Bleeders work great if you're just bleeding air, but if you have flushed them or changed a component, they won't help get it primed - you really need a vacuum pump for that.

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Re: bleeding rear brakes

Postby justmex » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:11 am

thanks again to all
did the front brake and the peddle is as hard as a rock
thanks a gain

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Re: bleeding rear brakes

Postby Happytrails » Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:12 pm

Just a question. Do you guys use a little teflon tape on the bleeders? I tried that trick but the bleeders were way too tight when I tried to screw them back in. I didn't put much tape on but it really made it so tight I was afraid to tighten them in.


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