Rear Brakes Bleeding


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Rear Brakes Bleeding

Postby david607 » Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:43 pm



Well guys this is a daft question Is It possible to bleed the rear Caliper with the rear side box on or do i have to take the left one off bled the front left caliper no air in there but dont know if there is any in the rear system ?? ;)



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Re: Rear Brakes Bleeding

Postby cbx4evr » Fri Oct 31, 2014 5:46 pm

I was able to bleed my rear without removing the bag. Have to lay down on the floor to do it though.
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Re: Rear Brakes Bleeding

Postby mikelens » Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:00 pm

My '90 has an access hole in the left bag to get to the bleeder. It's covered in black material. You'd hardly know it's there.

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Re: Rear Brakes Bleeding

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:48 pm

mikelens wrote:My '90 has an access hole in the left bag to get to the bleeder. It's covered in black material. You'd hardly know it's there.


All GL1500's have this. If you open up the left saddlebag, look on the inside wall, and you'll see it. Peel it off, and it will expose a hole. And like magic, right behind the hole is the bleed screw for the rear caliper.

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Re: Rear Brakes Bleeding

Postby david607 » Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:48 am

Well I never the little sneaky sods will look this morning :o :lol: :D thanks guys as always

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Re: Rear Brakes Bleeding

Postby david607 » Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:57 am

Well I have looked at my 1988 and cant find the hole ????? there is one at the front and one at the rear but cant seem to find the one for the nipple ??? oh thats what the wife says too :oops: maybe just strip the back end off again :D

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Re: Rear Brakes Bleeding

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:28 am

I went and just took a picture of mine. Here's the cover:

With cover in place
With cover in place


And here's the bleeder, visible when the cover is removed:

Bleeder visible with cover removed
Bleeder visible with cover removed

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Re: Rear Brakes Bleeding

Postby david607 » Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:43 am

Thank you for that but my 1988 dosent have that must have started it after that year But thanks again just took the case off and did it so all is good now Cheers Dave :D

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Re: Rear Brakes Bleeding

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:41 pm

david607 wrote:Thank you for that but my 1988 dosent have that must have started it after that year But thanks again just took the case off and did it so all is good now Cheers Dave :D


I wonder what year they started with that? Wouldn't be hard to cut your own hole and build a sticker to put over it (it's just a round piece of rubberish material).

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Re: Rear Brakes Bleeding

Postby redial » Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:16 am

Another use for Duck Tape?
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Re: Rear Brakes Bleeding

Postby Snowmoer » Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:26 pm

If I remember right, they started putting the hole in on the 1090 models.

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Re: Rear Brakes Bleeding

Postby redial » Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:50 pm

If I remember right, they started putting the hole in on the 1090 models


I think Adam was still in short pants about then, and would not have had the thrill of a GW. :lol:
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Re: Rear Brakes Bleeding

Postby CWJ73 » Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:11 pm

My 1990 SE has this access hole and cover. Doesn't Cycle Max sell a replaceable plug to put in the hole instead of having to Reggie the cover in place?
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Re: Rear Brakes Bleeding

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:44 pm

CWJ73 wrote:My 1990 SE has this access hole and cover. Doesn't Cycle Max sell a replaceable plug to put in the hole instead of having to Reggie the cover in place?


I haven't seen one, but I'd like to - the adhesive on mine just barely holds it in place anymore.

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Re: Rear Brakes Bleeding

Postby CWJ73 » Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:30 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
CWJ73 wrote:My 1990 SE has this access hole and cover. Doesn't Cycle Max sell a replaceable plug to put in the hole instead of having to Reggie the cover in place?


I haven't seen one, but I'd like to - the adhesive on mine just barely holds it in place anymore.



I just found it. http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1500_saddlebag_inspection_hole_plug/158744/66238
This plug fits in the inspection hole of the left saddlebag.
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Re: Rear Brakes Bleeding

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:11 am

I asked Gary and he sent me the link - I don't know how I missed it! I'm going to pick one up the next time I stop by there.

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Re: Rear Brakes Bleeding

Postby Snowmoer » Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:49 pm

Snowmoer wrote:If I remember right, they started putting the hole in on the 1090 models.


Opps, sorry, should have been 1990 model!




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