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Keef
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rear brake

Postby Keef » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:51 pm



I have a 1993 GL 1500 that I am working on for a friend. It has no back brakes. There is plenty of pad there, just can't get them to pump up!
I have bled and bled them with no luck.
Can any one or one's give me some ideals?????? Thanks very much

Also please! Witch front brake works with the back,,,, right or left??? Thanks



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Re: rear brake

Postby flyinrob » Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:07 pm

The left front brake is linked to the back. When you bleed them, are you getting all the air out? Are you using a mighty vac? You need to bleed the left front brake first, then do the rear. Try that and see how it works for you.

Rob

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Re: rear brake

Postby Keef » Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:06 pm

Have a generic might vac. Will do front tomorrow, then back..................Thanks

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Re: rear brake

Postby flyinrob » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:37 pm

Hopefully that does work for you. Cause the next step is having a look at the rear master cylinder, and that is not a fun task. Let us know how is goes...

Rob

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Re: rear brake

Postby NVSB4 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:10 pm

If you bleed like flyinrob suggests and it still doesn't do it, try tying the brake levers down overnight.
For some reason that makes all of the air go up into the reservoir.
The next morning, refill the reservoir and test again.
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Re: rear brake

Postby Keef » Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:07 am

OK thanks NVSB4, will do. Going to get on it today!

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Re: rear brake

Postby Keef » Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:47 am

Thanks Rob, that fixed the problem!!! There was air in the front brake. Bled it and then the back, and now have brakes.
Thanks again Rob, and to all!

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Re: rear brake

Postby flyinrob » Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:51 am

You are most certainly welcome. Glad that was the problem and not the master cylinder. Good on you. This forum has help me many, many times over the years work on my 1500.

Rob




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