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ktwgoldwing
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bleeding brakes

Postby ktwgoldwing » Sun May 23, 2010 7:54 am



I need to know the order to bleed the brakes on my 1800. I was told that their is a order to do that in to get all the air out of the lines. I was also tolds that the mity-vac was the best way to do it. Info please



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Re: bleeding brakes

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 24, 2010 1:26 pm

To bleed the front, you do the left front caliper.

To bleed the rear, you first do the rear, then the right front caliper.

And yes, a Mity-Vac will help immensely with this task.

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Re: bleeding brakes

Postby tfdeputydawg » Mon May 24, 2010 5:25 pm

WingAdmin wrote:To bleed the front, you do the left front caliper.

To bleed the rear, you first do the rear, then the right front caliper.

And yes, a Mity-Vac will help immensely with this task.


Not quite correct my friend:
1. Lever brake line:
Turn handlebar to the left w/bike on center stand until the front master cylinder reservoir is level, then remove the cap.
Bleed the front upper right caliper valve, then the front lower left caliper valve.
2. Pedal brake line:
Bleed upper left front upper caliper valve, then right front lower caliper valve, then the anti-dive valve, finally upper and lower rear caliper valves.

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Re: bleeding brakes

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 24, 2010 10:58 pm

Of course, forgot about the extra bleed valves on the 1800. But I did get the order of the calipers correct. :)

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Re: bleeding brakes

Postby tfdeputydawg » Mon May 24, 2010 11:13 pm

WingAdmin wrote:Of course, forgot about the extra bleed valves on the 1800. But I did get the order of the calipers correct. :)

Read my post again, please. When doing the pedal brake line, you do the rear last!
I do agree w/a Mighty Vac being a big help :D




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