Cross with myself...please help!


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doughnutysl
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Cross with myself...please help!

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Hi,
I have done something stupid while bleeding the brakes on my 1976 GL1000 and I should have known better!
After renewing the seals in my brake calipers and sarting the bleed process, I pulled in the brake lever right upto the handle bar and now nothing is happening?
The lever just flaps about but does not actuate the mastercylinder.
The book (which i know I should have read first) states place a 15mm spacer between brake lever and grip to stop over travel.....it doesn't say what to do if you've alraedy doen that?

Please could someone advise the way out of this problem.

Thank you
doughnutysl


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Post by WingAdmin »

Hm, that's an interesting one. I think I would try removing the lever (remove the jam nut, remove the pivot screw, pull the lever free) and use a pick to try to pull the master cylinder piston back out of the bore. THAT said, there is a fairly strong spring in there that should be pushing it back out, so if it is not, it might be time to look at rebuilding that master cylinder.
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Collapse one of the calipers, it should push the master cylinder piston back out.
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Thank you for those encouraging tips, I'll give both a try to night, finger crossed!
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doughnutysl wrote: Fri May 03, 2019 1:53 am Thank you for those encouraging tips, I'll give both a try to night, finger crossed!
Unless you know it was recently rebuilt, it wouldn't hurt to rebuild it anyways.


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