Bleeding brakes 81 gl1100


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Fetasigma
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Bleeding brakes 81 gl1100

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So I rebuilt my master front and rear, calipers front and rear used a vacume bleeder to bleed in the brakes, bled the banjo at the master, installed speed bleeders, get absolutely no bubbles on a bleed, pistons are moving and brakes work but the lever still comes all the way to the grip. Before the rebuild the lever was solid so I assume the lines are OK. What's my issue? What else do I need to try? Have the handle tied down until I can look at it again tommorow afternoon


Fetasigma
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Motorcycle: 1981 gl1100, 2005 ultra classic

Re: Bleeding brakes 81 gl1100

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well after trying every trick i can find on the forums i have decided that my brake line must be bad at least in the front, the rear are firmed up. i am going to go the double banjo bolt route and rid myself of the splitter and have 2 long lines. ordering from apex now.
Fetasigma
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Joined: Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:36 am
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Motorcycle: 1981 gl1100, 2005 ultra classic

Re: Bleeding brakes 81 gl1100

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And the answer to the question was a bad master cylinder bought off ebay from China, bought a diffrent one after the stainless lines didn't do the trick, and now rock solid brakes
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Re: Bleeding brakes 81 gl1100

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Thanks for the posts. Good things to keep in mind.


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