1983 Front Brake Will not Bleed


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phredryxun96
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1983 Front Brake Will not Bleed

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My bike has been sitting all winter and I went to do the brakes. I could not get the front right brake to bleed at all, I cannot even get fluid to flow through when I remove the bango bolt from the front caliper. Is the line clogged, or is there something else that could be an issue?


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Re: 1983 Front Brake Will not Bleed

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The right front brake is linked to the rear brake on the '83, You need to be working the rear brake pedal to bleed it. The hand brake works the left front ONLY.
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Re: 1983 Front Brake Will not Bleed

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Yep, I've tried using the rear brake lever.
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Re: 1983 Front Brake Will not Bleed

Post by winguyjo »

i would loosen the next banjo bolt up stream and see if fluid is moving though there, if none, keep moving upstream.
there may be better troubleshooting methods, and if so, someone will likely chime in .


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