1984 aspencade brakes?


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1984 aspencade brakes?

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1984 aspencade brakes issue. I realize the rear brake pedal operates a front caliper also. Here is where my problem lies. I follow the brake line from the mastercylinder on the bars and it goes behind headlight crosses over to left side of forks and goes to left front caliper. And right side front caliper is connected to the rear brake pedal. Which makes sense to me since the rear brake is on left side of the bike and this way they are opposed. Here lies my problem i look it up in the haynes manual and it shows the picture just as mine is with front brake going to left caliper from the bars . But then in the instructions contradict the picture. So which is correct?



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Pic top left and number 8 near bottom right

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as sitting on the bike, left hand front caliper is operated from the handlebar lever, right hand front caliper, is connected to the rear caliper, and operated by the rear brake pedal.

they changed the setup on the 1500's so that the rear and left hand caliper was connected.

if you need to bleed the rear at any time, the front right caliper should be bled before the rear.

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Thanks i came to that conclusion but the directions threw me since i would think the aspect of left or right would coincide with driver in driving position. Obviously I'm mistaken once again. Thanks for the reply

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Krazywolf8169 wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:58 am
Thanks i came to that conclusion but the directions threw me since i would think the aspect of left or right would coincide with driver in driving position. Obviously I'm mistaken once again. Thanks for the reply
nope you are correct, the aspect of right to left, is as if sitting on the bike, if the manual is giving a different position it is incorrect.

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As i mentioned in original post and i posted the page from the manual the picture shows the front brake line crossing from right to left behind headlight and if you read #8 of the instructions it says the pedal operates the rear and left front caliper and the left front caliper should be bled first

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Krazywolf8169 wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:09 pm
As i mentioned in original post and i posted the page from the manual the picture shows the front brake line crossing from right to left behind headlight and if you read #8 of the instructions it says the pedal operates the rear and left front caliper and the left front caliper should be bled first
well what can I say, I've replaced pads and bled the systems on a 84, 86, and 87 and I can only repeat that as sitting on bike, the right hand front caliper is connected to the rear, and should be bled first, however if you feel the need to check and get it right, bled any one front caliper, and you will know in a couple of seconds which is which.

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The right front caliper is definitely hooked to the rear brake pedal realized this when i cracked open both front calipers to replace the fluid. When i realized i had no brakes i went to read from the haynes manual where i learned of the combined brake system but if you read instructions #8 says its the left and i came here to post to find out if my bike was rigged improperly or if the directions were incorrect



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