Brake bleed issues...


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Cruzin81
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Location: Yorkton/Saskatchewan/ Canada
Motorcycle: 1981 GL 1100 Interstate
1985 GL 1200 Aspencade
1979 Honda 750
1983 Honda V30 Magna
1982 Yamaha 550 Maxim

Brake bleed issues...

Post by Cruzin81 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:41 pm



Re-built the rear brakes on my 1985 Aspencade...caliper and the master cylinder and can't seem to bleed them ! Checked and re-checked the system and everything seems to be working as it should but can't get the pressure up on the caliper . There is 2 lines off the master cylinder..one to the caliper and one runs up under the false fuel tank . What is the purpose of the second one and could this cause some grief ?
I tried the simple bleed technique with no luck so bought a Vac pump for bleeding breaks and that didn't work any better ! So I tried the syringe method to push the break fluid through the bleed nipple up to the resivour , still nothing!
Any suggestions would be appreciated !



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Charlie1Horse
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Motorcycle: 1986 GL1200A Aspencade
1992 GL1500I Interstate

Re: Brake bleed issues...

Post by Charlie1Horse » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:58 pm

The other line should go to the right front brake caliper. You should bleed the right front caliper and then bleed the rear caliper to get all the air out. The right front and rear are linked to the rear pedal.
Russell

Those who say it cannot be done should try not to interrupt those who are doing it.

Cruzin81
Posts: 12
Joined: Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:42 pm
Location: Yorkton/Saskatchewan/ Canada
Motorcycle: 1981 GL 1100 Interstate
1985 GL 1200 Aspencade
1979 Honda 750
1983 Honda V30 Magna
1982 Yamaha 550 Maxim

Re: Brake bleed issues...

Post by Cruzin81 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:42 am

Thanks for the info Russell...you may have saved the rest of my hair !
I'll give that a try and report back ...
Regards !
Ross

Cruzin81
Posts: 12
Joined: Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:42 pm
Location: Yorkton/Saskatchewan/ Canada
Motorcycle: 1981 GL 1100 Interstate
1985 GL 1200 Aspencade
1979 Honda 750
1983 Honda V30 Magna
1982 Yamaha 550 Maxim

Re: Brake bleed issues...

Post by Cruzin81 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:58 pm

Took less than 10 minutes to fix the problem thanks to you !
Regards from a fellow Wing man from Saskatchewan .
Ross Tressel



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