bleed brakes


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nvhom
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bleed brakes

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I had new fork seals put in my 07 1800. now the rear brake petal has to be pumped twice to get it to work my question, how do I bleed the breaks? it is just the rear petal, front brakes work as normal



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cihilb
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Re: bleed brakes

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You will have to go through the entire bleeding procedure. Since the front and rear are linked, there is no way to just bleed the rear. Get a couple of bottles of DOT 4 and go to it.
Search online for the bleeding procedure.

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Re: bleed brakes

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Invest in a factory service manual and follow the procedure for brake bleeding.
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cihilb
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Re: bleed brakes

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Here's the instructions:

Front Brake Reservoir

1: Front Right Caliper Upper Bleeder Valve 8mm
2: Front Left Caliper Middle/lower Bleeder Valve 10mm


Rear Reservoir (under right side engine cover)

1: Front Left Caliper Upper Bleeder Valve 8mm
2: Front Right Caliper Lower Bleeder Valve 10mm
3: Rear Caliper Lower Bleeder Valve 8mm
4: Anti-Dive: bleeder valve on top 10mm
5: Rear Caliper Upper Bleeder Valve 10mm

Make sure you keep the reservoirs full while doing this.
Cover all the plastic parts in case of a spill.



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