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Old Yesterday, 03:49 PM   #1391
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Yes I'm a tit
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Old Yesterday, 09:08 PM   #1392
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I love that instruction you get about filling brake lines from empty. The bit that says, "This will take a few minutes"

It should say "Take as long as you like. Your life isn't long enough to do it justice. Live with a slight spongy feeling and stop moaning"

I hate bleeding brakes.


I actually think I hate f*******, p******, a****ole brakes.
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Old Today, 12:15 AM   #1393
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i really dont understand how people have problems bleeding brakes.. its stupidly simple.

jar - some brake fluid in jar - tube connected to bleed nipple - other end of tube in jar - open bleed nipple - pump brake lever. job done.
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Old Today, 02:36 AM   #1394
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Empty brake lines, airlock, pump forever, nothing coming through.

End up taking banjo off and wait 10 minutes for fluid to run through system. Them clean up the mess.

Surely that's not how they fill the system in the factory!!!
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Old Today, 10:11 AM   #1395
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If it's truely difficult, try filling it from the bottom with a shringe. Yes I know you're going to waste a bit but that's the way it is.
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Old Today, 10:20 AM   #1396
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A trick I came up with years ago to,"Prime" a Brake Master Cylinder on Motorcycles if empty or the level has been allowed to drop too low.


Spit on the palm of your hand and place on top of the open MC and make a air-tight seal.Then pull the lever several times but keeping an eye on the fluid level and top up as you go.You should feel the skin on your hand being pulled gently into the MC as a partial vacuum is created.Then the fluid will flow out of the open bleed nipple.

Like Biblio I've never had trouble bleeding Motorcycle brakes unless the MC is faulty or there is a leak somewhere using just a jar with some brake fluid in it to act as a one-way valve with the tube from the Bleed-nipple.

I've never needed to buy or use any fancy stuff.


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Old Today, 12:10 PM   #1397
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I worked out eventually that the bleed nipples let air by when I undid them. It meant there was no pressure when I pressed the lever.

In the end I just removed the nipples and let it flow through for a minute or so.



I never get this problem with a mountain bike!
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Old Today, 01:14 PM   #1398
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I worked out eventually that the bleed nipples let air by when I undid them. It meant there was no pressure when I pressed the lever.

In the end I just removed the nipples and let it flow through for a minute or so.



I never get this problem with a mountain bike!
I've never used these put some people swear by them,

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycl...IAAOSwgDRZdMQp
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Old Today, 05:30 PM   #1399
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