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Old 01-11-2019, 02:08 PM   #41
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I have bled numerous bike brake lines, over the years. It is easier to have a extra set of hands, but it can be done, by oneself.

Top up the reservoir with brake fluid, pump up the brake lever, and then slightly open the bleed valve, at the caliper. Put one end of a plastic hose just smaller than the bleed nipple end, on the bleed nipple, and put the free end of the hose, into a can/bottle. Open/close with topped up fluid, and you will evenally bleed the brake line, or brake lines on a dual system.

Very easy to do, even with new brake lines.

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It's amazing what you can accomplish with a little practice. I replaced a master cylinder once and didn't even need to bleed the system afterwards :-)
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:37 PM   #43
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What Glory Racing said.

After bleeding, get a cord or rope and tie the front brake lever closed. Do the same with a weight or block or wood for the rear brake. Let this sit overnight.

I don't know how it works, but it helps with bleeding. I've heard it takes any air remaining and compresses it into small enough bubbles that they pass up on the other side of the masters. Not sure, but it will help a lot to really tighten things up.
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:50 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by MichaelFZ1 View Post
Removing the front fairing makes the job easier if you have to bleed them solo. Also will make sure you don’t drip brake fluid on your paint, brake fluid is very harmful to paint.

Remove reservoir cap, suck out old fluid with basting syringe(turkey baster)
Crack open bleeders, and let old fluid run out, pump the lever a couple times if you get tired of waiting.
Refill reservoir with new fluid, let drain down to bleeders
Tighten bleeders and pump brake lever a few times.
Refill with fluid to 3/4 full
Pump brakes a few times then hold brake lever in, crack open one bleeder until the lever squeezes into the handlebar, retighten bleeder before releasing handlebar. Repeat this step as long as air bubbles keep coming out of the bleeder. Once all air has been removed you can move to the other side, where you’ll do the same thing.
Check the reservoir every 3-4 bleeds, refill as needed.
Once all air has been bled out, use basting syringe to remove fluid to proper level.

Back brakes are the same thing, only slightly easier.
Hi Michael FZ1,
Thank you very much for your replay.I ll try to apply what you said.I hope I can.
If I can find any photos what explain about this, will be more helpfull too.
Thx again.
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:52 PM   #45
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Break Fluid Bleeding

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