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    brake bleeding

    last time i had to bleed my brakes the same thing happened after about an hour or so of swearing i grabed a syringe and some hose filled the syringe with fluid put the hose on the bleed nipple and slowly forced it in from the bottom, pushed all the air out the master cylinder easy as, less than 5 mins and almost no mess

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    Quote Originally Posted by theforeman View Post
    last time i had to bleed my brakes the same thing happened after about an hour or so of swearing i grabed a syringe and some hose filled the syringe with fluid put the hose on the bleed nipple and slowly forced it in from the bottom, pushed all the air out the master cylinder easy as, less than 5 mins and almost no mess

    Might be worth a try except a syringe is not something I stock, and the caliper is on the left and master on the top right end of a set of western bars.

    I have a friend coming Sunday to give the brake bleed a go, but he reckons he won't be able to do any better than I.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Lone Rider View Post
    Might be worth a try except a syringe is not something I stock, and the caliper is on the left and master on the top right end of a set of western bars.

    I have a friend coming Sunday to give the brake bleed a go, but he reckons he won't be able to do any better than I.
    Put the brake master cylinder level. I mean level! You will have to take it off the bars to do this.

    Right, now I wnat you to lift the outside end of the lever ten milimetres.

    Give it ten seconds, then pull the lever in a LITTLE bit.

    Repeat!

    You will get bubbles in the reseviour if there is air in the system. It might take a minute.

    Have a look at the master cylinder. Think about how a round piston going down a shaft might make fluid travel. The piston is a shaft with several groves in it. So there is more than one spot for air to hide.

    I will draw a diagram in paint tomorrow.
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    Local dealer suggested I check pads and disc for glazing and give them a scuff. Will do once I am not on parental duties.
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    See The Little Rosa and Resurrection in person this coming Saturday September 15th, at The Black Horse Hotel - 33 Lincoln Road. $5 entry and make sure you vote!
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    Still having trouble with the brakes. Was absolutely ass heading to the other side of the island.

    Got a new bleed nipple and a different brand of brake fluid. I am hoping that makes it work. I've also extended the pistons right out and checked for corrosion and then oiled them with CRC as a friend suggested it might be the piston sticking to the seal.

    Nice photo of it before the remake, when the brakes worked.

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    Started doing a rebuild and restoration on this last year as it was getting pretty old and tired.





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    Need to get to the test ride comments!


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