A (possible) new brake bleeding technique

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by bthumble, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. bthumble

    bthumble Guest

    I just finished converting Minx's Hyosung GT650R to a GT650RS (fully-faired with upright handlebars), and tried a new technique for bleeding the front brakes that seems to work quite well.

    Go to this page and scroll down to the "Brakes" section if you're interested. It takes about 5 minutes to make up the adaptor, you just need a bit of stiff sheet steel or aluminium, and a bicycle tube.


    bthumble, Jan 28, 2012
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    Fred Kroft Guest

    Novel :). There's a similar method where you pump pressurised fluid from
    the brake calipers (back priming/back bleeding I think it's called)...
    but the old fashioned method has always worked for me.
    Fred Kroft, Jan 28, 2012
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  3. A good way of getting rid of the older fluid in the system, but I would
    still prefer the old way of refilling
    As air travels north, leaving it overnight would expect the fluid to travel
    down and settle
    George W Frost, Jan 28, 2012
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    bthumble Guest

    I usually use the old-fashioned method too, but for some reason the master cylinder on this bike just refused to co-operate. I originally thought that something must be wrong with it, but when the replacement master cylinderfrom the wreckers had exactly the same problem I decided that I needed to use a different approach.

    bthumble, Jan 28, 2012
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    Theo Bekkers Guest

    "George W Frost" wrote
    I would do that but I've misplaced my compass. The old method usually
    works for me but I've had two occasions when it didn't. Once on the
    front right on the Cali (the one that's integrated with the rear) and
    once on my dad's 1943 Jeep. In both cases I reverse bled the brake
    using a large syringe and a piece of tubing.

    Theo Bekkers, Jan 29, 2012
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