I have been riding this model since 1995, and have had very few maintenance\nproblem with the linked brakes until recently. I blew the rear master\ncylinder, ordered the repair kit, and had a dealer install the kit.\nProblem: the dealer had a difficult time bleeding the rear brake - took him\nabout 3 hours with all of his equipment (the dealer can both suck and blow\nfluid). I never had trouble bleeding the brakes with a hand held vacuum\ndevice, but then again I never had to refill an entire system. The dealer\nsaid he finally solved the problem by "back flushing" the system from the\nproportioner valve. He said that the linked brake system is difficult to\nbleed and that some times they get lucky and it goes well, and sometimes it\ndoesn't. I realize the the linked braking system is complicated, but it\nseems to me that bleeding any system should be straight forward if there are\nenough bleeder valves designed in at critical points by the manufacturer.\nCan anybody shed light on why this can be such a problem? I certainly\nrespect Honda engineering, but did they screw this up by not providing\nenough bleeders? Thanks for any information.