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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-04-2007, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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curse you brake bleeding

ok here's the deal. As you may or may not know I took apart a good deal of my bike in order to powdercoat a bunch of stuff. Well I guess when the rear brake resevior/cylinder was off the bike, it was upside down and an air bubble went into the line somewheres. So now the rear brake doesn't work at all, and since bleeding brakes is like pulling teeth to me, I was wondering if there are any devices or methods that are easy and don't require tapping the brake line while pumping the pedal. Thanks for any advice.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-04-2007, 08:33 PM
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If you can get the caliper below the master cyclinder.. I mean vertically.. you can use the gravity meathod. tapping the hose, the caliper, the lever... give it time and the bubbles will rise. It takes less effort but more time.

Of coarse you can get a vacula as well.




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oh sorry I didn't specify its the rear brake, so the caliper goes to the piston then to the resevior which is in the rear fender. and I hate the tapping technique, if done it so many times on my mx bikes and I was hoping, in this day and age, that there was something new that was like this:
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-04-2007, 08:56 PM
 
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brake vaccula.... but they can be expensive... see if a local garage will do it for you pretty cheap.
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-04-2007, 10:12 PM
 
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you can use a vac. pump ($50.00 @ sears). at the cal. and draw a vac. on the system.
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-04-2007, 10:20 PM
 
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Just bleed the damn brakes. It wont take you more than 15 minutes.



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Just bleed the damn brakes. It wont take you more than 15 minutes.
that always works too
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that always works too
And it ain't gonna cost you a ton of jack. Just some brake fluid.

I mean...you can swap out lines and bleed in an hour and stop for a beer along the way. Bleeding the rear is chump change.



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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-04-2007, 11:31 PM
 
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, its not worth the 50bucks for the vac, or let alone anyprice to have a shop do it.......
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, its not worth the 50bucks for the vac, or let alone anyprice to have a shop do it.......




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How can you guys put a price on this !!?!?!
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but being the cheap [email protected] that I am, I will continue on with the manual brake bleeding
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-05-2007, 10:34 PM
 
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but being the cheap [email protected] that I am, I will continue on with the manual brake bleeding
It's only a rear brake. Ain't that bad brother.



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