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Old 04-07-2013, 07:49 AM   #63421
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Yeah, and I didn't get us lost, just misplaced. Besides I asked Larry (once I noticed we were off route) if he had any recommendations as to where to ride. He just shrugged his shoulders and took off, I just followed. It's Larry's fault...yea that's it.

Jim, for the record I thought your name should have become "Crash", just sayin
I'd go for that.

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Old 04-07-2013, 09:02 AM   #63422
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Here in a few Im taking a slow ride to tanglewood to swap some artwork then the long way back. Anyone wanna join? Holler
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:29 AM   #63423
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I wish JT, its nice outside.

instead, I rode to work just a bit ago...

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Old 04-07-2013, 01:13 PM   #63424
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ok took it all apart. put it back together. went to bleed the brakes and i cant get it to tighten up. just really soft. any ideas?

Doc need a parts bike?
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:14 PM   #63425
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That sucks. Was hoping they sold them. Need to go buy one of those deals to get stripped screws out and put different screws in. I found some tubbing i can put over the nipple to bleed the brakes.

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A JIS insert in an impact driver will usually beat an EZout. You should get a driver at Grainger too. Not to be confused with an impact wrench.
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/WES...RH8?Pid=search
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:15 PM   #63426
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explain your bleed procedure stuck?
are you ever letting the reservoir on the master cylinder low on fluid?
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:29 PM   #63427
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ok took it all apart. put it back together. went to bleed the brakes and i cant get it to tighten up. just really soft. any ideas?

Doc need a parts bike?
End up? Im havin that problem
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:30 PM   #63428
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explain your bleed procedure stuck?
are you ever letting the reservoir on the master cylinder low on fluid?
I filled up the reservior pumped it a while then opened up the bleeder valve while holding the brake in. then tightend the valve let the brake out and keep going this. I made sure to keep an eye on the reservior so it did not get low. I tried it with the lid of the reservior on and off. when i would loosen the valve i would get some air at first. Then nothing. Tried to just pump it with the vave open as well. When it was closed i tried to pump also and would get bubbles in the reservior.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:31 PM   #63429
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ok took it all apart. put it back together. went to bleed the brakes and i cant get it to tighten up. just really soft. any ideas?

Doc need a parts bike?
Is it the front or rear brake? Kind of hard to diagnose without knowing what you've done so far also.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:32 PM   #63430
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Is it the front or rear brake? Kind of hard to diagnose without knowing what you've done so far also.

Front brake. Put in a new master cylinder rebuild kit.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:34 PM   #63431
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assuming the rebuild kit was installed correctly and it is not bypassing internally, you might just have to pump it more to build the pressure.

or gravity bleed it

pull the brake lever to the handlebar, and tie it there

crack the bleed screw, so that brake fluid just barely oozes out.

keep refilling the reservoir so it never gets low, after a few minutes, of flow, it should be pretty clear ( no bubbles)

at that point, close the bleed screw, let the brake lever loose from the handle bar, and it should be pretty free of air.


it sounds to me like you just need to keep pumping it though, maybe 20 times, when it starts to have pressure ( resistance) hold the lever in, and just barely crack the bleed screw open, it shoudl let out some bubbles

do this, maybe 10 times, it should get firmer and firmer each time.

eventually, no more bubbles will come out.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:35 PM   #63432
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Front brake. Put in a new master cylinder rebuild kit.
With front brakes, sometimes you have to bleed the line right at the master cylinder. Wrap a rag around it then pump the lever, loosen the fitting, until you see fluid weeping out around the fitting, then tighten it back up.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:36 PM   #63433
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assuming the rebuild kit was installed correctly and it is not bypassing internally, you might just have to pump it more to build the pressure.

or gravity bleed it

pulled the brake lever to the handlebar, and tie it there

crack the bleed screw, so that brake fluid just barely oozes out.

keep refilling the reservoir so it never gets low, after a few minutes, of flow, it should be pretty clear ( no bubbles)

at that point, close the bleed screw, let the brake lever loose from the handle bar, and it should be pretty free of air.

I had the wife come out and just hold it. I noticed it would stop draining pretty fast then start letting air back in.

Should the reservior be getting ari bubbles?
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:38 PM   #63434
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i pumped the brakes 50-60 plus times and never had it get firmer at all. just stays the same the hole time
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:42 PM   #63435
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Do this brake line have have a banjo bolt connecting to the master cylinder?

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