Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Thanks for all the responses guys. I talked to TommyV8 today, (a local independant mc mechanic and member of the local bike forum), and got a few tips from him. I went out and slowly squeezed the lever many times while watching tiny bubbles rise in the brake fluid reservoir. The bubbles eventually quit rising, so I tied the brake lever back and am going to leave it again tonight.
Tom suggested prying the brake caliper pistons back too. I tried that with them still mounted on the forks, but it didn`t work.
Maybe I need to take the calipers off and use a "C" clamp to push the piston in.
I need to take the forks off anyway to rebuild/service the tubes, replace seals, etc., and want to polish the lower/outer aluminum sliders at the same time.
What do you all think?
Should I do the fork service/polish and finish the brake bleed when I reassemble it?
Denny, I have two questions for you. What size hose do you use for the reverse bleed?
I have a piece of 1/4" clear plastic hose, but it doesn`t grip the bleeder valve tight enough and leaks even when just trying to gravity bleed through it.
I can`t find any 6mm tubing, which may be what I need.
Just had another idea. Clamp the 1/4" hose tighter with a small automotive fuel line hose clamp. (screw type)
And two, what do you use for a nozzle on the bottle of brake fluid?
One more question. The fluid level sight glass on the master cylinder is crazed and somewhat discolored, making it somewhat difficult to determine how full the mc reservoir is. I know there is a place on Ebay where I can get a new one, but what is the best way to put it in? Crazy glue? silicone? epoxy? or ????
1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady
" or "Bad Girl
Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
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