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in need of new brake fluid! how to?

ok, it's time to replace the old brake fluid and put in some new fluid. what is the best way of doing this?

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pump brake handle hold the handle open bleeder screw repeat till there is clean fluid squirting out ( i usually rototate on each caliper ) also make sure the master doesnt go empty

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Do you really need to pump the lever? I would think simply opening the bleed screw a bit if would drain the master cylnder. Just make the MC level and add fluid as it drains. Do one caliper at a time.

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I take my caliper off and open the bleed value a bit, attach a clear hose to it, then compress the piston. All the old stuff gets pushed out, then fill from the MC, slowly pumping the lever, with new fluid and the piston still compressed. Once I get nice clean fluid and making sure there are no air bubbles, I close the valve, remount the caliper and then do the other side. Once it's done, I make sure the brakes are nice and firm, top off the MC if needed, and take off on a long test ride. Many ways to do it and this is just the way I do.

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