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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-26-2013, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Have been fighting with the front disk brake for months. Rebuilt, MC, Rebuilt caliper. Bled backwards, forwards, upside down. Nothing worked. Went to visit M Angel, and viola'. All is good. M changed the MC gasket around. That did the trick. Now it was put on correctly to start with, but would not creat pressure.
Thanks M Angel for all your help.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-26-2013, 02:42 PM
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No problem bud, you know where I am if you need a hand with anything else. Just give me a shout. Stay safe out there.
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What was the problem to start with?

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The MC wasn't building pressure in the caliper. I flipped the rubber seal on the MC piston and it works. Tested it out on my virago and it worked.
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Did that cause the bike to not brake at all, or did he have to apply more force than usual to get it to brake?

I ask cause I've always thought I have to apply more force than I should when braking... but I have no other bike to compare it to, so I don't know if it's just me.

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Well it caused the brake to not work at all afaik. But keep in mind that he has the virago front end and thus virago brake. He has the kaw MC though.

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Oh I see... thanks!

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i have noticed that my front brake is nice and firm but when i did the edge's bike his was soft even after bleeding all the air out and the same for the 03 i just finished on monday i wonder if i could flip the do hickey around as you did and fix there problem

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Give it a shot, let me know how it works. His lever was nice and firm after we flipped the seal.
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Give it a shot, let me know how it works. His lever was nice and firm after we flipped the seal.
got any pics of which seal we are talking about cause i have never pulled the mc apart

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