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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-22-2016, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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Tried to change the brake fluid on Victoria yesterday, fluid was dark brown and of unknown provenance. She is old to enough to vote next year so I figured this was a cinch and dove right in. Until I forgot to check the MC level and heard that awful sucking sound.....

Burned several hours and a can of DOT 4 trying all sorts of ways to get that damm air bubble out, to no avail. Read the forums, after slapping myself for not reading them before, checked the pinhole for obstructions, zip tied the brake lever back and went to bed.

Checked on the bike this am and I HAVE BRAKES!!!

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Yea! For some reason bleeding the brakes on this bike are harder than most. The tips you found do really help. Glad you have brakes, they are kinda important..

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The timing of this thread is cool since I have been looking these past few days at a LOT of videos on changing brake fluid and also flushing/refilling the cooling system. Man! I should have done this stuff a LONG time ago! Its raining today so I'll wait until its dry to change the brake fluid (in two bikes). The coolant system servicing will wait until the hoses come in. Why didn't I watch some videos before?????

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Be careful when you go out. My son and I did the exact same thing as you just before he headed out for his first trip., Bled it several times and ended up tying the brake lever. He had good brakes for about 2 hundred miles then, nothing. He was lucky in that he was just pulling off the Interstate for gas and that there was a bike shop about 10 minutes away from the gas station. They cracked every brake connection on the front while bleeding the brakes again and got him back on the road within about 20 minutes. They only charged him about $10.00 for the fluid too. Since then I have obtained every brake bleeding device I could get and will never let the MC go dry again. That sucker is small.

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