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Howdy everyone. I was hoping to get some help diagnosing my front brake issue. So basically what happens is when I go to pull the brake the first pull there is nothing, I almost have to pump the lever for it to work. I've bled the brakes and it's got new fluid. Any suggestions?
 

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probably still air in the system. these brakes are notoriously hard to bleed.

many have had luck with tying the brake lever back and letting it sit overnite. That is what I did with mine, and at least got some feel in the handle. then after a bit of time, its nice and solid
 

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I took a piece of clear vinyl tubing that fit tight over the bleeder screw. Then I just sucked the air bubbles out by just cracking the bleeder screw one at a time till no more bubbles. Then I tied the handle overnight and no more problems.
 

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I took a piece of clear vinyl tubing that fit tight over the bleeder screw. Then I just sucked the air bubbles out by just cracking the bleeder screw one at a time till no more bubbles. Then I tied the handle overnight and no more problems.
I'll pickup some tubing tonight, thanks for the recommendation.
 

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So picked up a bleeder from autozone, bled the brakes, solid fluid no bubbles. Issue still persists and it appears like a bit of fluid is pooling at the bottom of the brake lever. I'm thinking bad master.
 

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did you overflow the master at any point or spill any fluid?

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"it appears like a bit of fluid is pooling at the bottom of the brake level..."

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If you're saying it's leaking fluid...yeah, that's not good. Make sure all your connecting banjos are tight.
Did you tie the lever back overnight?
Yeah I checked the connections they're not leaking.


did you overflow the master at any point or spill any fluid?

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Spilled a bit of fluid filling it up a while back but I cleaned it up.
 

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is it leaking out the window?

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might have spilled some when filling. try opening the cap of the master and tying back the lever overnight

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might have spilled some when filling. try opening the cap of the master and tying back the lever overnight

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Done it already, no change. I'm going to be replacing the brake lines and rebuilding the calipers, see if that fixes it
 
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