Author bleeding brakes - oh dear? is it as complicted as the VFR750?  (Read 1105 times)

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  • Offline bazza950   england

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    bleeding brakes - oh dear? is it as complicted as the VFR750?
    on: Jun 15, 2021, 10.31 am
    Jun 15, 2021, 10.31 am
    My bike needs the front brakes stripping and at 3 years old I need to change the fluid.I looked on U tube and watched the guy spent 35 minutes bleeding a VFR750 -it looked very complicated with the mid way compensator to bleed as well. He explained how good the auto bleed pump at £15 was-then did it all without using it on the "difficult" bit. His wife helped -mine doesn't  know what a brake lever even looks like!
    before I get myself into a pickle on this ,has anyone got advice?My front brake is dragging a bit but although i managed the rear strip ok i did clamp off the brake line so no air could get in!

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    Re: bleeding brakes - oh dear? is it as complicted as the VFR750?
    Reply #1 on: Jun 15, 2021, 09.17 pm
    Jun 15, 2021, 09.17 pm
    try a good clean of the calliper's, pistons with a toothbrush,  without removing the pistons , then get a Mityvac  suction kit on the bleed nipples and suck fluid out each bleed nipple , no need to touch the brake lever, keep topping up the reservoir , fill resevoir twice for each nipple . works for me  :152:.

    or anything that sucks, eg a big syringe with tube   

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    Re: bleeding brakes - oh dear? is it as complicted as the VFR750?
    Reply #2 on: Jun 16, 2021, 07.35 pm
    Jun 16, 2021, 07.35 pm
    Hi,
    Asct17 has posted on here "air in brake lines" to show the correct procedure of bleeding. I have followed it a few weeks ago with great results. no air bubbles in the system. Thank you Asct17.

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    Re: bleeding brakes - oh dear? is it as complicted as the VFR750?
    Reply #3 on: Dec 27, 2021, 01.08 am
    Dec 27, 2021, 01.08 am
    You're welcome!  I am happy to help. Btw, checkout the new brake bleeding video on my channel. Note: This time I extracted all the fluid out.  The lines were completely empty. I then flushed all the lines with the new fluid.  It worked out well.
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