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2002 R6 Front brakes.... where - January 8, 2008, 09:07 AM

I've bled the front brakes on my bike a few times. The handle feels firm, but takes too much movement to make them work. Is this due to pad wear (8k) Miles? Sorry used to cars, this doesn't usually effect pedal travel in a car.

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January 8, 2008, 09:51 AM

did you bleed both sides, and top nipple? Check your pads. Each caliper has 2 12mm bolts I believe.
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January 8, 2008, 10:19 AM

Bleed from the master cylinder first then do each side at the caliper.

You will need to do it several times. WHile the handle may feel firm there may be an air bubble in the line that will become more increasingly noticeable as you use the brakes.


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January 9, 2008, 09:06 AM

Thanks! Found the problem. While I was bleeding them, my buddy who was squeezing the lever changed the setting on the lever. Can't believe I didn't check that first. I should be fired.

I am assuming that using superblue is ok in my bike?

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