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Spongy front Brakes - August 22, 2010, 05:13 PM

I am guessing I need to drain the fluid and replace, but Im nervous about air in the line and such. Any tips?
Any help would be great.
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August 22, 2010, 05:19 PM

Mity Vac. Great for replacing fluid. I wouldn't purge an empty system with it, though.
Then give her a couple squeezes the old fashioned way.
I has one in Gainesville area.


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August 22, 2010, 05:34 PM

Depends on where the air, if any, is in the system.

You may need to crack open the banjo bolt on the top and bleed it from there first, then go down to the bleed screw on the caliper.
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Awesome, thanks for the advice guys! I have employed toad to help me. I will be fine now!


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speed bleeders don't do sheet if the air is at the MC.

Scott...ride the bike to my house when you look at the circuit and I will get it fixed up for you.
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u may need a MC rebuild kit...if the seals are lettin in air...if you bleed it and a couple days later its spongy again then ur MC is letting in air


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How old are the hoses? I've been told the factory rubber ones stretch more as they age.
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