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  • Offline lather   us

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    Need help blleding front brakes
    on: May 25, 2021, 12:05:33 am
    May 25, 2021, 12:05:33 am
    I changed my front pads and had trouoble pushing pistons back in far enough to make room for new pads. Ended up removeing the left caliper and putting in a vice to get the pistons pushed in. Now after reconnecting and bleeding the caliper I have a soft lever. Does anybody know some tricks to bleeding the brakes?
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    Re: Need help blleding front brakes
    Reply #1 on: May 26, 2021, 05:11:48 pm
    May 26, 2021, 05:11:48 pm
    Same as other bleeding procedures.
    Squish squish, hold lever, open bleeder, close bleeder, release lever. Repeat as many times as necessary.

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    Re: Need help blleding front brakes
    Reply #2 on: May 26, 2021, 08:42:45 pm
    May 26, 2021, 08:42:45 pm
    Thanks for the reply. I have discovered my mistake. Initially I only bled the caliper I had exposed to the air (left).
    I have not been able to find a service manual for the 950 but I found one for the 2016 1200 and followed the instructions which  specified bleeding the right caliper first. I did this and was suprised to see it was full of air. As soon as I bled the right caliper I had a firm lever.
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    Re: Need help blleding front brakes
    Reply #3 on: May 28, 2021, 10:55:25 pm
    May 28, 2021, 10:55:25 pm
    A handy tip I was given was to ensure the pistons are fully retracted when you you bleed. That way you avoid having a cavity behind the piston where the air bubbles can not flow uphill.