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Re: Brakes are breaking me!

Doug,  If you are talking about a pre servo system (just abs), I have 
bled m RS at the abs nipples with no problems.  If I remember right, 
you have to lift the tank to do that.

Note that there is an adjustment at the master cylinder that sets just 
when the piston stops when you let go the lever.  If that is set too 
tight, the pressure in the lines will not relieve back to the reservoir 
when you release.  This could be what you hang up is.

Bob Hadden

On Feb 19, 2005, at 1:25 PM, Doug Saylor wrote:

> I've got a real big pain-in-the-ass brake problem. First I was getting 
> a sticky caliper ... or at least that what was going on. So I decided 
> to replace both calipers with extra ones I have from a wreck. I 
> noticed that it seemed BOTH calipers were sticking ... but wait, what 
> is the chance? I also noticed while bleeding the brakes, pulling the 
> brake lever was not shooting brake fluid out the open reservoir. 
> Something isn't right. I buttoned everything up, called it a night and 
> zip tied the brake lever as per some urban myth (?) I read about on 
> the 'net ... something about air being squeezed out. <sigh>
> Yesterday I bleed the hell out of the brakes (not at the ABS). Still 
> the lever goes all the way back. Fluid now does go shooting out the 
> open reservoir when the lever is pressed. I'm thinking the brakes need 
> to be bleed at the ABS? Ideas please!!
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