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Re: Brakes are breaking me!
- Subject: Re: Brakes are breaking me!
- From: Doug Saylor <absdoug@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2005 12:15:33 -0800 (PST)
An Oilhead, duh! <wink!>
Mick <bmwmick@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
At 10:25 AM 2/19/2005 -0800, you 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.
>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!!
You REALLY need to give us some help here. I know that YOU are
fully aware of what bike you are working on, but WE are not. : ))