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Front Brake Bleeding (SOLVED)

PostAuthor: mlgoudy » Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:08 pm

I have a 1983 Virago XV500 . I just replaced the master cylinder and re-built the caliper. I am having trouble bleeding the brakes. There are no leaks but they will not pump up. Any ideas will be appreciated.

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Re: Front Brake Bleeding

PostAuthor: faffi » Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:51 pm

Push the caliper piston in. You can remove it to do this, or you can just push the caliper against the brake disc. Pump it back out and repeat. In my experience, 2-5 cycles should be enough to get the air out - the rush of fluid from the caliper will take the air with it to the master cylinder, where it will exit the fluid. Should a tiny amount of air remain in the system, which I doubt, you can lean the bike on the side stand, cock the steering to the left, then zip-tie the brake lever against the throttle grip and leave for a day.
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Re: Front Brake Bleeding

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Re: Front Brake Bleeding

PostAuthor: mlgoudy » Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:43 pm

Thanks for the help. That did the trick. Brakes work great.

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Re: Front Brake Bleeding

PostAuthor: faffi » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:32 am

Good news, tanks for the update!
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