Front brake - trapped air

Ped pedmail at
Sat Jul 21 15:23:05 PDT 2012


Yes, I did ride the bike recently. More specifically about 4400 km's 
(2735 miles) going uphill and downhill in the Pyrenees and the Alps, 
just three weeks ago :-) Some of the French roads were quite bumpy, so 
if there were any bubbles that could be shaken loose I guess that trip 
would have made it... It can still brake hard, but the lever has to be 
pulled almost all the way to the handle bar....

'96 "Black Stealth" GPZ (ABS)

Den 21-07-2012 15:01, William K Denton skrev:
> Ped,
> Have you driven it at all?  The last time I had a spongy brake lever, I rode
> the bike and the vibration helped the trapped air to move, coalesce and
> migrate to the top of the system where it escaped into the M/ reservoir.
> Just a thought.
> Bill Denton
> Yardley, PA
> wkdenton at
> Lazarus Cycleworks, LLC
> We Breathe New Life into Old Bikes
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "GPZ1100ABS" <gpz1100abs at>
>> I have come to the point where I don't know what to do next - except
>> turn it over to the dealer and ask them to do it. Before I do that - has
>> anyone tried this? And has THE trick about how to get the last air
>> bubble out of the system?
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