brake problem

Jim Stewart js at
Thu Jul 17 17:30:11 PDT 2008

Steve Aronson wrote:
> I'm having a ridiculous problem bleeding my brakes.  I rebuilt the calipers
> and now I can't get a decent lever. The travel is almost to the handlebar.
> I've bled the system at the master and the calipers about 15 times now.  No
> bubbles at the calipers.  Hard to tell at the master since I don't have a
> bleeder banjo and use the squeeze/crack open over a towel, close, release
> lever.  I'm using the usual method I always do with the plastic cup and
> tubing at the calipers.

First off, are you sure the master cylinder is returning fully to the released 
position? Is the lever adjusted to maximum stroke?

Just a couple of thoughts...



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