hacktastic at gmail.com
Thu Jul 17 17:37:48 PDT 2008
It took a ridiculous amount of time to bleed my SV's brakes after I
rebuilt the calipers. You'll need to do a ton of bleeding at the top
banjo. Ask Jim. It took us forever!
On 7/17/08, Steve Aronson <stevewins at gmail.com> 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. I've done this dozens of times in the past with no
> problem like this even after changing the lines. So where is the air
> hiding? I'm guessing it's at the top of the lines or in the banjo, but it
> won't come out. I've tried tapping with a rubber mallet while pumping the
> lever, holding in the lever, not touching the lever. I've tried to suck it
> out with a mityvac but the bleeders leak around the threads once loosened.
> I've let it sit overnight with the lever bungeed closed. Any suggestions?
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