brake problem

zoran zv30 at
Thu Jul 17 19:18:28 PDT 2008

they all leak by treads when loose.

Zoran Vujasinovic
Twin Works Factory
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ernest Montague" <afm199 at>
To: "Suzuki SV650 Mailing List" <sv650 at>
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2008 5:15 PM
Subject: Re: brake problem

> the bleeders are not leaking around the threads,  the mity vac is 
> sucking air around the nipple. Dont worry about it and use the mity vac
> On Jul 17, 2008, at 4:17 PM, 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.  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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