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post #1 of 12 Old 03-28-2017, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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Need help bleeding new braided brake lines

So i bought some Venhill Braided brake lines awhile ago just now got em installed to the bike but cant get fluid to the cables to the calibers help please
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post #2 of 12 Old 03-28-2017, 10:18 AM
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Some use a pump but I've just left top off reservoir and pumped lever.... a lot. Careful it doesn't splash out into paint. After a while it seems to speed up and go down lines quicker.
I use a collector pot with a silicon hose onto calliper nipple, leave nipple open and just pump lever like a mad man until it's through.
Some use a cable tie or something to keep lever in and let bubbles get up and out over night.

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i use a cheap mity vac and pull it through callipers just keep topping up resevoir
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post #4 of 12 Old 03-28-2017, 11:16 AM
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Whole set-up has barely an egg cup of fluid in, I have never had a problem bleeding brakes just takes time as Shep says just keep pumping the lever and you should see a very small bubble pop the surface, just keep going and it will fill the system up and once your happy it's full tie the lever back over night for good measures...I never find the need to pump fast just steady is fine.

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post #5 of 12 Old 03-28-2017, 11:21 AM
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You could try a big syringe and rubber tube. Fill the syringe with fluid open the bleed nipple. Push the tube over the nipple and push the fluid from below up.
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Hi guys yeah try the syringe and push the fluid back up through nipples then when you get her bled tie the lever back to the handle bar over night to bet any bubbles out, keep trying something will work, when I bleed them I use a piece of hose on the nipples one at a time into a jar of fluid so its (the hose) is submerged and crack the nipple and pump Craig

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post #7 of 12 Old 03-29-2017, 12:31 AM
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Buy a motorcycle bleed kit ;)
Connects to airline sucks fluid through.
Here in the UK i bought a kit from Laser tools.
There's also lots of kits on Flea-Bay.
10 minute job :)
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You could try a big syringe and rubber tube. Fill the syringe with fluid open the bleed nipple. Push the tube over the nipple and push the fluid from below up.



On the standard six pots this was the only way I could get the bleeding started after a strip down.

'You fools, you smashed me with your iron horse'.
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Thanks for the help guys i forgot to tell everyone that the whole braking system is full stock
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post #10 of 12 Old 03-30-2017, 04:08 AM
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I did refurbished empty 6 pots with zero fluid in the system in under ten mins , no stress. That also included the rear :)
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6 pots are your problem ;-)

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post #12 of 12 Old 03-31-2017, 12:15 PM
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Afkan, on my ZX/ZZR 1100 the Sixpots are an upgrade from the original 4 pots . Courtesy of Suzuki GSXR .
The bike stops well :) The Six pots on my 12r were scary when I first got it. But once serviced and with better pads were OK. Appreciate the later brakes are much better though :)
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