Re: 2013 Brake Bleeding Problem
Things looked better tonight. I re-bled front and rear brake circuits again and found no evidence of air in the lines. It seems the rear brake is better than last night. I can lock up the rear wheel and cause the ABS to activate. However, it still doesn't feel as "solid" as it did prior to the brake fluid change.
There are several things I can yet try, including:
- Back flushing the circuit from the bleeder nipple to the master cylinder reservoir. I've heard that often removes air that stubbornly refuses to be flushed out during a normal brake flush.
- Removing the calipers and pushing the pistons back into the caliber cylinder to expel trapped air.
- "Tilting" the caliber to have the bleed nipple at the very top of the caliber to allow air to escape.
Whatever the solution, it will have to wait until next week. I am traveling with my son to the Top of the Rockies rally in Paonia, CO this weekend. I feel confident enough of the brakes in their less than perfect condition so as not to worry too much during the trip. We will be trying out new Sena bluetooth headsets on the trip. It will be a pleasure to be able to talk when necessary and wirelessly listen to GPS commands and music.
Thanks for all your tips and recommendations.
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