I got my brakes all back together today and bled.Took some to get pressure back in the master as I rebuilt it.Didnt need it but did it anyway since I replaced everything else in the brakes.What are other ways to get all the air out.I used my mityvac.I retightened all the lines and bolts.I cracked the banjo at the master.Its firm but can still almost pull the lever to the bar.Cant remember how much space was left between the grip and lever but think it was an inch maybe??Right now I have the lever pulled in and zip tied and it seems to be getting better.May rebleed tomorrow at the calipers.
'08-Dropped 2", 1" bar risers , DB windscreen, Full Brock's short meg, K&N Race filter 176HP 105TQ .
my question is how much gap is there going to be between the lever and grip when firm.I can almost pull it to the grip now.
You can sometimes get additional air out the top of the brake system by a very simple procedure.
Very lightly tap the brake lever, and I mean very lightly, just enough to open the little port where the replacement hydraulic fluid is sucked into the piston. This will let tiny air bubbles trapped in the master cylinder escape up through the top instead of pushing it through to the bottom. You really can get a lot of air out of the top of the hydraulic system.
Since air bubbles will collect and rise in the fluid, I sometimes do this after a day of sitting to find more air released.
As a test, I did this when I replaced the MC on my GS1100e. Since the lower lines had not been disturbed, I did not need to bleed down by the calipers and found that I was able to bleed the entire system "backwards" up through the master cylinder.
I have the same thing going on karnage, I haven't tried the zip tie/rubber band trick yet. I went to the dealer to make sure it wasn't paranoia. At the dealer it's firm at about 1/3 and adjusted out mine isn't till about 2/3 pull. Thought it might be the chazzos but maybe not. Let me know if you find a solution. My threads seem to go nowhere
I ziptied the lever to the grip over night and I have a really firm lever now.Must have had a little air left in the master.Too bad it doesnt have a bleeder on the master.Now I cant wait to get it all back together and try out my new brakes.