Author Topic: Tying the brake lever on to squeeze the air out  (Read 642 times)

Offline helicopterjim

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Re: Tying the brake lever on to squeeze the air out
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2019, 03:03 »
Madame's small electric motor?

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Offline Piranha Brother 2

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Re: Tying the brake lever on to squeeze the air out
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2019, 03:01 »

-before dismounting the brake master, I pull out the brake-pads and pump out the pistons so that there is more brake fluid in the calipers than normal. be carefully not to overdue, else the pistons might pop-out and you have a leaking system!
-exchange the brake-master and re-fill the reservoir
-gently push the pistons in at the calipers, making sure the reservoir does not overflow and the highest point of the system is the venting hole (sometimes it is enough to just turn the stearing left...


Outlined this method in a different post two weeks ago - I learnt it working on bicycle disc brakes. It's a gem.
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What ... leave it standard??!!