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post #3 of (permalink) Old 04-22-2019, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
manoj517
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Originally Posted by DenverKirk View Post
Did you removed the rear brake caliber? The bleeding nozzle is on the bottom of the caliper, the caliper has to be turned upside down for the air to come out.



Is the bike ABS?? I had the same problem here is what I did...the wrong way first and then the right way haha.



1) Removed Caliper and turned upside down

2) Bleed brake normally.

3) Replace



This worked only a little bit, and then got mushy again.



The right way



1) Ride the bike and brake hard to engage ABS

2) Turn off the bike with the kill switch but leave the key turned on (This keeps the ABS system on)

1) Removed Caliper and turned upside down

2) Bleed brake normally.

3) Replace



I repeated this process 4 times, there was a LOT of air in the lines. Back brake works great now!
Thanks for the reply DenverKirk. Sorry for the late reply, I had an accident and broke my right thumb while renovating the deck. It's sad that this happened right before the riding season, looks like I won't be riding for another 4-6 weeks. I'll definitely try to bleed it again as you suggested with callipers off and see if that makes any difference. And yes the bike has ABS.
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