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Does anyone have one? Or do you know if it will fit the monster 1200 reservoirs. I have been trying to contact the company to find out but their customer service has not been so good. Guess they don't need the business
 

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Brakes are good but want to do preventative maintenance and flush my brakes. I am just looking to see if there is a better way than traditional method or using vacuum bleeder. Thanks for the tip on flipping the rear caliper.
 

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Syringe fluid from reservoir... compress brake calliper pads...syringe fluid again...then bleed in fresh fluid...doing it this way and you can flush both front and rear with only one small can of fluid

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Ok great. Are you just using traditional bleeding technique of pumping them holding lever while cracking open the bleeder? I have read a lot of posts saying the rear was a problem to bleed that's why I was thinking of going with the power bleeder
 

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*if air is present or introduced*...the rear will be IMPOSSIBLE to bleed with any technique or tool unless the caliper is removed...that being said I use the lever and pedal initially to refill the calipers then switch to a hand vac/pump to pull fluid until it's clear but only because it's quick and clean...typically it only takes an ounce or less; for the rear; once it's bled and I'm certain the old fluid is out I will remove the caliper and do a final bleed by hand, pressing the brake pedal by hand and cracking the bleed screw...at least once...it's taught feeling is immediate....caliper just needs the bleed screw aimed up or angled, don't get too carried away...I've pumped liters through my back brake and had no lasting effect until I removed it...a bit of warning...when your compressing the pistons into the caliper make sure the cover is on the reservoir! Same goes for filling the pistons by squeezing the lever


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Thanks for the great info. So for the disk bleeding when the caliper is removed from the disk what do you use to prevent the caliper piston from coming out. Sorry for all of the questions
 

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I used a 10mm allen wrench to keep the pads separated...this is a pic of the front...actually using increasing sized Allen keys I was able to compress the pistons evenly and then left one in as I did the final bleed in the rear


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I tried everything to bleed my spongy rear brake... mityvac pump, reverse bleed, traditional method... nothing worked.

Finally removed the caliper, flipped it so valve is highest point, strapped to secure, then used mityvac and bam! Tight brake.
 

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I tried everything to bleed my spongy rear brake... mityvac pump, reverse bleed, traditional method... nothing worked.

Finally removed the caliper, flipped it so valve is highest point, strapped to secure, then used mityvac and bam! Tight brake.
Yeah it's a bitch for sure way to go Ducati, I wish they mounted the caliper on the top.
 

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Thanks. That looks like a good option plus motive products never got back to me if they have adapters to fit the monster resevoirs. What hp compressor do you need to run the mityvac?
 

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Rear brakes have never worked well on my 2014 and completely go out after shop flush and a couple months of riding. They should recall and fix this bad design flaw.
 

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my rear brake actually works very good on my 2015. I went with the motion pro hydraulic brake bleeder instead of the motive power bleeder. I am planning to flush brakes tomorrow. Will post back on how it works and if rear brakes still feel good.
 

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Rear brakes have never worked well on my 2014 and completely go out after shop flush and a couple months of riding. They should recall and fix this bad design flaw.
I suspected the air is getting in at the ABS unit but sold the bike before really digging into it.

As for bleeding etc, Multis suffer the same issues with the rear brake. Guy with one put a banjo point on his ABS unit (high point of the system) with a bleeder nipple on it and that greatly helped get the air out of the system (and perhaps keep it out?).

YMMV, etc.
 

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Well did front brakes and clutch today using the motion pro hydraulic brake bleeder. It worked perfectly. Only had to bleed half a reservoir worth of fluid through each caliper and then when I did the master cylinder up at the brake lever there were no air bubbles at all. Have not ridden it but everything feels normal. I would definitely recommend the hydroponic bleeder. Very easy, clean and inexpensive ($15)
 

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After I replace all my brake fluid on my 1100, which also has the low sitting rear caliper, I run my bleeder hose to the reservoir so as to recycle the new brake fluid; i place a zip tie around the res to hold the bleeder hose in place. you have to fill up the reservoir while the bleeder hose is purging and be sure the bleeder hose is aimed up, coming off the bleeder valve. then I crack open the bleeder valve, and pump the **** out of the brake pedal repeatedly and quickly; this pushes the air out before it gets a chance to blow back up the line. it got all the air out of mine.

I don't waste time removing the caliper anymore for bleeding.
 

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So I wonder if I use the hydrolic bleeder (which is a check valve that doesn't let air back into the system) if i can do the same thing as your method. I'm only curious because I have the tool otherwise I will try your method. What do you think?
 

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There is no shortcut...once the air is out , it's out....I ran a liter of fluid with the consistency of cold maple syrup and the air remained...(added water to brake fluid and put in a freezer...it was very thick)the only way to clear the air is to remove the caliper...period....I'm not adding air into brakes to try it...but I was always curious if bleeding the brake while it's on its kickstand would have done the trick?...bike was always level on a paddock stand during my endeavors...anyone try it on the kickstand?

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