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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:27 pm 
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It only takes a couple of hours to do, just make sure you don't lose the little seals inside the two halfs. I did mine and reused the old seals as they were OK, the worst bit is getting them bled properly, I made up a gizmo which works great after spending dough on a one man bleed kit which was rubbish, buy bleedhose from a pet shop/aquarium its cheaper than car places but I've no idea where to get a big syringe, chemists only do diddy ones. H

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Hazzo wrote:
It only takes a couple of hours to do ...


I was put off by the bit at the begining saying allow 5-6 hours. After having the 4 pot Toks on my ZZR 600 I know what a crappy job this can be. I guess frequency is the key here. My only worry is if I start a job on a saturday morning and it all goes tit's up I can't get to work on Monday.... Bugger I knew there was a reason I used to have two bikes :lol:


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Glad the guide's of help, it is a fairly straight forward job...old school engineering maintenance ....love it ;-)

If the pistons come out fairly easily, your looking at and hour per calliper tops, but I have literally spent all day working on them before with badly seized pistons, it's like popping your cherry....1st time's a bit fumbilly....but you get better with practice ;-)


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Davy,

Great guide, well done mate.

When you bleed the calipers back up do you do one at a time or do you do the lever pumping/bleed nipple tightening sequence on both calipers at the same time?

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One at a time. I then went back and double checked each after the lever went firm to make sure I couldn't get any more air out.

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Glad the guide's of help, it is a fairly straight forward job...old school engineering maintenance ....love it ;-)

If the pistons come out fairly easily, your looking at and hour per calliper tops, but I have literally spent all day working on them before with badly seized pistons, it's like popping your cherry....1st time's a bit fumbilly....but you get better with practice ;-)


I used a block of wood in the ones that were free and used the brake lever to pop the seized ones before disconnecting the lines. H

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Adding this job to my to do list. A great how to guide. Thanks.

Found a cheep bleeding kit with a one way valve in....

http://www.mandp.co.uk/productinfo/5296 ... its/Draper

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Peachey wrote:
Adding this job to my to do list. A great how to guide. Thanks.

Found a cheep bleeding kit with a one way valve in....

http://www.mandp.co.uk/productinfo/5296 ... its/Draper

Not bad.

Peachey


Using one of these, works well, :)

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... yId_255216

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Nice, Does the mini-black tube go onto the bleeding nipple or do i still need some tubing?

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Nice, Does the mini-black tube go onto the bleeding nipple or do i still need some tubing?


No the Black tube plugs onto the bleed nipple, the rest of the tube is pushed down inside the bottle, (clear tube so you can see fluid/air bubbles, should have a one way valve on the end (inside bottle)

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On bleeding, i've got non return valves from pet shop/ aquarium supplies attached to the hoses i use for bleeding. Makes bleeding the brakes so much easier.

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Thats what I use to bleed mine, plus a trigger spray off a windolene bottle, squirt squirt squirt, nip up the nipple, job done for the princely sum of 30p plus the fluid. H

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I just put on my rebuilt caliper to an empty system.
Bled the master cylinder first, then it took maybe 10 mins to bleed through to get a good feel at the lever.I used old fluid to do the initial bleed, and will flush through with fresh stuff at the weekend...

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Done, used the guide... Awesome

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Sorry guys, unplugged from biking for a while, glad the guide helped, I generally bleed the master cylinder 1st, there's always bubbles trapped at the link pipe from the resiviour to the master. Brembo's have a master bleed valve, standard masters, you'll need to squeeze the link pipe bubbles back intot the resiviour.

I usually bleed one side, then the other, then check each side once or twice to be sure. The non return valves definitely save time.

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