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On 6/22/2010 at 6:23 AM, Sandbag said:

Fixxed :icon_evilgrin: I took the front wheel back off, pulled the pads, & pumped the MC & the pistons one at a time extended. I then pushed the pistons back in one at a time & set the pads back in. Pumped the MC & I suddenly had full lever :icon_think: . After reassembling the front end I still had full lever. Checked the MC & it was 3/4 low. Filled it back up & I'm back in business. I'm not sure where the bubble was or how it came out but I'm back in business.

 

Google brought me home. I was looking for part numbers on calipers right Vs left front. Does anyone have a link?

 

....OK, I have a soft rear brake lever and I,m losing brake fluid in the master cylinder very slowly.

 

When my son dropped the bikes in the garage last summer, I noted a small drop from the joint where the metal tube meets the casting. It appeared to stop. I did however have to put fluid in during my ride last weekend.

 

I'm guessing the caliper can't be repaired. I suppose it could be something else as well. 

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On 6/7/2010 at 6:44 PM, OrganDonor said:

I think you breaked yer brakes.

 

 

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Did they really make two different housing castings? 

 

Looks like i might be able to replace the line if it's the problem. I couldn't make out how it assembles though.

 

https://www.cheapcycleparts.com/oemparts/a/hon/506c2010f870023420a2f65a/fr-brake-caliper-r

 

 

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Not sure what are you trying to do. And yes, left and right calipers are different , bleeder has to be on the top.

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...well after giving it thought, it may be the first time the top has been off since 2000. The leak I saw would have been the line not the casting in all probability. Maybe it's not a huge deal.

 

Bleed the rear reservoir...

 

I didn't do a very good look at the pad thickness. I should be drummed out of the garage.

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20 minutes ago, XXitanium said:

...well after giving it thought, it may be the first time the top has been off since 2000

You have never changed the juice in almost 20 years?

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...not in the almost ten I've owned it.

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Will installing speed bleeder work better then a mighty bac?

I have the same the same issue but with the back break ( takes  some pumps ) to get firm and I hear a noise coming from front right side.

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3 hours ago, googus said:

Will installing speed bleeder work better then a mighty bac?

I have the same the same issue but with the back break ( takes  some pumps ) to get firm and I hear a noise coming from front right side.

 

Same here. Back takes a pump or two to get brake. Front makes a clacking sound.

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On 6/19/2019 at 4:07 AM, XXitanium said:

I noted a small drop from the joint where the metal tube meets the casting. It appeared to stop. I did however have to put fluid in during my ride last weekend.

Most likely the bolt is loose or maybe the washer/seal is bad, a bad casting would be my last suspicion.  The washers are never to be reused, but I have many times.  Before removing the bolt put a zip tie on the brake lever holding it in, doesn't need to be full pressure squeeze, just a little.  This locks the fluid in the master so the system doesn't drain while you work on stuff.

 

As for the noise from the front brake, I'd check the secondary master on the left caliper and the caliper pins.

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