WEIRD problem with my new brake master cylinder
Posted October 31, 2007 - 03:32 AM
my nissin front brake resevoir just got hit from a big rock and now it seems to be dead, so i got another one, same model from ebay which looks in great condition. when i got it it had the lever and the brake line on it and the oil were still in, so when i pushed the lever oil came out from the hole on the other side of the brake line like it should, so i know this resevoir is defianatly in working condition.
I installed it on the bike and connected both side of the brake lines, but when i try to bleed it, nothing comes out from the nipple, but i can hear some weak "squish" sounds. also, the lever just refuse to build any pressure, i can press it through all the travel without any feeling.
so this is kinda weird, i taught maybe there is a leak from one of the brake line ends but it seems to be fine, (i think) so im clueless.
any help would be appreciated, thanks!!
Posted October 31, 2007 - 03:43 AM
Make sure you get (at minimum) a low budget bleed kit which consists of a piece of tube that fits on the nipple and a bottle into which the excess fluid can flow.
There's lot of info on the web on how to bleed brakes in detail, just remember that you should just keep the nipple open while bleeding the system through - there seems to be misconception on this, but it's easier that way and works just as well.
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