Thanks for the replies.
I think I was doing it correctly but for some reason it would not go through. I also noticed, while bleeding conventionally that when I loosened the bleeder bolt that the fluid came out the threads around the bolt instead of the top. I suppose I should check to see if it is clogged up some how. When I couldn't push through the fluid ,I thought maybe it had something to do with the anti-lock brake system. As I recall it took me 2 tries with the front also. I'll try again this afternoon before I ride.
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