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Old 08-27-2013, 06:39 PM   #6
On a "Quest"
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Joined: Apr 2007
Location: West Des Moines, IA
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A KTM mechanic I trust had me remove the rear caliper and flip it upside to start the bleed process. Oil floats on water, so water will sink to the bottom of the upside-down caliper, and you get all of the water out that way.

I lost my rear coming down off of Mt. Evans in Colorado a couple years ago. I was trailing a slow Range Rover, and engine braking wasn't cutting it. I was on pavement, so I could use the front. After the back brake started coming back a little, I started alternating back, front, back, front, etc. Doesn't really work very well on the loose stuff. There, it would be back, front, {faceplant}.

My sis on the top of Mt. Evans:

"I'd like to meet the joker who had the nerve to call this a road!" -- Walter Sigmann
"Gravity is a very fickle mistress." -- Unknown
"Throttle to the donkey!" -- Marc Coma
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