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Old 08-01-2012, 12:46 AM   #1
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Bleeding Brakes

Ok I hate the brakes on my RD, I rebuilt them top to bottom and I cannot get them to work.
I have worked with closed systems before and these suck, I can't get them to work
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:09 AM   #2
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Welcome to the wonderful world of the RD 400 F Daytona brake system !

Worst RD system ever made ! Even if you get them bled right, they still suck compared to other RD's brakes .
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:29 AM   #3
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Welcome to the wonderful world of the RD 400 F Daytona brake system !

Worst RD system ever made ! Even if you get them bled right, they still suck compared to other RD's brakes .

I know what crap, I am thinking of ditching them and find some 2-3 pot nissin/Brembos and make mounts for them, and run them instead of the stockers
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:44 PM   #4
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Dont waste your money. R 6 stuff is a dime a dozen these days and FZR masters are dirt cheap.
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:43 PM   #5
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When I have trouble bleeding brakes I use a zip tie to hold the lever in overnight. Somehow the air works its way up and out of the system.
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:05 PM   #6
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When I have trouble bleeding brakes I use a zip tie to hold the lever in overnight. Somehow the air works its way up and out of the system.
Good idea
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:29 AM   #7
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I usually will leave the bleeder cracked open, top off, while filling master, keep pumping pushing the air out. When I get a pretty good stream out of the bleeder, I hold the lever down and shut the bleeder. Then bleed normally. If I still feel there is air in there, I leave the top off, squeeze the lever, release lever really slowly (like a sun dial) and watch it pull the bubbles out, back into the reservoir. Works every time.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:27 AM   #8
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Mocking set up for R1 monoblocs on my RZ350. It's done now but no images.

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Old 08-05-2012, 10:33 AM   #9
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Nice, I will probably do some later down the road, I have made mounts for mountain bicycles, now days I don't have a milling machine for the ease of making them, but I will be going south and my friend has a shop . Hey I have a question, can I use a lefty side caliper for the rear of my Bike ???????, I can't think of any reason to not
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:34 PM   #10
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Ok figured out my problem, the rebuilt MC is crap, I do have another and put it on and done
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