Question How to bleed rear brake?


Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: How to bleed rear brake?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Tampa
    Posts
    88

    How to bleed rear brake?

    I installed the accutronix forward controls and need to bleed the rear brake, but I have no idea how to do this. Can anyone help? Thanks.

  2. #2
    IndyX's Avatar
    IndyX is offline Senior Member Indiana Riders Group
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    2,583
    http://tech.bareasschoppers.com/brak...akes-vtx-1800/

    Same idea on the 1300 you have less bleeders so even easier.

    I suggest buying a MityVac bleeder kit.
    Can get at many auto parts stores and harbor freight.
    Bonus is you can use this on any bike or car.
    http://www.harborfreight.com/mityvac...ump-39522.html

    Mityvac has instructions too for motorcycle use that and the bare guide and you'll be fine.

    I did both front and rear in about 20 minutes on my 1300 using Mityvac.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    St Marys
    Posts
    59
    You don't need a kit. But I would get a small piece of 1\8" hose and a small jug to drain brake fluid into. There's a little bleeder nipple on the rear cylinder, that's where you will use the hose and jug.

    Open up the master cylinder (at your brake pedal) and don't forget to take the little rubber boot out of it. Then put some brake fluid in the cylinder, open the nipple on the rear cylinder about 1/4 of a turn ( it takes a small wrench but i don't remember what size), and depress the brake pedal. Then close the nipple and then let the brake pedal back up. Keep repeating that process (open nipple, depress pedal, close nipple, let pedal up) and soon you will feel resistance on the pedal and have fluid flowing into the jug. That's it. Close the nipple, fill your master cylinder to the proper level and close it up.

    Caution : brake fluid will eat the paint off of anything you spill it on (ie. your bike frame) so be careful

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Tampa
    Posts
    88
    Thanks for the responses. Can't get it done today because its Easter and the stores are closed. Will hopefully have time to go tomorrow and get everything I need. Seems simple enough.

  5. #5
    Big-X's Avatar
    Big-X is offline Cafe Founder & VTX lover
    South Carolina Riders Group

    North Carolina Riders Group
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Charlotte
    Age
    49
    Posts
    9,621
    Never did it on the 1300 but on the 1800 it's a PITA without a vac kit...

  6. #6
    Charlie D's Avatar
    Charlie D is online now Senior Member
    Oregon Riders Group
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    seatac, Washington
    Age
    57
    Posts
    17,884
    speed bleeders are your friend.

  7. #7
    mdolph's Avatar
    mdolph is offline Senior Member Michigan Riders Group
    Indiana Riders Group
    Illinois Riders Group
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    frankfort
    Age
    52
    Posts
    5,877
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie D View Post
    speed bleeders are your friend.
    +1 for speed bleeders!!! Makes the job soooo much easier!
    Posted via Mobile Device

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Tampa
    Posts
    88
    Thanks for the advice. There is a harbor freight a few miles from my house so I will go by tomorrow and pick one up. I'm all for making jobs easier.
    Posted via Mobile Device

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Htown
    Posts
    114
    You dont need any stinkin kit. just bleed like the dude above explained. start with fresh fluid. bleed till it comes out clean. refill. button everything up. done. its easy i cant figure out why any one would ever have dirty brake fluid. one a year. easy to do.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    St Marys
    Posts
    59
    I didn't use a speed bleeder and it took me less than 2 minutes... But then again I'm tall with a good wingspan - i could reach the brake pedal and back cylinder at the same time

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Front Brake Bleed Problem
    By Vinish in forum *** The Shop ~ I NEED URGENT HELP!! ***
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 04-21-2011, 08:42 PM
  2. Rear brake and rear left and right
    By Bubbaliscious in forum *** The Shop ~ I NEED URGENT HELP!! ***
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-31-2010, 01:16 PM
  3. Urgent Help Front brakes won't bleed/operate
    By stanggt in forum Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 07-20-2010, 05:26 PM
  4. rear brake
    By turk1800 in forum *** The Shop ~ I NEED URGENT HELP!! ***
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-05-2010, 07:08 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •