Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Medford, County of Jackson, Oregon, USA
Model: None at present
I just clamp a wire from a wire wheel in a small vise grip and poke out the hole. You don't say which 1100 you have, if it's an 83 you need to bleed the linked front brake first, always bleed the one farthest away from the master cylinder first. If you have an 80-82 model the brakes aren't linked this doesn't apply.
One other possible bleeding problem that crops up now and then is a plugged bleed screw on the caliper. Usually these can be cleaned out with a bit of hand reaming with a properly sized drill bit. If you have one use a vacuum source to pull fluid into the system from the caliper bleed screw as aternie mentioned.
Not to insult you, but you did install the rubber piston cup with the open end facing the output end of the cylinder and with the large end of the spring facing the output end? If either of these are backwards the master won't work. (Don't ask)
None at present
Past 'Wings: GL1100, GL1200, GL1500, GL1800
Current BMW C650GT