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I bled teh rear yet still feels soft. I know it mat have more air in the system but is there a way to measure for correct pressure??





I doubt it but worth a try.

I have had ajnother winger try it and he said it was fine. It felt good to him, But as I think of it he is taller thus placing his knee far more forward than mine in return allowing his ankle angle to be greater downward.

Could I just need a pedal adjustment and if so.

WHich is the best.

turing the clevis or removing the pedal and repolacing at diffeent splines??


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If you could measure the pressure and had air in the lines it would still show the same pressure as if it had no air if the same amount of force was applied to the pedal. Where the difference would be is pressure vs. amount of pedal travel. It may be air and it may be the flex hose is expanding, same effect. If the pedal is just too low you can adjust the clevis to raise it to suit you.

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I doubt very much that one's height, or ankle angle would make any/much difference. If the brake is bleed properly, you don't need to adjust the pedal height.

You did bleed the front rightbrake 1st, didn't you?

Sometimes you have to take a small wrench and 'tap' the brake line with it, especially around any banjo fittings,to dislodge any remaining air bubbles in the line.

Installing some speed bleeders makes the job a whole lot easier for one person, when bleeding the brakes/clutch.

Others are pleased with results, using a vacum brake bleeder, from Harbor Freight



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Ive got the speedbleeders which I love. The reason I think the persons leg length makes a difference is that my leg is at close to a 90 degree angle to the peg, my foot is then 90 degree to the pedal. To operate the foot brake my foot has to go foward.
My friends foot is at 709 degree angle and therefore his foot is already positioned foward of mine . His foot travels less to move the lever.
WIll try that and rebleed.

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Does the 1200 have splines on the brake pedal? I have never had a bike with splines on the brake pedal. I have always adjusted the brake pedal via the clevis.

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Yeah they have splines. with a screw to secure it from working its way out.

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Does your bike have the linked brakes? If so, you should try bleeding the right front brake.There might be an air bubble with your name on it.,,

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not sure if this works, i have only been told about it, but sometimes when there is trapped air in the system some people tie down the pedal putting pressure on it and leaving it overnight.

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I bled the right front again. That and I also re adjusted the clevis. The peal height is as advised per the manual. It seems a bit better .
As for the tying the pedal down this will only allow trapped air in the rear master to rise. Tying the lever to the handle works because gravity takes hold and raises all the air bubbles up.
The rear system has too many high points to trap air.
This is why I will bleed once a week until the whole liter of brake fluid is gone. I need to find someone with a 1200 and compare feel.

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