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I have read and read and read. But those front brakes are a real b.......ummer to bleed. I have some air trapped some place. I rebuilt the capilers. I wonder if it is right after the master cylinder? The hose goes "up hill" for a short distance after it goes down. I believe it was replaced at one time with a longer one, because the handle bars were extended back with a riser. Some "secret" pointers would be great. Thanks in advance guys.
 

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Maybe, ...disconnect the splitter from the lower tree and strech-out the up-hill portion so that it is all downhill and bleed the brakes. Bolt the splitter back on afterwards.
 

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Good idea, I think I can get it to be all a continuous up hill shot with another set of hands. if not then I will try that.
 

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Tie the lever back to bars for a night-rap the calipers with a rubber mallet or foot. You have any lever at all ?
 

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I know I still have air, I can pump it up and get lever.
 

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How'd you bleed the system mity-vac or hand ? Are the bleeder threads passing air after the rebuild ? Have you replaced the brake lever recently or oem ?
 

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I bled by hand, oem lever, was fine before. It is coming back to me now, years ago I did the same thing and had the same problem bleeding. I remember I have to make sure the hose is all in line. with the slight loop up hill the air gets trapped in the loop.I can work it up to the top and out if I straighten out the hose.
 

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All was fine until you installed rebuild kits from____ KL ?
 

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No....... till I had to rebuid the calipers.They were leaking. I just need to get the last of the air out.
 

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CWN wrote:
Tie the lever back to bars for a night-
+1 That trick worked well for me on my 78 front brakes.
 

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The bike's a goner. I think you should sell it to me for, say, 200 bucks. Even though it's old, I'd go that high.
 

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tlbranth wrote:
The bike's a goner. I think you should sell it to me for, say, 200 bucks. Even though it's old, I'd go that high.
Oh my ! I got a good laugh out of that one. Still smiling.
 

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I don't know...

...a vacuum bleeder is so cheap and works so well...but...

...I don't know...uuh...wait...maybe I do know...

Get a vacuum bleeder. Problem solved.
 

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I accually I have one. never tried to bleed with it thogh.
 

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Dont listen to TLBRANTH ! I will give you 500$ even with the unoriginal seat ( iff we can split the shipping ).
It will have a good home op here , AND i have a waacum bleeder.( no joke , thats the rigth tool ).
 

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He he he he I can not part with the GL 1000 it has been in the family since new. Plus it is so scarry fast .
I love it
 

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OK , i understand you , i wont sell mine either !
It is complete original (ekcept for the handlebar , still looking for that !), year 1975 , K1, (K0 was expensive),and in the rigth colour as well as yours !
Good luck with the brakes , it is not that difficult !
 

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Thanks.
The 75 is quite a thrill to ride, but the 81 interstate is so comfortable.
 

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The last time I bleed my 76 I removed the lever/master & couple joint and bleed from floor level.
It was all over in a matter of minutes.
 

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I like that idea, makes sense. push it all UP from the bottem?
 
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