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OK, what is the trick to bleeding rear break lines? I replaced my stock items with some nice forward controls. I thought I did everything correctly... even went onto net to make sure I am doing the bleeding correctly. I get no break fluid and the reservoir doesn't seem to be going down...
what am I missing?
Thanks in advance.
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Yes you can... My vacuum bleeder is called a MityVac... It's simple to use.. It has a small hand pump that draws a vacuum from a supplied catch container... the container connects using a small hose to your bleeder screw...
 

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Yes you can... My vacuum bleeder is called a MityVac... It's simple to use.. It has a small hand pump that draws a vacuum from a supplied catch container... the container connects using a small hose to your bleeder screw...
Thanks BB.
Owe you a beer if you are ever in SoCal.
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Gravity!

...what am I missing?
In a word: gravity. And you already have some in your garage. Try raising the front of your Fury a foot or two off the ground. With the rear master cylinder above the slave (rear caliper) and also the highest point in the brake line you may be able to simply open the bleed screw on the salve and wait (no pedal pumping required). With a clear tube on the bleeder you should eventually see fluid with bubbles and then no bubbles at which point you close the bleeder screw. Be sure not to let the master reservoir run out of fluid while you are waiting. This works on automotive disk brakes which work the same way but I haven't tried it on a motorcycle. The wait can be a minute or two.

As mentioned in previous posts a vacuum bleeder would also work and in fact is very helpful in neighborhoods with low gravity :rolleyes: .
 

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In a word: gravity. And you already have some in your garage. Try raising the front of your Fury a foot or two off the ground. With the rear master cylinder above the slave (rear caliper) and also the highest point in the brake line you may be able to simply open the bleed screw on the salve and wait (no pedal pumping required). With a clear tube on the bleeder you should eventually see fluid with bubbles and then no bubbles at which point you close the bleeder screw. Be sure not to let the master reservoir run out of fluid while you are waiting. This works on automotive disk brakes which work the same way but I haven't tried it on a motorcycle. The wait can be a minute or two.

As mentioned in previous posts a vacuum bleeder would also work and in fact is very helpful in neighborhoods with low gravity :rolleyes: .
Raising the front end eh? Thanks for the suggestion, however running down to Venice Beach and recruiting some of the lads from Musical Beach to raise the front end -- think it would be easer to go with the vac pump. <laughter>
Thanks for the advice --- really, I appreciate it, even if its mixed in with my puerile wit and attempt at humor. :D.
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