Reverse Bleeding Your Brakes
Here is a fast and easy method of removing
air from your brake lines.
The following materials are needed:
1. An extra master cylinder cover.
2. One metal threaded vacuum type nipple (available
at most Auto parts stores)
3. Clear plastic tubing to fit the above nipple
and oil can.
4. A new clean 1 quart or larger pump type oil
5. Fresh supply of brake fluid.
6. Bucket or similar catch container for the
Drill and thread the spare master cylinder cover.
Install the metal vacuum nipple. Make sure it is leak free. Put the clear plastic
tube on this nipple long enough to reach your catch container (Away from your
paint). Temporarily install the new "modified" master cylinder cover on your
bike. This is your overflow or drain.
Take your (clean)1 quart pump type oil can and
fill with fresh brake fluid. (Always use fresh fluid. Miss-Stored or older fluid
can absorb water.) Put another length of clear plastic tubing on the end of
the oil can nozzle and clamp air tight.
Pump until most of the air is out of the tube
(This is why it's clear) For us south westerners clear swamp cooler line works
great for this. Run the line from your pump or oil can direct to the bleeder
fitting. It is critical that there are no air leaks between the pump and bleeder
fitting. Pump until no air is visible in the line coming out of the top of the
master cylinder. You want the old fluid to drain into the catch container, this
will also flush your system of any contaminants at the same time. Dispose of
the old fluid responsibly. Honda can't even bleed'em this good! You will be
amazed at the responsiveness of your brakes and clutch.
Again, Keep the brake fluid OFF your paint. Brake
fluid tends to make great paint remover.
Jim Lantz (AlbqJim)