Ooh, interesting idea! But brake fluid is not ragingly expensive, so a chance to change it is quite handy...You can attach a hose (preferably clear) to the bleed screw that is long enough to reach the reservoir.
Open the bleed screw and pump the brake pedal until all of the bubbles are gone (maintaining a fluid level in the reservoir).
Close the bleed screw and pinch the tube off with needle nose pliers to minimize the mess.
Make doubly sure that you're using the exact fluid that is recommended for your bike. Do not use Dot 5 in a Dot 4 system!
Tried extracting the brake fluid thru a hose connected to the bleeding screw. Nothing. Disconnected the actuator at the foot brake and tried again. Nothing. Maybe an obstruction? Anyone knows. Thanks in advance.Is there a special way of bleeding the rear brake.
I spent an hour trying and nothing.
Are you sucking with your mouth ?Tried sucking thru a hose connected to the bleeding screw. Nothing. Disconnected the actuator at the foot brake and suck straight from the hose. Nothing. Maybe an obstruction? Anyone knows. Thanks in advance.
So true, I had that use it once and it leaked.If that vacuum brake bleeder works 1 time you will be lucky.Harbor Freight sells things that look like a real tool.
I have a Mighty Vac system that is 12 years old and still works.It uses the same check as a Ford 2 bbl carburetor for rebuilding.
Exactly what I do and works everytime.Ooh, interesting idea! But brake fluid is not ragingly expensive, so a chance to change it is quite handy...
Don't see why bleeding the rear is a big problem. Mind is an 07 AW with Brembos, maybe it is easier... Anyway, the obvious way is attach a clear hose, put the end in a jar, apply pressure to the lever, open the bleed valve so the lever sinks, and close before the lever reaches end of travel. At no point should the nipple be open without the brakes being pressurised. Ten minutes later, brakes bled, and fresh fluid in system.