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    Bleeding Process anything like Cars???

    So Im a mechanic by trade, and when I think of bleeding brakes, I am reminded of the method for vehicles. Push pedal to build pressure, then hold... Open bleeder valve until pedal hits the floor... close bleeder valve then release brake pedal & repeat.

    So I tried bleeding my brakes yesterday pretty much the same way. Use brake lever and build pressure, hold pressure and open bleeder valve until pressure is relieved... close bleeder valve and release handle & repeat.

    Well, my brakes don't feel any more firm. Maybe alittle, but I expected more. That and it seems to take an excessive amount of force to lock a wheel up... and thats without me on the bike just kinda rolling it back and forth.

    Just wondering if there is another method I should be using, Thanks.
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    which brakes are u running?
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    Shimano XTR
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    i have bled all my brakes in similar fashion as you describe. on both autos and motorcycles as well.

    can you repeat? or little sense in this? maybe tap the caliper with a soft mallet and turn in a way that bubbles would go towards bleeder valve.

    i am sure you did it right, so not sure what to tell you. i know the Hopes are just like motorcycles for the most part. i am not sure about the shimano stuff

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    I guess I could just do it again and again. I cant imagine that tiny piston moving much oil at all.... and there sure is alot of line between the reservoir and the caliper.

    I dont have a stand to work on, but i'll see what I can do about raising the elevation of the caliper.
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    Thanks a million Pipes! Sure wish they would have included that with the oil i bought.
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    not a problem sir
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    Tidbit here you dont need to open close the bleed, with a hose on the nipple you can open the valve, slowly squeeze the lever down continue this with the valve open keeping an eye on the fluid level. When your done and sure there is no more air then snug the bleed valve. The trapped fluid in the hose acts as a one way valve in a sense, air will not go past the fluid into the caliper.
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    thanks for the pdf

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    not a problem...bleed instructions can be found on the manufacturers respective site...some are well hidden....hayes and avid have youtube videos on how to bleed their brake lineups..hope has a vid on their site, etc....
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