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    Hope Tech X2 Bleeding: Super Thirsty, or am I crazy?

    So I have gone through the process of bleeding my Hope X2's (as per the hope video), and the front seems fine, but the rear just keeps putting out more bubbles. I have gone through quite a bit of oil, and before I buy another bottle of oil (using the Avid 5.1 bottle, smaller than the Hope "Kit" Bottle), I want to make sure there aren't any other tricks relative to getting the rear bubbles out. Is this Brake just super thirsty, or am I missing something.

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    Are you ensuring that have the lever/reservoir horizontal? Are you always keeping the reservoir topped up? Are you giving the system a gentle tap every now and then to free up any bubbles in the line? Are all of the connections tight? Are the pistons fully retracted in the caliper? The brake line is not holed anywhere?

    I have not had any issues bleeding any Tech brakes so far as far as excessive bubbles go.

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    yes, that all looks right, perhaps I could tap a bit more. No leaks that I can find. hmmm, sounds like I just have a fussy bleed

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    That does sadly happen sometimes. The most frustrating thing is when someone else tries and, doing the same as you, nail it first time.

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    One squeeze of the lever, refill. Not thirsty at all. I use the 5 pump method on hope brakes. 5 pumps when the bleed screw is closed,( pump pump pump pump pump) then open nipple slowly, while opening the nipple, put some light pressure on the lever, as the nipple opens, depress all the way SLOWLY, when depressed all the way close nipple, (top off) pump 5 times. Repeat as necessary. Guaranteed success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazspeed View Post
    One squeeze of the lever, refill. Not thirsty at all. I use the 5 pump method on hope brakes. 5 pumps when the bleed screw is closed,( pump pump pump pump pump) then open nipple slowly, while opening the nipple, put some light pressure on the lever, as the nipple opens, depress all the way SLOWLY, when depressed all the way close nipple, (top off) pump 5 times. Repeat as necessary. Guaranteed success.
    Do you work with a used set of pads, or the block spacer? I have been using the spacer method, but perhaps sacrificing a set of pads will make my life easier.

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    I have always had good luck with pads. Hops pretty much center themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazspeed View Post
    I have always had good luck with pads. Hops pretty much center themselves.
    Wow, mine definitely do NOT center themselves. I've often wondered if I got a wonky set outta the box though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mazspeed View Post
    One squeeze of the lever, refill. Not thirsty at all. I use the 5 pump method on hope brakes. 5 pumps when the bleed screw is closed,( pump pump pump pump pump) then open nipple slowly, while opening the nipple, put some light pressure on the lever, as the nipple opens, depress all the way SLOWLY, when depressed all the way close nipple, (top off) pump 5 times. Repeat as necessary. Guaranteed success.
    +One very well explained

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    Quote Originally Posted by patineto View Post
    +One very well explained
    Thanks, Usually I am terrible at explaining stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    Wow, mine definitely do NOT center themselves. I've often wondered if I got a wonky set outta the box though.
    If they don't center, hope says to use a flathead screwdriver, but I have always had luck with the pistons being self adjusting. I do center the disk really carefully first and maybe that has something to do with it, but I face the fork and start from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazspeed View Post
    If they don't center, hope says to use a flathead screwdriver, but I have always had luck with the pistons being self adjusting. I do center the disk really carefully first and maybe that has something to do with it, but I face the fork and start from there.
    Yup, I always have to use a screwdriver to center the pads. I go to PAINSTAKING lengths to center the calipers too, including using a feeler gauge to make sure its centered. One thing I have never done is have the posts or tabs faced though.
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