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1993 535 brake bleed issue [CLOSED]

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1993 535 brake bleed issue [CLOSED]

Post by MichelleR » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:27 pm

Hello everyone. I replaced my front brake lever and now there is no pressure in the front brake line. I think I have to bleed it. How does the brake bleed screw work to pump out fluid if there is no hole on the bottom? Does the top nipple part somehow suck the fluid once I hold the lever down? Is there anything else you can tell me why the brake doesn't work after replacing the lever? Thanks in advance.

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Re: 1993 535 brake bleed issue

Post by ViragoJoe » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:38 pm

MichelleR wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:27 pm
Hello everyone. I replaced my front brake lever and now there is no pressure in the front brake line. I think I have to bleed it. How does the brake bleed screw work to pump out fluid if there is no hole on the bottom? Does the top nipple part somehow suck the fluid once I hold the lever down? Is there anything else you can tell me why the brake doesn't work after replacing the lever? Thanks in advance.
Michelle,
There is an adjustment screw with lock nut on the brake lever. That is, if you purchased the correct lever. If it didn't come with the new lever. You must take it from your old lever. Adjust that screw until it reaches the Brake master cylinder and then lock it in place with the lock nut. You can adjust it to your liking. You don't have to bleed the brakes, if you didn't touch anything else. The system will still be closed and no air would have gotten into the system. You are only changing the lever and it won't affect the system itself.

If you don't have a repair manual for your bike already. I suggest that you get one. It is one of your most important tools. A lot of helpful information within it. A good thing to peruse in your leisure.

Virago Brakes:
https://www.viragohelp.com/virago-brakes/
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