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Started Oct-1 by xvbm; 314 views.
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From: crazeeharry


I find the v* over braked (If there is such a thing) with two , two piston disc's up front. 

Bleeding them is hard to do thoroughly  though, I tied my lever back with bungie cord then bungie'd an orbital sander on the bar to vibrate the lines, after about ten minutes all the tiny air bubbles rose into the master cylinder, done!

Firm brakes, lever pulls back only half way, rock solid feel.  YMMV

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Sick Mick* (quick_mick)

Like Crazeeharry says..... those double lines up front are a bitch to get bled. If you have steel braided lines, it should be pretty close to rock hard on the lever. His method sounds like it would work pretty well. I wasn't that smart and just left a plastic baggie on the master cylinder for a day or two and jostled the front end every time I walked by.

Then I just removed the caliper and rotor on one side. No issues any more!