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It Worked! Thanks for the tip... tied up the front brake lever fully compressed overnight... and ... viola! Brakes are right back up where they are supposed to be. U da man! don't have to monkey with the 'open, close, squeeze, release' routine again... this one has to go in the "little golden book of rune tech tips"
 

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Possible explaination of why it works:
Depressing the brake lever opens up the cylinders from the reservoir all the way to the disk pistons. Overnight, perhaps little bubbles work their way all the way up to the top.
 

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Zestay !! 8)


Cyclops said:
It Worked! Thanks for the tip... tied up the front brake lever fully compressed overnight... and ... viola! Brakes are right back up where they are supposed to be. U da man! don't have to monkey with the 'open, close, squeeze, release' routine again... this one has to go in the "little golden book of rune tech tips"
 

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I likes it !

Sounds logical to me... filed away in the mental notebook. 8)


KenCrawleySC said:
Possible explaination of why it works:
Depressing the brake lever opens up the cylinders from the reservoir all the way to the disk pistons. Overnight, perhaps little bubbles work their way all the way up to the top.
 

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Accelerate that techinique

I've done this technique on my disc brakes for years, cars too! With cars
you just lay something heavy on the break pedal.
You can do the same technique without having to wait overnight for the laws of bouyancy to make those little bubbles rise.
While you have the lever clamped, very lightly tap on the calipers with a rubber mallot or something else made of rubber. Turn that front wheel thru the complete turning radius, stopping every inch or two and tapping some more, go thru the complete radius a few times. Then move to the lines starting at the bottom and working your way up to the resevoirs,
I usually just flick them with my fingers, again turn the wheel a few times
while you're doing this. 10-20mins instead of overnight!
 

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ok.... good to know.

i'll give that a try next time... gonna try it when i do the brake fluid change out on my 2000 tourer as well.
 

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Cyclops,
When you do the Valk it will be a piece of cake compared to doin' the Rune's brakeing system. I did my 98 std. three times now and the Rune once when I changed out the stock banjo bolts for the Ultimate Machineing chrome banjo bolts. The Rune was a bear !!!
Take care,
Rich K ( Rune Ski )
 

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runeski, you got that right.... ratdog & I have done the brake fluid change-out several times on our valks, but bleedin the rune was a challenge... we're gonna try that 'overnite brake lever tie down' tip with the valks as well... as a matter of fact, ratdog tied his up last eve to see if it helped.. later dude
 
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