Bleeding Brakes

jeb

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Yes. That's the only way to go, IMO. Very fast and easy. I always finish the job with one or two 'forward' bleeds just to make sure I didn't get any air in as I was closing the bleeder.

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John Brunsgaard - JEB
01 KTM 400 EXC
99 KTM 250 EXC
99 KTM 200 EXC
98 KTM 125 EXC
98 KTM 380 MXC (gone)
96 KDX 200
 

jeb

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Oh, I forgot to mention one thing. Push the caliper towards the rotor to compress the caliper piston before you start. This will push all the old brake fluid from around the piston and behind the piston back into the line. That'll assure you of replacing all the old fluid. Then just remember to pump them back up before you set your final fluid level.

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John Brunsgaard - JEB
01 KTM 400 EXC, 99 KTM 250 EXC, 99 KTM 200 EXC, 98 KTM 125 EXC, 98 KTM 380 MXC (gone)
96 KDX 200