- Feb 25, 2001
I just finished bleeding the brakes on my EXC. I used Bel Ray Dot 4. The dealer said this fluid exceeds the specs for the recommended 5.1 silicone. After bleeding I noticed something kind of strange. If I pull the front brake lever very slightly about 1/3 of the way and hold it for about 10 seconds, i then can pull the lever about 2/3 of the way, hold it again, and then the lever will pull completely without having any brakes. If I pull the brake lever normally I have brakes. Could I still have air in the line? I bled the line the old fashion way and did not try reverse bleeding. What do you think? The brake fluid seemed to help the modulation alot, before the brakes were very grabby.