Bleeding Brakes.

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  1. David Cooper

    David Cooper Triumph Rocketeer.
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    The rear caliper on my trike has 2 bleed nipples on the top and 2 on the bottom,and the same on the opposite side, does anyone know the procedure on bleeding them?
     
  2. Samsgrandad

    Samsgrandad Well-Known Member

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    The normal procedure is to start at the bleed nipple furthest from the master cylinder and work back towards it.
     
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  3. SprinterII

    SprinterII Senior Member

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    My guess would be the caliper can be mounted the other way up on other bikes / models so just bleed the top ones.:):):)
     
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  4. David Cooper

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    I'll do that.
     
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  5. David Cooper

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    Do I have to bleed both top ones on the same caliper or can I just bleed 1, because one of them is rounded off.
     
  6. Don the Don

    Don the Don Bigger Than The Average Bear
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    Try bleeding just the one but give it a few extra pumps to make sure all air is out, you don't want to break a bleeder in at this stage
     
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  7. SprinterII

    SprinterII Senior Member

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    If its the top most one thats rounded, try removing the caliper and orientating so the other is top, bleed, then replace.
     
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  8. David Cooper

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    I can't turn it round because of the handbrake linkage, the rubbers for the master cylinder don't arrive till tomorrow then I'll try bleeding it through the other top nipple.

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  9. topbanana0

    topbanana0 Well-Known Member

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    You can, but you won't be bleeding it properly.
    I guess you have one over each pot, so you will only be bleeding one. The other pot could hold air.
    Get the old one off with a mole grips.
     
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  10. David Cooper

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    I managed to get it off by removing the handbrake linkage and lightly hammering a socket on it, now i'm just waiting for the master cylinder rubber seal to arrive from Triumph world then I can bleed all four.
     
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  11. David Cooper

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    All sorted Davy's on the road again.
     
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