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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-04-2017, 03:13 AM Thread Starter
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07 950sm Rear brakes weak

i recently replaced the rear brake light switch, had to bleed the brakes, while doing so, i could not get them to bleed fully and it was weird. Ive bled plenty of brakes before and this is why i found this strange. While bleeding, instead of the brake getting stiffer, it just got softer, I have almost no pressure coming out of the back. I had to go to work, i let it sit, when i went back to my bike the rear brake was slightly stiffer but very weak braking power. I tried bleeding them again, and the same softness happened. Is there something special i need to do with these brakes? do i need to bleed them differently? Could the master cylinder be bad? Anyone had issues on this?
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-04-2017, 07:04 AM
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Have you got plenty of fluid flowing through? Not to sure about the 950"s, but with some of the dirt squirters, I find it more effective to do the pump and hold down method, rather than trying to pump it through freely with the nipple cracked. The other way I have done the real difficult ones is to back bleed them.

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