tech question: front brakes on sporbike

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  1. Mojo

    Mojo New Member

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    i removed the front brake pads on my bike to spray "brake quiet" on the backpadding. i accidently removed the caliper bolts and leaked some brake fluid. whata mess. i continue getting to the pad and do what i needed to do. assembled everything together and refill some more brake fluid. i pull the front brake lever and its not grabbing. i look deeply where the pad sits and notice the piston rings (the 2 circles on the caliper) are pushed in creating huge space gaps inbetween the caliper and pad.

    what can i do to get the brake to work?
     
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    ChatChai OT Supporter

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    You can pick up those bleeder pumps at your local automotive store for about $20. Best money spent because its clean and it will take about 5 minutes. When you leaked out the brake fluid you lost pressure so you'll need to bleed and pump as SICKMONKEY already mentioned.
     
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    speed bleeders are also a nice upgrade. 8 bucks or so each.
     
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    im going to check autozone/kragen tomorrow, is the tool called bleeder pumps?

    how does it work?
     
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    it's a hand vacuum pump you attach to the bleeder. Open the bleeder then pump the vacuum and it draws the fluid and air out. Just make sure you keep the reservoir full so you don't end up drawing air in.

    Mighty Vac is one of the better brands if you can find one.
     

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