This is based on my sled, 2001 Formula Deluxe 500 (Liquid)
Phillips Head Screwdriver.
11mm Wrench (or whatever size for your bleeders).
A 10” length of appropriately sized tubing for bleeding.
A small container for bleeding.
Syringe/suction device for removing old fluid from master cylinder.
A small piece of wire, or jet cleaning kit (for cleaning the return port in the master cylinder).
A small container of brake fluid.
First, carefully remove the master cylinder cover:
Mine was good and dirty in there...
Remove as much old fluid from the master cylinder as possible:
Inspect and remove any large debris found:
Here you can see the “rusty” type residue left from the moisture that made it into the system.
Clean out the master cylinder using brake cleaner and brushes:
Use small wire/jet cleaning kit to clean out the return port (small port) in the master cylinder:
Refill the master cylinder with fresh brake fluid:
Install tubing on the bleeder, open the bleeder on the caliper:
NOTE* My caliper has 2 bleeders. I bled the “left” bleeder first, then moved to the right.
Bleed until fluid runs clean, taking care to not let the master cylinder run dry (then you’ll have to bleed all that air out):
Top-off master cylinder, test brakes for proper operation. Caliper should relax after releasing the brake lever.
Ride safe out there everybody!
Edited by BigNuge, 01 February 2018 - 06:48 AM.