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At a loss here. Got the bike as a basket case about a year ago. Was told 97-98 S1. I've gone through the front brake completely. I ordered a pm caliper rebuild kit from American sports bike. Completely cleaned the caliper halves and Pistons new banjos, new washers, new line. Cleaned everything (mc included) with denatured alcohol and compressed air. Master cylinder is a Nissin 5/8. Although the manual states there are no user serviceable parts, it easily disassembled cleaned and put together with fresh dot 5.

Need ideas. Im considering the "wrong brake lever issue" as well as just ordering a Magura 16mm. What do y'all think




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If you have the wrong hand lever that is not pushing on the master cylinder plunger, how were you able to bleed the brakes?
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I haven't been able to bleed the brakes. When using the 5/8" master if I squeeze the hand lever it stays depressed or doesn't return to its normal position. I tried an old 1/2 Nissin mc, cleaned it with alcohol, added fresh dot 5 and while that would pump, I never could build pressure. I guess my question is, what other master cylinder (size) can I use for this caliper?
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Dunno if this is the same issue because I've only bleed front brakes a couple of times. But one time when I did a complete overhaul on my WR400 (dirty), I could not for the life of me get the brakes to bleed when I put it back together. I ended up buying a brake bleeder suction thing that fit to my air compressor. It drew the fluid down through the brake line into the caliper and bingo - then I could bleed it. Worked perfectly after that.

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