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Exclamation Rear brakes won't bleed!

I just replaced the rear brake pads on my 2004 sportster XL 1200 R and in doing so found out there was air in the brake lines. So of course I decided to bleed them.

However the whole time I was pumping the brake and then holding it, I was unable to make any fluid flow through! I was wondering if anyone had any tips/advice? Would be much appreciated thanks.
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Removed your MC tank's cap, press the brake pedal, if you see a geyser, you 're a new member of the MC teared rubber cup club. You should have open the bleeder before pushing in the piston. Buy a kit and rebuilt the master cylinder. You need a circlip plier to do the job.
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I did open the bleeder before pushing in the piston, and I see no geyser, Nothingat all is happening really. Do I just have a ton of air in the lines maybe?
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Fill up the tank, attach your pedal to a heavy thing, open the bleeder and let gravity fill your line. Usually take an hour.
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I drained my entire brake system, and refilled it. it was a royal pain
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You can use a vacuum to pull thru, or hang the caliper lower to let the bubble go up (helps to have the line loose too.
Last suggestion is to use a syringe and push fluid into the caliper. But this will tear the cup in the slave cylinder for sure if the stock cup.
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