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Old 02-19-2009, 01:06 PM   #1
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Could anyone tell me how i can change the brake fluid on my 03 zx-6r it needs new fluid bad but i dont know how to change it any info. would help and be greatly appreciated thanx for the input everyone!!
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:10 PM   #2
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:57 PM   #3
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Could anyone tell me how i can change the brake fluid on my 03 zx-6r it needs new fluid bad but i dont know how to change it any info. would help and be greatly appreciated thanx for the input everyone!!
Brakes are not too bad man. If you need to add fluid you got a leak, that fluid doesnt burn or anything. Your brakes still work good? IF so here I'll give ya a walk through!
1.step one locate the nipple on the caliper, and then get the cap off of the master cyl resivor.
2.lift cap and a little fluid, over cap with pressure, open nipple slightly and squeeze the lever slowly to get out air. Once the fluid starts coming out slowly turn the nipple back to tight them your ready to go. Tighten the resivor cap and your good to go. Watch with brake fluid, it screws paint up.
3. repeat process until fluid is in between the recommended tick mark lines in the window on the resivor.
4. Also, if your fluid is dark, just change it all. It should look like extra clean motor-oil! Clearish gold
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:21 PM   #4
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:47 PM   #5
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I flush 'em backwards. both at work, and on the bike. Go get yourself two of the big plastic syringes and about a foot of hose. you can pick 'em up at most hardware stores. I'm talking about the big plastic ones, not the ones you use to shoot your black tar heroine, get those for free from the needle exchange program at your local rehab or hospital.

Put a couple inches of hose on the end of each syringe. One will become you're "fresh clean new syringe" and one will be a dirty and infected syringe (keep this one out of your arm...).

Suck all the fluid out of the reservoir with one syringe, and put it into a disposable container.

Suck new fluid into syringe 2, and attach to the bleeder.

Crack the bleeder, and slowly but firmly push the fluid through the caliper, and you'll see the dirty, old fluid move into the reservoir.

Close the bleeder screw.

Repeat until reservoir is filled to the proper level with new, clean fluid.

This accomplishes a few things: Number one, people tend to forget about the reservoir when bleeding, and end up sucking air into the system when they're trying to get the air out, this prevents that all together. Number two, you're pushing all the nasty garbage up and out, instead of down and through every single piece of rubber that it could potentially destroy. Number three, you can do it by yourself, it gets kind of tricky to bleed your left caliper while squeezing the brake lever on the bike when you're all alone. doing it this way means your girlfriend can stay on the couch watching Real (spoiled) house wives of wherever, instead of bitching about having to get up and come outside for three minutes.
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:12 AM   #6
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thanks for the info. everyone they all sound like good ideas i will definatly know wat to do now n prolly do it today again thanx
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Whoa, that's awesome ZoomSplat
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yeh thats a awesome tip zoom
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i am going to have to keep this in mind when i go flush my brakes here soon.
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I flush 'em backwards. both at work, and on the bike. Go get yourself two of the big plastic syringes and about a foot of hose. you can pick 'em up at most hardware stores. I'm talking about the big plastic ones, not the ones you use to shoot your black tar heroine, get those for free from the needle exchange program at your local rehab or hospital.

Put a couple inches of hose on the end of each syringe. One will become you're "fresh clean new syringe" and one will be a dirty and infected syringe (keep this one out of your arm...).

Suck all the fluid out of the reservoir with one syringe, and put it into a disposable container.

Suck new fluid into syringe 2, and attach to the bleeder.

Crack the bleeder, and slowly but firmly push the fluid through the caliper, and you'll see the dirty, old fluid move into the reservoir.

Close the bleeder screw.

Repeat until reservoir is filled to the proper level with new, clean fluid.

This accomplishes a few things: Number one, people tend to forget about the reservoir when bleeding, and end up sucking air into the system when they're trying to get the air out, this prevents that all together. Number two, you're pushing all the nasty garbage up and out, instead of down and through every single piece of rubber that it could potentially destroy. Number three, you can do it by yourself, it gets kind of tricky to bleed your left caliper while squeezing the brake lever on the bike when you're all alone. doing it this way means your girlfriend can stay on the couch watching Real (spoiled) house wives of wherever, instead of bitching about having to get up and come outside for three minutes.
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