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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-06-2016, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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front brake lever travel f3 800

ok.. 3rd time out on the new f3.

i noticed I have a bit of travel in the front lever before the brakes
start to grab... at 1st i thought it was an adjustment.. but i realized
that its acting like it would when you collapse the piston to replace pads.
if i pump the lever a few times then the travel is virtually gone..
a few mins later its back. its as if the pistons are retracting too far.

anyone ever seen or experienced this??
its not spongy at all as it would be with air in it.


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It's still air in the system, bleed it mate, that's the only fix.

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I second donsy. Probably air in the master cylinder
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Had the same thing after I got my bike back from the dealer.
I had to bleed the system all over again because the muppets didn't do it properly. I actually saw how they were doing it. It was horrific!

So like the guys said. It's air.
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And once you've done it find a new dealer. If they can't service the single most important component don't let them anywhere near your bike again. Idiots.
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Ok. I'll bleed them.. it doesn't feel like air, but then again I've never felt air in the lines of a motorcycle.. I've been fixing cars for 20 years. I'll let yous know.. thanks!!
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On the master, when you think things are bled, tap the lever a few times toward the bar...just enough to get it to move...you might be suprised at a couple of bubbles that will appear. Repeat until no more bubbles. Don't be too violent with this...you could spill brake fluid as the return has a tendancy to squirt.

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Ok.. I'll do that.. thanks 😀
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I agree. If they pump up its air in the system.

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Ok. I bled the master and calipers.. I think I saw air from the left caliper.. lever feels consistent but haven't had a chance to take it out..
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