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Basically the question is in the Subject line.   Anyone have a problem bleeding the Galfer Stainless Steel brake lines?  I think I have been working on the front brake lines for at least 2 hours...Or it feels like two hours.  Help Help Help...Pleaaaaaaaasssse eee :whine:

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Re: Galfer Stainless Steel Lines...Anyone have problems bleeding them?
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2007, 11:29:07 am »
Well, I know there are some good posts on this. 

What have you done to bleed them so far?  What bike and Master Cylinder?

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Re: Galfer Stainless Steel Lines...Anyone have problems bleeding them?
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2007, 04:23:51 pm »
I have just used the one man bleeder from AutoZone.  I just put in fluid with the resevior cap on then pump the front brake and open the bleeder with a wrench.  I have a hose on top of the nipple to see the fluid/air come out into a little bottle.  Then I just repeat the steps over and over again.  But I started on this last night and came home and am still working on it.  This is very fustrating.  I have not had any real problems bleeding the oem lines before.   Any advise on maybe installation of lines?  I used the correct washers in between the lines. 

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Re: Galfer Stainless Steel Lines...Anyone have problems bleeding them?
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2007, 05:00:36 pm »
Have you bled the banjo bolt at the master cylinder?  Are you closing the nipple between the groups of your pumps?


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Re: Galfer Stainless Steel Lines...Anyone have problems bleeding them?
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2007, 05:53:14 pm »
Try zip tying the brake lever to the bar open both bleeders.and go have a beer.Also check relief hole in reservoir.
After a brake service or rebuild, bleeding can be the most patents challenging thing you will do on a bike in along time

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Re: Galfer Stainless Steel Lines...Anyone have problems bleeding them?
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2007, 10:13:20 pm »
I think I have it working now.  What I did was just fill the reservoir then release the bolt at the point where the caliper is connected then let the fluid slowly leak out.  I then made sure the fluid was not below the level low level in the reservoir.  I did this on both sides.  Then i tightened the bolts at the point where the calipers are connected then continued with the conventional method of opening the nipple with a plastic hoes over the nipple and pumping the brake then tighten.  This worked/works the best.