Bleeding the Brakes
so my brake fluid has began breaking down--how do I go about bleeding and replacing it? Can I use a bleed kit from canadian tire? and how do i do it exactly?
There's a good description of FZ1 brake bleeding at http://www.cartestsoftware.com/fz1/k...tallation.html near the middle of the page. The steps will will be the same for your bike (except perhaps the torque measurements).
i use a piece of vaccume hose put on the bleeder nipple, into a jar with old fluid in it. then i just do this over and over until i get clena fluid out.
crack the bleeder, squeeze the brake, close bleeder, pump brake 2-3 times, repeat
do my brakes very often this way, and often have the hardest feeling stock lever of the people around.