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Monowheel brake fill’n’bleed

 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:53 am    Post subject: Monowheel brake fill’n’bleed Reply with quote

Here’s A question i’ll hopefully get some replies to Smile

I had to freshen up the leaky caliper and now its time to fill and bleed. No linelock parking brake.

Anh tips on methods? Suck from the bleed, fill from master? Push from the bleed, watch when full at the master? Any equipment tips?

Many thx,
Pete


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:14 am    Post subject: Re: Monowheel brake fill’n’bleed Reply with quote

Hi Pete.

I was given the advice below by a Club member who is sadly no longer with us. I have personally used this method successfully for many years.

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Bleeding the brakes on the XS MONOWHEEL
Screw the alu reservoir into the filler hole on the master cylinder. Then fill the syringe with fluid, attach a short length of plastic tubing, and attach to the bleed nipple on the slave cylinder. Slacken the bleed nipple and inject the fluid. When all 10 mls are injected, tighten the bleed nipple, refil the syringe and repeat. It takes 2 - 3 10 ml syringes to fill the system. When fluid with no air bubbles flows into the reservoir, tighten the bleed nipple and remove some fluid from the reservoir until it is about a third full. Then pull the brake lever until no more air is expelled. Release the lever slowly and watch the level of fluid in the reservior as it drops to make sure no air is sucked into the master cylinder. Repeat until no more air is expelled from the master cylinder. Finally pull the brake lever back just a quarter of an inch, empty the reservoir with the syringe, and release the brake lever, so that the fluid level drops just below the filler hole in the master cylinder. That then lets you unscrew the reservoir without brake fluid leaking everywhere. Replace the filler cap, check the bleed nipple is fully tightened, and the system should be bled.

Need Allan keys Idea

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This information is probably worth adding to our Europa website. Will check with the experts on the Committee and if OK will add.

Regards

Bob


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