ABS Brake Line Replacement Problem. I'm Stuck
I hope someone can give me some insight into what my problem might be because I really do not want to have to trailer my bike to my mechanic's shop.
I have put new Speigler stainless brake lines on my 2012 and I think I followed the directions to a tee. I can not get any firmness in the front lever. When I bleed the system, I get clear fluid with no bubbles in the line coming out the bleeder valve, but the lever just has no resistance. I used a vacuum pump to siphon the fluid and I also used just the lever. I will squeeze the lever and the fluid moves through. If I keep the lever depressed, the fluid holds steady in the line for a second or two but then it starts to slowly creep back. That tells me I have a leak somewhere, but I have no fluid coming out anywhere, all my banjos and bleeders are tight and I never let the fluid drain all the way out of the reservoir when I was bleeding.
Does anyone have any experience with the gen 4 abs system or with replacing the lines? If I have a leak, should I see fluid coming out somewhere? How do I have solid fluid coming through the bleeder if I have a leak? Would I hear a leak?
I welcome and appreciate any and all assistance.