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Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Wesley Chapel, FL
If brake fluid was mixed, you might have to do a complete disassembly and cleaning of the calipers. DOT 3, 4, and 5.1 are glycol based fluids and are relatively safe to mix. DOT 5 is pure silicone and incompatible with anything else. If he added DOT 5 in with the regular stuff that came with the bike, who knows what kind of crud is in the calipers.
The bleed technique is to start at the master cylinder and bleed it there first. Then move onto the calipers. The pump works great for roughing it in, but nothing beats a hand bleed to make sure all the air is removed. It's also helpful to strap the brake lever overnight with pressure before a final hand bleed the next day.
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