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Old July 3rd, 2018, 07:12 AM   #11
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Don't touch that rear brake on the road...nightmare even with a full set of tools.
why ? i always use it, together with my frontbrake. if pressed too hard you feel ABS working, but no problem
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Old July 3rd, 2018, 07:55 AM   #12
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why ? i always use it, together with my frontbrake. if pressed too hard you feel ABS working, but no problem
I think he means trying to bleed it on the road.
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Old July 3rd, 2018, 08:34 AM   #13
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Yes, he meant working on it.

Do use it.
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Old July 3rd, 2018, 09:48 AM   #14
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but this trick is to let stay brakepistons at brakepads and prevent that brakepistons get pulled back after each brake use.
it does not help if air is in the system.
but, if it does not help it will not harm ;-) .
It's not a permanent fix, but if you're on the road and want firm brakes for a day or 2 - it works fine. It sure works better than double pumping mushy brakes. I've done it with very good success.


I've been told if you bleed at the calipers after a night of ziptie, you can clear the fluid pretty well, and pretty quickly.
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