brake fluid leak on wg

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by 00BUCKSHOT, May 25, 2009.

  1. 00BUCKSHOT

    00BUCKSHOT Junior Member

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    after changing brake lines back and forth i got a leak.its seeping around the threads on the bleed valve.has anyone else ever ran into this problem?i talked with glider he recomends thread sellant and i agree with him so tomorow i'm gonna stop and get a new bleed valve and some white pipe dope hopefully this will fix me up
     
  2. 00BUCKSHOT

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    yea thats what i was thinking hobbit ribbon pipe dope
    its just barley seeping
    i cleaned it went for a 30mile ride or so,checked and its just alittle wett around the threads prob take a year to leak enough to hurt anything but it still bugs me
     
  3. 00BUCKSHOT

    00BUCKSHOT Junior Member

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    guess i'm gonna have to repeat the whole brake bleeding process when i change the nipple lol yeehaw i can't wait!
     
  4. 00BUCKSHOT

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    bad thing is/this is all just to get me by for a week or so!the guy who sold me the handel bar kit sent the wrong risers and brake line he is supposed to ship the right stuff tomorrow lol guess next weekend i'll be right back at it lol might just wait till next weekend to install the new bleed nipple/i think it will be ok till then.whatca think hobbit?
     
  5. 00BUCKSHOT

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    just got back from a short ride (40 miles) guess what its not wett around the threads now?i dono i'll still change the nipple this weekend anyway
    thanks for all the help hobbit your one kool englishmen!
     
  6. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    The big problem with this situation is if fluid can get out air can get in as air molecules are smaller you could be sucking air in every time you release the brake
    air will compress brake becomes spongy and ineffective
    so take care and get it fixed asap

    Brian
     
  7. 00BUCKSHOT

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    so far lever feels good but i will replace the nipple as soon as i can get the part
     
  8. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    As long as you are replacing the bleeder you may as well replace them with speed bleeders as Glider suggested in another post

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    R-SPEED - Russell Speed Bleeders
     
  9. 00BUCKSHOT

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    speed bleeders hummm i never herd of them i'm guessing they work allot better?
     
  10. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    One way check valve prevents intake of air bubbles, especially if you put clear tube of clean brake fluid into a bottle at the business end of them. I would use them for the rear especially, because it is so inconvenient to go back and forth to wrench the bleeder while holding the brake pedal down (hope you took Yoga lessons or had a "partner" help you without 'em).