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Old 02-17-2013, 02:38 PM
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Bleeding Brakes

Having a problem bleeding the front and mid brakes on my 93 Big boss 6X6. I have cleaned all the lines, replaced the pads and installed a NEW master cylinder. I have tried the traditional method of pumping the master and bleeding each caliper, used a mity vac and also dropped a line into a bottle of brake fluid while using the traditional method, but still cannot get any pressure. I have the machine on blocks so I can rotate the tires.While turning the front tires I can apply the brake, but it goes all the way to the handlebar, but the brakes do stop the tires. I just cannot figure out why I don't have more brake pressure on the Master Cylinder. The right side,Rear brake works fine. Any thoughts and/or advise would be greatly appreciated. I'm lost on this one. I have been reading here and other places that bleeding the brakes on these machines can really be a problem
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:16 PM
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:15 PM
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I have the same problem help
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:21 PM
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I've had to reverse bleed sometimes if its air-locked. I've not had to do that to any Polaris units, but vehicles and other brands of atvs.
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:57 AM
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Try leaving lid off of master cylider while you bleed.
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:54 AM
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On my '01 sportsman, there's an adjustment at the calipers to compensate for pad wear/caliper travel. Your caliper may be running out of travel.

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