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Old 09-06-2018, 08:23 PM
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Question 79 Frt Brake calipers

Hello, I have a '79 XS 1100SF I am reconditioning. The front dual Brake calipers are gummed up > PB blaster helped but still cannot get pucks out . Any suggestions. PS> the Master Cyl is in pieces awaiting a rebuild kit at the moment.
Thanks Jamie JAX11
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Old 09-06-2018, 11:59 PM
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1. Find a bolt that fits the brake banjo bolt, 10mm if I remember correctly.
2. Loosen the bleeder valve just about 1 turn
3. Connect your grease gun to the bleeder and start to pump. The piston will come out without shooting across the garage.
Ray Matteis
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XS1100 E '78 (winter project)
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Old 09-07-2018, 12:14 AM
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I like to use the rear master cylinder to push out the pistons.
'79 XS1100SF 20k miles
'80 XS1100SG 40k miles
'79 XS750SF 15k miles
'79 XS750SF 20k miles
'84 Honda V65 Magna 1K miles + ?
'84 Honda V64 Magna 48k miles (parts bike)
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