Day: August 23, 2019

How to bleed your brakes

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Now, this is something that I feel gets overlooked way too often. You know, you got to remember, with your front and your rear brake, your brake fluid is going to break down. In fact, what happens is it absorbs the moisture from the air. It’s a very small amount, but what this does, it actually results in your brake fluid heating up faster, which causes brake fade. Now, brake fade, you want to be really careful of that because as your brake fluid heats up and that brake fade gets worse and worse, it can actually leave you feeling like you don’t have any brakes at all. So it’s very important. 

When to get new brake fluid

Now, your owners manual is going to tell you how often you should be changing out the brake fluid, but there’s a couple tips and ways that you can know that it might be time without having to look at your manual. If you’re out riding and your brake pads and your rotors and your brake lines are in good condition but you feel like your front and your rear brakes are getting spongy and it just doesn’t have that stopping power that it did before, well that’s a really good indicator that it’s time to get some new brake fluid in there. 

Now, if you’ve never changed the brake fluid on your bike, if you’ve never bled your brakes, it’s really not that difficult. There are videos online that show you … Read More . . .