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Old 11-18-2012, 12:18 PM   #11 (permalink)
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My experience with Brembo set ups is that you get water in the fluid more than burning it up. I never used blue fluid, but Motul with moisture is orangish. Just look for it to go from milky orange to clear.

If you have air in your lines, here's an easy way to find it. Grab a couple of zip ties, pull your lever until it has some resistance. Tie it open. Go out to your bike in the morning. If your lever has no resistance, you have air.

I accidentally bled some air into my brakes when I changed the fluid in my S3 this summer. I just did the zip tie, hit the master with a rubber mallet, added brake fluid and it's been great since.

As far as a MityVac goes, it's a nice tool, but not necessary. It's really helpful when you're changing brake lines. But just doing a flush, I rather do them by hand.

Edit: If worse comes to worse, pull the calipers and push the pads back in.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks for everyone who posted advice in this thread.

Problem solved!

I bled the master cylinder at the bleed nipple on the handlebar control - lots of air.

5 minutes later, lever rock hard!

Took it out for a spin (with a broken foot) and cannot get the smile off my face.

Pulls like a train, stops on a dime.

God I love this bike - it just gets better and better.
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:15 PM   #13 (permalink)
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The brakes on my 2011 S3 are the best I have ever had on 7 bikes I have owned, including the sportbikes.

Congrats on fixing your brake issue!
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:30 PM   #14 (permalink)
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The brakes on my 2011 S3 are the best I have ever had on 7 bikes I have owned, including the sportbikes.

Congrats on fixing your brake issue!
thanks bevivino1
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