Main Motorcycle: 2013 Triumph T100
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
DYI brake fluid replacement/bleeding
I Bought my 2013 Bonneville a year ago, and got to thinking, has the brake fluid EVER been changed? It was looking pretty amber colored. Front pads needed changing, so I thought, let’s get it done.
New pads in, on to bleeding out the old and in with the new. Bleeding out the front is fairly simple, as you can reach the lever with one hand whilst working the bleed screw.
The rear? With the pedal and reservoir on one side and the caliper on the other, I couldn’t figure how to do it. YouTube to the rescue- Delboy’s Garage showed a clever trick to make this easy for one person to do. Using a 24” slide clamp, ( $7.00 at Harbor Freight) clamp it onto the brake pedal with the slide part extending vertically. You may need to tie back the foot peg. Then simply push forward what is now a lever to put pressure on the pedal, whilst working the rear bleeder! Works perfectly! Fresh brakes feel so good! Thanks Delboy!