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You should bleed the brakes once a year, and it's really easy with speed bleeders to do by yourslef. I just turned the wheel to gain access to the resiviour, and no need to remove plastics. Sportbiketrackgear.com has some videos that helped me. Bought speed bleeders and installed those first. Barely any fluid leaks out while you install those. Then removed the old pads and used a toothbrush with chain cleaner to clean off the piston/caliper. Open the speed bleeder, and push the pistons back in. Close the bleeder and pump the brakes to make sure the pistons are clean, and will squeeze on the pad evenly. Install the new pads, and I used steel wool to clean off the old pad material on the rotors. Mount the calipers, and open the speed bleeders again to start bleeding one caliper at a time. Never let the master cylinder res go dry of fluid. I bleed each side just below the low line on the res. Was really pretty easy, and definitely worth it. I left my brake lever zip tied over night, and got a very nice lever. Broke my new pads in the next day, and then went to the track that week. I used Motul RBF 600, which I believe is DOT 4. It's working well on the street and track. Also installed EBC HH brake pads.
Last edited by trunkmonkey; 05-28-2012 at 01:29 PM.