Trainee Sport Tourer
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: South Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Brake flush using MityVac : my first time
I ride a 2016 FJR 1300A. Canadian model. I changed my brake fluid at 31,000 kms, after going about 25,000 kms on it. The fluid looked like cider vinegar, or whiskey. I had trouble getting a vacuum seal around the attachments of the Mityvac, and so used pieces of wire to wire tie the hoses tight. I found the front fork calipers had smaller brake bleed fittings than the rear wheel. I could not get a good fit on the front , whereas the rear nipple was perfect for the clear plastic hose supplied with the kit.
To suction out the front calipers, I used a very small fitting from Mityvac, that fits inside the nipple opening, and held it snug with one hand, while creating the vacuum needed to withdraw the fluid, with the other. Is there a trick, or technique that I could use here to smooth out this little wrinkle.
Thanks for reading.