That Fighter Guy
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Chesapeake, VA '06 ZZR fighter, 05 VTX-1300
Manual method has never failed me. Start with the caliper farthest from the master, move to the other caliper, then move up to the master. It's an easy concept, move from lowest point to highest.
You spent two hours pumping and bleeding with no change in reservoir level? Are you lines tight? Re-check that everything is tight, then bleed as previously described. The pumping method you listed in the first post is correct. Hold the lever, crack open and closed the bleeder, release lever, repeat. Even with the lines completely dry it should only take a few pumps before you start seeing fluid come out of the bleeder. If nothing comes out after several attempts, then re-evaluate what you're doing. Either something isn't tight or your master cylinder has shat the bed.
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