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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-24-2008, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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brake problem

On my 2000 kx250 my front brakes feel soft, and was wondering if can give any suggestions? Just got new pads.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-24-2008, 10:52 PM
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try flushing the fluid.
might need new lines too. they could be swelling.

id try new fluid first.


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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-25-2008, 10:05 AM
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Bleed the brakes first. If they're still soft, change the fluid completely - use NEW, UNOPENED fluid as specified in your manual. DON'T mix types. The brake lines are the next thing to inspect, as Nevada said. Finally, if all else fails, it may be the master cylinder, but that's not as common. Odds are bleeding/flushing will cure the problem.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-25-2008, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Well tooks some time but brakes have flushed. I also put new rubber on the push rod, maybe a lil better now. It will get me through this weekend. Maybe my line is shot. thanks for the info. Anymore more suggestion.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-27-2008, 06:30 PM
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You can try to adjust the lever to compensate a little. Other than what was already mentioned, you would need to rebuild the master cylinder. You can find the parts at Motosport or Bike Bandit using the microfiche.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-27-2008, 07:04 PM
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another trick to try after flushing/replacing the fluid as said, zip-tie the brake lever on and leave it over night.

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