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I have a 2009 road king classic my front brake lever got hard

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I have a 2009 road king classic my front brake lever got hard with no front brake so I rebuilt the master cylinder still im not getting fluid to brake any sugg
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Jeremy R. replied 2 years ago.
Hi, My name is***** you for letting me try and assist you with your problem.
You need to start at the master cylinder.
Remove the line connecting to it and hold your finger against the hole and pump the lever a little bit to work out the air.
If it gets to where it pushes your finger off the hole then you know the master cylinder is fine.
Remove the line at the caliper and blow through it from the master cylinder side with air.
That will make sure the line is clear.
Then if all that looks good the issue is in the caliper.
Take the bleeder screw out and make sure the ports through it are clear and not plugged up.
Blow through the brake line inlet to see if it comes out the bleeder screw hole.
If it does then your problem was just air in the line.
Put it all back together and bleed it one section at a time by loosening the line at the master cylinder and bleed out the air from that point.
If you have a vacuum bleeder it will save a lot of trouble.
Sometimes the only way to get fluid through everything is with an vacuum bleeder.