How to Bleed Brakes - Video Tutorial
At 180 hours, I looked at the brake pads on my 300 and decided that they were visibly worn. Not worn to the "throw out spec" in the manual, but clearly warn. Time to buy some spares so I can pop the old ones out anytime I want.
So I called my dealer to make sure they had them in stock before I drove out. He asked "KTM or Gelfer?" and I said "what?"
followed by "what is the difference?" with the answer that the Gelfers look the same, wear the same, work the same, and may even be made in the same factory, but are missing the orange box. Oh and one other minor thing, the KTM front pads sell for about $100 a set, and the Gelfers sell for $35.
Is there a real difference? Or is the KTM markup really that bad? I have noticed (over two KTMs) that prices are a bit higher than other brands, but only by 20% or so, and it never was an issue. But this is a 300% markup over retail.
By Joe Motocross
Keep the tail of your dirt bike light and protected with the carbon fiber Lightspeed rear caliper guard and rear disc guard set.
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Braking - 270mm Batfly Front Rotor Kit
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Braking - 270mm Batfly Front Rotor Kit Specs:
Distinguishable by the black painted grooves on the external braking track that resemble bat wings
Represents a great evolution in heat dissapation as it has less external perimeter and an area not covered by the pad. When the internal pad touches the rotor, the external does not and vice versa, allowing heat to dissipate from each side
Comes with a set of CM46 sintered race pads
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its a 2007 xcf 250. I rebuilt the front caliper after seeing how horrible the rear was. Prior to this the front brake worked perfectly fine. But this bike was used and very neglected.
I rebuilt the caliper, reassembled everything as it was, filled the reservoir with fluid, and began the bleeding process. I began just pumping the brake, holding it, opening the bleed screw on the caliper then closing it, and repeating this. I probably refilled the reservoir a dozen times or so forcing fluid through the system. Never built pressure though.
So then i tried back bleeding it. I forced fluid in from the caliper and pushed it back through the system. initially i got a &%$#@! ton of bubbles and air. But it still wouldnt build pressure. Again, i repeated this so many times i probably had to drain the reservoir 5 or 6 times.
I still can't get pressure in the brake. there are no leaks anywhere. The pistons aren't even moving. I have no idea what else to do now. It worked fine before any of this and i don't get why i suddenly can't get the air out. Spent 3 hours bleeding the system and got no where.