Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum

Hi, Welcome to the Silverwing 600 Forum. We ask that you be polite and also introduce yourself on your 1st post. The members are friendly and helpful so just have fun. There is www.maxi-scoots.com site that is geared for all scooters and motorcycles.
 
HomeCalendarGalleryFAQSearchRegisterLog in
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» Parking Brake Pad Installation ... H E L P !!!!
Brake Fluid Flushing I_icon_minitimeby Easyrider Today at 1:43 am

» Honda shop maintenance
Brake Fluid Flushing I_icon_minitimeby cube Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:34 pm

» Should I trust 13 year old tires or replace?
Brake Fluid Flushing I_icon_minitimeby cube Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:32 pm

» Rails / mounting for panniers
Brake Fluid Flushing I_icon_minitimeby trunkmusic Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:08 pm

» Booster Plug
Brake Fluid Flushing I_icon_minitimeby Wing808 Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:51 pm

» Hi, I'm the newest member!
Brake Fluid Flushing I_icon_minitimeby DavidI Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:50 pm

» New Hagon rear shocks jacked up and centre stand mod
Brake Fluid Flushing I_icon_minitimeby Lost it Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:26 am

» Newbie from London is here :)
Brake Fluid Flushing I_icon_minitimeby Wing808 Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:55 am

» Wanted used Corbin
Brake Fluid Flushing I_icon_minitimeby AldusFran Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:40 pm

» Change of Seat Colour
Brake Fluid Flushing I_icon_minitimeby GoonerKev Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:14 pm

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search
free forum
 
Share
 

 Brake Fluid Flushing

Go down 
AuthorMessage
oldwingguy
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru


Number of posts : 1312
Location : Hocking Hills U.S.A.
Points : 2807
Registration date : 2016-01-29

Brake Fluid Flushing Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brake Fluid Flushing   Brake Fluid Flushing I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 14, 2017 3:35 pm

. I will attempt flushing the brakes, and anti-freeze only if there is enough time.<<>> having all the tools and replacement items at hand you could be done in a morning easy, a look around the how to section here will be a big help if this is your first attempt.
Back to top Go down
Modernman1953
Touring Scooter Rider
Touring Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 378
Location : Yuma, AZ
Points : 1630
Registration date : 2016-06-01

Brake Fluid Flushing Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brake Fluid Flushing   Brake Fluid Flushing I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 22, 2017 8:40 pm

Use a turkey baster and remove the brake fluid from each reservoir. Fill with new brake fluid. Do this every year and the fluid in the line going to the brake shoes will be diluted with the new fluid every time you apply the brakes. Easy to do and it takes 10 minutes for both reservoirs. Been doing this with Goldwings for 15 years.
Back to top Go down
oldwingguy
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru


Number of posts : 1312
Location : Hocking Hills U.S.A.
Points : 2807
Registration date : 2016-01-29

Brake Fluid Flushing Empty
PostSubject: Brake Fluid Flushing   Brake Fluid Flushing I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 23, 2017 6:55 am

Modernman1953 wrote:
Use a turkey baster and remove the brake fluid from each reservoir.  Fill with new brake fluid.  Do this every year and the fluid in the line going to the brake shoes will be diluted with the new fluid every time you apply the brakes.  Easy to do and it takes 10 minutes for both reservoirs.   Been doing this with Goldwings for 15 years.  

?? how does brake fluid " circulate " in a brake system.
Back to top Go down
Easyrider
Silver Wing Expert
Silver Wing Expert
Easyrider

Number of posts : 823
Age : 69
Location : HI
Points : 2262
Registration date : 2015-12-18

Brake Fluid Flushing Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brake Fluid Flushing   Brake Fluid Flushing I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 23, 2017 3:04 pm

The fluid in the reservoir goes down as the brake pads wear. The new fluid will not find it's way to the wheel cylinders. The right way is to open the bleeder while apply the brake. Close the bleeder then release the brake. Keep checking the reservoir and filling as needed. Repeat the process.

Be careful. There are some members that get upset for repeating the same subject.

Just read the service manual, else have the Honda shop do it. Very important to know what you are doing when messing with your brakes.
Back to top Go down
oldwingguy
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru


Number of posts : 1312
Location : Hocking Hills U.S.A.
Points : 2807
Registration date : 2016-01-29

Brake Fluid Flushing Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brake Fluid Flushing   Brake Fluid Flushing I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 23, 2017 8:03 pm

The fluid in the reservoir goes down as the brake pads wear. The new fluid will not find it's way to the wheel cylinders. <> nor will any crud / moisture be removed. There has to be some reason it's a recommended periodic service.
Back to top Go down
Easyrider
Silver Wing Expert
Silver Wing Expert
Easyrider

Number of posts : 823
Age : 69
Location : HI
Points : 2262
Registration date : 2015-12-18

Brake Fluid Flushing Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brake Fluid Flushing   Brake Fluid Flushing I_icon_minitimeThu Aug 24, 2017 12:36 am

oldwingguy wrote:
The fluid in the reservoir goes down as the brake pads wear. The new fluid will not find it's way to the wheel cylinders. <> nor will any crud / moisture be removed. There has to be some reason it's a recommended periodic service.

I would drain the reservoir, put new DOT-4 brake fluid, loosen the bleeder, pump and hold the brake handle while loosening the bleeder until the fluid drains into a cup. When the brake handle bottoms out, close the bleeder then release the brake handle. Add more fluid in the reservoir. Start the process all over again until either the fluid changes color or you feel that enough fluid has been emptied into the cup. The amount should include the volume of fluid in the wheel cylinders. Tighten the bleeder.
The service manual should have the recommended procedure.
Back to top Go down
oldwingguy
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru


Number of posts : 1312
Location : Hocking Hills U.S.A.
Points : 2807
Registration date : 2016-01-29

Brake Fluid Flushing Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brake Fluid Flushing   Brake Fluid Flushing I_icon_minitimeThu Aug 24, 2017 6:22 am

One man job with a Mity Vac. REMEMBER it's not how much one bleeds it's how one bleeds well, with the Mity Vac. ONLY use enough " draw " to move the fluid, it's not necessary to see how high on the gage one can raise the dial. That and doing it the correct order.
Back to top Go down
Easyrider
Silver Wing Expert
Silver Wing Expert
Easyrider

Number of posts : 823
Age : 69
Location : HI
Points : 2262
Registration date : 2015-12-18

Brake Fluid Flushing Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brake Fluid Flushing   Brake Fluid Flushing I_icon_minitimeThu Aug 24, 2017 1:55 pm

My wife has always been there to assist me with all my past cars and trucks. She will be assisting me with the Swing.
Back to top Go down
oldwingguy
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru


Number of posts : 1312
Location : Hocking Hills U.S.A.
Points : 2807
Registration date : 2016-01-29

Brake Fluid Flushing Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brake Fluid Flushing   Brake Fluid Flushing I_icon_minitimeThu Aug 24, 2017 2:16 pm

Lucky you.
Back to top Go down
Modernman1953
Touring Scooter Rider
Touring Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 378
Location : Yuma, AZ
Points : 1630
Registration date : 2016-06-01

Brake Fluid Flushing Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brake Fluid Flushing   Brake Fluid Flushing I_icon_minitimeThu Aug 24, 2017 4:37 pm

Molecular diffusion will mean that over some time, all of the fluid will end up the same, so the stuff in the reservoir will pull moisture out of the lines, and new fluid will end up in the lines. If this is done every year, the fluid will be fine forever with no buildup of gunk.

But if you want to get every bit of the old out, then bleed your brakes.

Be sure to get every bit of oil out of your motor every time you change your oil too.... lol

Back to top Go down
 
Brake Fluid Flushing
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Can anyone help me about hydrolic brake?
» RZR Parking Brake Threads
» Medium Fluid solo for sale
» Rhino Rear Brake?????
» parking brake

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum :: Honda Silver Wing :: Maintenance, Tips and Hints-
Jump to: