Needed: 2004 Lehman Honda GL1800 Lehman Drum Brake Power Bleeding Procedure

Apr 26, 2013
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Clio MI USA
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Ray
Needed: 2004 Lehman Honda GL1800 Lehman Drum Brake Power Bleeding Procedure

Hi, I created a Thread back in 2015 (below) in regards to bleeding my drum brakes on my 2004 Lehman Honda GL1800 non ABS Monarch (not a Monarch ll) I received some great manual procedures back then that worked great but, took a little time. I now have a Motive power bleeder (below) and would like to know if anyone here has performed the procedure with a power bleeder? If so, could you please give me some insight on the procedure? I would sincerely appreciate your input. Thanks. Ray

Older Thread: https://www.triketalk.com/forum/thr...2004-Lehman-GL1800-Owners?p=297078#post297078

Brake Bleeder:
https://www.motiveproducts.com/prod...ine-kits-marine?_pos=1&_psq=0102&_ss=e&_v=1.0





 
On my motorcycles I never used a power bleeder, just pump up - hold - open - shut - pump up - hold - open - shut - pump up - hold - open - shut - etc as needed. On the trike, same but let Wife sit on the trike and do the pedal.

I have used my vacuum bleeder on the trike. I have one that uses a tank and my compressor drives the vacuum pump that exerts a steady pull. It's good on cars or trucks, I have adapters to place a reserve brake fluid bottle on the master cylinder top, but not for the trike.

I also have a mighty vac hand held that does well on a trike, etc. I grease the bleeder valve threads with a smear to seal them else air get's pulled in.

I've also used a bleeder hose with one way valve immersed in brake fluid.

I do not have a "motive power" power bleeder, I made one using a garden sprayer. Thing with it is you have to have a good seal on top of a master cylinder, or you are gonna have a mess.
 
On my motorcycles I never used a power bleeder, just pump up - hold - open - shut - pump up - hold - open - shut - pump up - hold - open - shut - etc as needed. On the trike, same but let Wife sit on the trike and do the pedal.

I have used my vacuum bleeder on the trike. I have one that uses a tank and my compressor drives the vacuum pump that exerts a steady pull. It's good on cars or trucks, I have adapters to place a reserve brake fluid bottle on the master cylinder top, but not for the trike.

I also have a mighty vac hand held that does well on a trike, etc. I grease the bleeder valve threads with a smear to seal them else air get's pulled in.

I've also used a bleeder hose with one way valve immersed in brake fluid.

I do not have a "motive power" power bleeder, I made one using a garden sprayer. Thing with it is you have to have a good seal on top of a master cylinder, or you are gonna have a mess.

Thanks for the input.... I always had my wife help me as well with brake bleeding until I came across the speed bleeders. I did the pump and hold method as well which as you know was a little time consuming. These speed bleeders are in a word awesome. Just pump until the brake fluid comes out clean and air free and move on to the next one. A little expensive but, extremely happy I went that route. Thanks again. Ray :)
 

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