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when i squeezed my back brake hard it just slowly mushed in and now when i squeeze it, it doesnt brake at all and the metal on the lever hits the body of the brake becasue it is going in all the way. does anyone know what could have caused this or how i could find out. i was thinking i might have a leak in the line. if so how would i chek to see if i did.
if i need a new brake line i might want to get a steel braided one. where are some places where i could but these?
 

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That happened to me with my hayes nines. The shop said that air had gotten into the system somehow, and as a result I had an air bubble. They bled the brakes for me and everything was OK. You can do it yourself but at that point I didn't feel like experimenting.
 

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That happened to me with my hayes nines. The shop said that air had gotten into the system somehow, and as a result I had an air bubble. They bled the brakes for me and everything was OK. You can do it yourself but at that point I didn't feel like experimenting.
would i need to add oil and bleed them or just bleed them, it makes send that there is air in the line becuase i looked down the whole line and where the line goes into the brake and the caliper and didnt feel or see anything leaking out.
 

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mmmmm....

Check out goodridge brake lines they are super sexy. I love the steel braided look.

As far as how to maintain brakes and check for a leak I am a noob to hydros. When mine wear out I'm sure i'll make th ejump to braided as well.

Good Luck,
john
 

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Just do a bleed like you normally would on the brakes, it should get rid of the air and make your brakes work well again.

If you want to change out your lines, see if you've got enough money for some goodridge lines and fittings. They can be a little expensive, but they dont expand under pressure and they're pretty damn tough.
 

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if i need to add fluid could i use car brake fluid
 

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Amazing Larry104 said:
when i squeezed my back brake hard it just slowly mushed in and now when i squeeze it, it doesnt brake at all and the metal on the lever hits the body of the brake becasue it is going in all the way. does anyone know what could have caused this or how i could find out. i was thinking i might have a leak in the line. if so how would i chek to see if i did.
if i need a new brake line i might want to get a steel braided one. where are some places where i could but these?
Hayes Nines are notorious for the lever adjustment screw back out. I finally had to add a very small amount of loktight to keep the lever from depressing to the bar. Ya might try that before you bleed or put on new brake lines. If it's not hayes nines, then nevermind my post...
 

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watch your brake lines because it sounds like you have a leak somewhere....probably a kink in your lines-which broke open......you should be able to still pump up your brakes...if this doesn't work replace your lines and then bleed...Dot 3 or 4 automotive brake fluid....it works and cheaper than the hayes stuff at the bike shops
 

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HMmm

Well u see when my brakes needing bleeding i slit their main artery which is the brake line they began to cry and squeel i soothed them by gluing the slit after getting the air out cause u see just as it is for humans if air gets in the blood of the fluid catostrophic shart can occur but if it were my decision i would have it done or squiward all the fluid out and do it myself
 

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fuelinjection23 said:
Well u see when my brakes needing bleeding i slit their main artery which is the brake line they began to cry and squeel i soothed them by gluing the slit after getting the air out cause u see just as it is for humans if air gets in the blood of the fluid catostrophic shart can occur but if it were my decision i would have it done or squiward all the fluid out and do it myself
Can anybody read this ??...trying using English next time
 
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