Harley Brake Bleeder Valve Weep
Q: I recently replaced the stop lamp switch on my 2010 Softail Convertible as it was leaking brake fluid. Your Sportster fluid change video was an excellent guide for changing and bleeding the system – I used the Phoenix Systems injector. While I was at it, I also changed the front brake fluid. The brakes feel solid. But after some hard braking and slow-speed U-turn practice, I peeled back the Harley brake bleeder valve covers and noticed a slight amount of bleeder valve brake fluid weep. I first torqued the valves to 80 in-lbs. (lower torque spec) and then 100 in-lbs. (upper torque spec) in an attempt to stop it but still weeps. How can I stop the leak? Jeffrey L
A: A stock bleeder valve on a stock caliper should not leak on a bike that is only 4/5 years old. There is a good chance that the fluid you were seeing was residual. You can snug up the bleeder a little more and clean the area good with brake cleaner and compressed air.
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