How to Flush Motorcycle Brakes

About a year ago, I was riding my bike around town and felt a weird jolt. After looking down, I saw that my front brake pads were missing – apparently, I had run into something and just removed the pads without realizing it! This experience made me realize that motorcycle braking is an important skill to learn, so I decided to do some research on the subject.

What Are Motorcycle Brakes?

Motorcycle brakes are the primary means of stopping a motorcycle. They use the same mechanics as a car’s brake system, but they are usually smaller in size and mounted on the handlebars instead of the wheel. When you pedal your bike, the brake pedal sends a signal to the brake system, which then stops the bike.

Motorcycle brakes can be either manual or automatic. Manual motorcycle brakes use hand levers to operate them. Automatic motorcycle brakes use sensors to detect when you’re braking and send a signal to the engine to stop. Some motorcycles have both manual and automatic brakes.

Most motorcycle brake systems use two discs (or pads) that fit between the front and rear wheels. The discs stop your bike by pushing against the axle. The discs are made of metal or plastic and are covered with an friction material, such as rubber or metal compound, that helps to stop your bike.

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How to Flush Motorcycle Brakes

Motorcycle braking is essential to safety. When you stop your bike, the pads on the front and rear rotors must stop quickly so that you don’t skid. If the brake fluid is dirty, it will not work as well and the bike will slow down more easily.

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There are two ways to flush motorcycle brakes: manually or with a mechanical brake flush. The manual method is the easiest but it can take some time. Use a bucket or pan to catch the used brake fluid and throw it away. Pour new brake fluid into the reservoir, replace the cap, and turn the master cylinder handle until it stops (or until there’s enough fluid in the system). Make sure to bleed the air out of the system before refilling.

The mechanical brake flush is faster but requires some tools (a large syringe and a plunger). Remove the cover on the master cylinder and insert the syringe into one end of the hose that comes out of it. Squeeze the syringe until about 2 quarts of fluid come out. Use the plunger to push all of the fluid into the drain hole at the bottom of the master cylinder. Replace the cover and turn on the engine to check for leaks.

When Is It Time to Replace Motorcycle Brakes?z

Replacing motorcycle brakes is a routine maintenance task that every rider should perform at least every three years, depending on the type and model of their bike. Here are four signs it’s time to replace your motorcycle brakes:

-The brake pads are worn down to the metal.
-The break lines or hoses have problems leaking fluid.
-There is rust on the brake drums or calipers.
-The brake master cylinder needs to be replaced.


If you’re having trouble with your motorcycle brakes, it’s time to flush them. Motorcycle brake flushing is a common fix for many issues, and can be done in just a few minutes without any special tools. By following these simple steps, you’ll be able to fix most common problems with your motorcycle brakes in no time at all!

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