front brake problem! - Kawasaki ATV Forum
Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou Kawasaki's strong and reliable utility ATVs

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 Old 03-22-2011, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
kevinryan7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Havelock, NC
Posts: 213
front brake problem!

So I spent all night last night troubleshooting my front brake issue....or, lack of brakes. Absolutely no pressure building up in the handle. Fluid is squirting out of the bleeder valves like they should. Fluid level is not going down in the master cylinder so I know it's not leaking out anywhere. No holes or kinks at all in the lines but still won't build any pressure? Kind of has me stumped and confused........any suggestions?
kevinryan7 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 03-22-2011, 08:24 AM
Premium Member
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
 
hndlbarmonkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Dontgivashit, LA
Posts: 23,817
there is air trapped in the lines, trust me

Take the reservoir cover off and pump the brakes, you will probably see tiny bubbles coming up





Home of the proven fastest and quickest all motor Kawies in the world
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dynoray View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by hndlbarmonkey View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dynoray View Post

It says race because it was 12.6:1, instead of 11:1
lol, so going from 11:1 to 12.6:1 is building a race motor to you
LOL, back in 04-05, pretty much, LOL
AMR 840 trail bike
Fundy 800 race motored trail bike<wifes

Fundy 800 drag bike


It's nice when you get to a point, where you don't give a shit anymore

hndlbarmonkey is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 03-22-2011, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
kevinryan7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Havelock, NC
Posts: 213
At first I did pump it with res cover off and a lot of air bubbles came out....consistently. Now, no air bubbles and when I checked it again with the cover off after I bled the lines it was wanting to splash out like it's supposed to. But yes, there was a lot of air in the lines at first. That's why I'm kind of stumped now
kevinryan7 is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 03-22-2011, 09:01 AM
Premium Member
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 3,481
Still a bubble trapped somewhere, I went through this when I put my braided lines on, a vacuum bleeder helps alot, also try lifting the front of the bike up or one side then the other while pumping the brakes.

Green 2004 Vforce
2002 650 Prairie
riverkid is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 03-22-2011, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
kevinryan7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Havelock, NC
Posts: 213
Never used a vaccum bleeder before.....they got those at Auto Zone or Advanced? Guess I could give that a shot cause I've tried every other way I know to bleed them.....even tilting the bike while pumping, still nothing.
kevinryan7 is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 03-22-2011, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
kevinryan7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Havelock, NC
Posts: 213
So I pulled the master cylinder and hooked a hose to the bottom of it, filled the cylinder with fluid, closed it up, squeezed the handle and fluid did not come squirting out like I had hoped. This leads me to believe I have to rebuild the master cylinder.....does this sound right?
kevinryan7 is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 03-23-2011, 12:03 AM
Premium Member
Feedback Score: 21 reviews
 
Camo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Canada eh!
Posts: 22,490
Could be by-passing internally but definitely not a common problem.

OrangeCrush RR
Boosted / Nitrous Injected Duner
Fundy Performance Sports 1-902-893-(DYNO) 3966
Torque is quick... Horsepower is fast
1) Bench Racers
2) Racers who never actually run into the Big Dog
3) Racers who win everything until they meet up with the Big Dog
4) The Big Dog

CUSTOM FABRICATED TURBO EXHAUST / JH MACHINE CUSTOM ROLLER CLUTCH - Godspeed Jim / VFJ Clutch Weights & Springs
YOU DESERVE A HIGH FIVE... IN THE FACE... WITH A CHAIR
Camo is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 03-23-2011, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
kevinryan7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Havelock, NC
Posts: 213
Sorry if I don't understand, but what do you mean by bypassing internally? After I bench bled the master cylinder and was getting no juice I took it apart and there was no obvious reason why it wouldn't work. Everything was in great shape, nothing broken/pitted/corroded/scratched up, spring was still good.......this is really starting to get to me now. I have yet to find a reason why the front brakes won't work!!!! I am open to try any and all suggestions to get this resolved.
kevinryan7 is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 04-12-2011, 08:28 PM
Junior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1
I am having the SAME EXACT problem. Can u tell what u did to fox the problem? I bought a brake bleeder form autozone for $40 and still nothing...I can not get thye fluid from the master cylinder to push any fluid
Fontenot41 is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 07-10-2012, 06:12 AM
Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 35
Did you ever figure it out? I'm having the same problem with my 86 300 Bayou. The brakes were great and suddenly nothing. I figured I blew a line but when I checked it the next day the reservoir was full and there were no leaks anywhere. I'm having the same problem when I try to bleed the brakes. I was just about to buy a master cylinder but now I'm thinking it might still be air in the lines.
bvolks is offline  
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Kawasaki ATV Forum > Kawasaki ATV Performance / Maintenance / Technical > Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki ATV Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Search tags for this page
2003 kawasaki bayou front brakes locked up
,
2010 brute force front brakes wont work
,
2012 brute force 750 master cylinder prime
,
atv brakes wont build pressure
,

atv front brakes no pressure

,
atv master cylinder pump up
,
fromt brakes sticking 2011 kawasaki teryx
,
how do u prime the brakes on a kawasaki 4 wheeler
,
howq to tell if four wheeler master sylinder is bad
,
ive bled my brakes on my atv but it still wont apply brakes
,
kawasaki brute force master cylinder sticking
,
kawasaki teryx brake problems
,
why brakes are not working in four wheeler
Click on a term to search our sites for related topics.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
engine brake problem bruteforce65006 Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou 5 11-17-2010 07:30 AM
Rear brake problem Scott_T Kawasaki Mojave/Lakota 11 10-28-2010 09:28 AM
mojave rear brake problem wheelyking Kawasaki Mojave/Lakota 6 05-19-2010 10:43 PM
Rear brake problem samvel1981 Kawasaki KFX700 V-Force 13 11-25-2009 12:24 PM
Weird Brake Problem? SlvrBrute Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou 11 09-22-2008 01:56 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome