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STREET & SPORTS BIKE MOTORCYCLES SERVICE CENTER Fullerton Orange County California at Motorhelmets

Maintaining Peak Braking Performance: Bleeding Brakes (Rear/Front)
on Non-ABS Motorcycles

Understanding Brake Bleeding:

  • Cost:
    • Rear Brake: $100.00
    • Front Brake: $150.00

Please note:

These are estimated labor charges and exclude the cost of any additional fluids or parts needed.
  • Air bubbles in the brake lines can cause a spongy or soft feeling when you press the brake lever, compromising stopping power. Bleeding the brakes involves:
  • Forcing fluid through the system: This pushes any trapped air bubbles out towards a bleeder valve located at each caliper.
  • Opening and closing the bleeder valve: As fluid flows through the system, the valve is meticulously opened and closed to release air bubbles while preventing fresh air from entering.
  • Monitoring fluid level: Throughout the process, the brake fluid reservoir is monitored to ensure it doesn't run low, which can introduce air back into the system.

Why Regular Bleeding is Important:

  • Maintains Firm Brake Lever Feel: Air bubbles lead to a spongy lever, reducing your ability to modulate braking pressure effectively.
  • Ensures Optimal Stopping Power: A properly bled braking system guarantees full hydraulic pressure is transmitted to the calipers, resulting in confident and predictable braking.
  • Safety on the Road: Addressing air bubbles in the brakes is crucial for maintaining safe motorcycle operation.

Additional Considerations:

  • Non-ABS vs. ABS: This blog post focuses on bleeding brakes for non-ABS motorcycles. The process for ABS motorcycles might involve additional procedures and is recommended to be performed by a qualified technician.
  • DIY vs. Professional Service: While bleeding brakes might seem like a feasible DIY task, it requires specific tools, knowledge, and proper technique. Consulting a certified mechanic ensures the job is done correctly and safely.

Invest in Safe Stopping:

  • Ignoring the need for brake bleeding can significantly compromise your braking performance and safety on the road. Regular service by a qualified professional is vital for maintaining a healthy braking system.

Schedule Your Service Today!

  • Don't wait until you experience braking issues. Contact your local motorcycle repair shop today to schedule a brake bleeding service for your motorcycle. Remember, preventative maintenance is key to safe and enjoyable riding.

Motorcycle Brake Bleeding for Rear/Front (Two Calipers)
(Non-ABS) Miscellaneous Labor and Charges

Perform the Service:

  • Bleeding of rear and/or front brakes for motorcycles without ABS, each with two calipers


  • Depends on brake fluid condition and maintenance schedule


  • Rear: $100.00
  • Front: $150.00


  • Ensures proper brake function and safety
  • Helps remove air bubbles and maintain brake pressure
  • Prevents sponginess in the brake pedal or lever

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General Street and Sports Bike Motorcycle Service Guideline Below

Regularly inspect your bike for any signs of wear, damage, or leaks. Specific service intervals may vary depending on your motorcycle's make, model, riding style, and operating conditions. Always refer to your owner's manual for the manufacturer's recommended service schedule and specifications. If you're not comfortable performing any maintenance tasks yourself, take your bike to a qualified mechanic for service.

STREET & SPORTS BIKE MOTORCYCLES SERVICE CENTER Fullerton Orange County California at Motorhelmets

Street & Sportsbike Motorcycle Maintenance Suggestions
Simple Self Maintenance Tips between visits to our service shop.

  • Take a quick walk around your bike for a visual inspection before every ride.
  • Look for any drips or stains under the bike, indicating potential fluid leaks.
  • Inspect tires for proper inflation, wear, and any embedded objects.
  • Check for proper chain tension and lubrication.
  • Ensure all lights are working properly, including headlight, taillight, brake lights, and turn signals.
  • Check and adjust tire pressure to the manufacturer's recommended level using a reliable pressure gauge.
  • Don't attempt tasks you're not comfortable with. If you're unsure about any maintenance procedure, consult a qualified mechanic.
  • Safety first! Always wear proper safety gear while performing any maintenance on your motorcycle.


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