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Air in front brake line from rear master cylinder. Best suggestion is to bleed all by the sequence listed in book. I would do teh rear bleeders to while I'm at and change out the fluid in the process uless its very fresh. Patience.

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BenAdkins said:
cleaned front calipers and put back together...the fronts are fine..the rear pedal stayed soft....

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Mushy brakes = air in the system. You need to bleed them, and, if you don't already know, like Pigeon said, it has to be done in a specific order.

If you havent seen this site, take a look. About half way down you'll see :: brakepads :: (front brakes), :: rearbrakes ::, and on the next line :: brakefluid :: which shows the bleed sequence.

http://www.pbase.com/fredharmon
 

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your back brake and front are together bleed them real good they will be ok
 

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I didn't realize how badly adjusted my brakes were until I had my tires changes last month. They worked well, and weren't obnoxiously soft, but MAN were they a lot tighter when I got the bike out of the shop..
 
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