I'm trying to bleed my rear brake system and where is the anti-plunger bleed valve.
Are you talking about the anti-DIVE bleed valve?? If so, the bleeder is under the rubber cap at the top of the anti-dive actuator mounted on the lower left fork tube. Would be best to remove the front half of the front fender to get easy access to it. Watch out for spillage because DOT4 will harm paint.I'm trying to bleed my rear brake system and where is the anti-plunger bleed valve.
The manual say says on page 5-12The anti-dive bleeder is on the front left above the caliper. the bleeding sequence for the pedal is : 1-left front upper valve, 2-right front lower valve, 3-rear lower valve, 4 anti-dive, 5-rear upper.
The rear pedal is also hooked into both front calipers. You better do as Winghead said or you are asking for trouble.The manual say says on page 5-12
Right front caliper lower side bleed valve
Rear caliper lower side bleed valve
Ant-drive plunger bleed valve
Rear caliper upper side bleed valve
So which one is it?
What manual do you have? I'm looking in the Honda service manual, on 16-10 it gives the sequence I gave you for "pedal brake line fluid filling/air bleeding" this is under the heading "brake bleeder not available". I have speed bleeders installed on my bike and I use this sequence.
On page 16-11 under the heading "brake bleeder available " it gives the sequence you stated, and again on 16-12 under the heading "brake bleeder not available" , so that should be clear as mud.
You'll notice the only differance is weather you start with the left front upper or just skip that. It may be because the 16-10 sequence is for "fluid filling", so the front brake lever is done first, then the rear. If you're only doing the rear go ahead and skip it and see what happens, you could allways try again with the 16-10 sequence.
In my opinion a Honda shop manual is a neccesity when working on the gl1800.
If you don't feel comfortable with your abilities to bleed your own brakes then by all means pay a mechanic to do it for you.These type of DIY questions get me kind of nervous!!!
Please be sure you know what you are doing or it could go like so 4:
The manual isn't wrong. You are reading it wrong. I have the same manual revision you have.You were right, The manual I down load is WRONG. Printed in 2002.
I'm going to start another thread on the problem we found.