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Today I looked at the rain, and my bikes, and more rain, and decided a nap was in order.
 

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My best guess is that it is a late 40s KB-6.

Anyways truck is back together, but passenger right won't bleed. Nothing even if I remove the bleeder completely.

Asked my dad, and he says brake hose is the most likely culprit. Guess I have another job.
 

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My best guess is that it is a late 40s KB-6.

Anyways truck is back together, but passenger right won't bleed. Nothing even if I remove the bleeder completely.

Asked my dad, and he says brake hose is the most likely culprit. Guess I have another job.
I would not be surprised if both front hoses & calipers need to be replaced. You don't want either to lock up or drag on the front or you will have steering & skidding issues.
Same goes for the rear hose and drum cylinders.
 

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I would not be surprised if both front hoses & calipers need to be replaced. You don't want either to lock up or drag on the front or you will have steering & skidding issues.
Same goes for the rear hose and drum cylinders.

Replaced both rear bleeders since the passenger side was clogged, but the rest of the system seems functional.

This is my truck I tend to drive less than a thousand miles a year. I hadn't driven it since June, and had to get new tabs for it today.
 

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Had the opportunity to ride an 1800 with a sidecar:
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It was a good experience but an acquired taste. No side car in the future.
 

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Oh that looks like a nice setup. Did the sidecar allow the bike to lean independently or not?

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Anyways, back to the saga - took the Goldwing over to NAPA for some more brake fluid and Harbor Freight because all the flare nut wrenches I had were metric.

Other than the caliper end of the hose, everything was rusted, and the PB Blaster did nothing other than to contribute to the carcinogenic smoke when I applied the torch. But that's okay, because halfway through, the hose melted and popped, which then gave a nice green flame to everything. As we all know, green is a healthy color. So I'm sure the burning brake fluid offset the burning PB Blaster. At least I was doing this outside, with the hood open, and working from the wheel well, so I had pretty good ventilation.

This is where the brake line connects to the brake hose (new hose is already installed, brake line is resting at the top of the frame rail). There's literally not enough room to swing a wrench unless I want to remove the engine mount. I could barely get the nut off with a ratchet. Oh, and everything is wet because after I had the old hose loose, I sprayed down the frame rail with water to cool it down. I only torched from opposite side, and I had a wet rag on the gas line to keep it cool, but I was still concerned about the heat spreading.

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Anyways, I just need to bleed the brakes again, and then (knock on wood) I'm done. But since I work tomorrow, that will probably have to wait until my weekend.

Funny thing about this truck, and I'm not sure if it's stock or if the brake lines were replaced at one point, but the brake line runs down the passenger frame rail to the rear, and the T is on the passenger side of the rear axle. Which means the driver side rear wheel is the first one that needs to be bled, since it is farthest from the master cylinder. That's the opposite from what I usually see on vehicles.
 

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both of my Honda CT 70's are over at JW's house so whats a guy to do but clean and ride his dream
 

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after hangin' at henry's for six hours i drove over to Jerry's and hopped on the GSA for an afternoon of bill paying and a few photo opps
 

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went and got a new front tire installed on the Mighty ST 1300
 

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put 15 miles on the new tire getting a few new murals on my way home
 

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