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Kodiak 400 Ultramatic -- bleeding rear brakes, having problems
Hi! I'm a noob here, and a noob to the ATV world.
Recently my in-laws bought a new 2012 Grizzly 700, and handed down their 2001 Kodiak Ultramatic 400 to my wife and I. I replaced the rear pads on it, and to aid in pushing the caliper piston back, I cracked the bleeder, but in the process, I jammed the piston because there was corrosion on the outer edge of the piston. I disassembled everything, cleaned the piston up and reassembled everything, and the piston and sliders all move very freely.
I can NOT get the caliper bled. I can hardly even get the fluid to escape if I crack the banjo bolt on the brake hose.
Am I missing something? I assume the reservoir above the front brake handle is the one for all the brakes, and this is the one I need to top up if and when I get the brakes functioning.
I'm at a loss. I'm an automotive mechanic by trade, and I've been tinkering with this on and off in the evenings for 3-4 days, and I can't figure it out.