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HELP!!! hayes nine brake bleed plug popping out

Discussion in 'The Shop' started by boxierrric, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. boxierrric

    boxierrric Chimp

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    so i crashed my bike(usually when the problems start) and landed straight on the brake. fluid came pouring out of all angles of the lever. then i got home and bled the whole thing to see what was wrong. everything seemed ok then when i pressed it, the plug popped out. tried it a few more times with the same result. with a more closer inspection i found out the plug was metal. so will i need to replace the lever, or can i replace the ruber inside it, or can i get away with it with ductape or bluetack. sorry cheapskape me talking here. i like the best value for money.
     

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  2. jonKranked

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  3. johnbryanpeters

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    Sounds like master cylinder rebuild time. Repair parts for the nine series tend to cost enough that it's more effective to buy a whole new brake on eBay. It'll cost a hair more than parts to rebuild the master cylinder, but less effort and ultimately more reliable.
     
  4. boxierrric

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    If I rebuilt the it how will it have any affect dose the kit come with the rubber bit inside. And yes it is that plug
     
  5. boxierrric

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    Sorry just read over my reply. Very bad grammar.
     
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    A master cylinder rebuild kit comes with a new "little rubber bit".
     
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    thanks for the help. I've decided to just rebuild my brake.
     
  8. boxierrric

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    Can you get the rubber bit separately?
     
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    You're not bothering to read people's replies. The link that jonKranked posted is to a Hayes HFX-9 M.C. bleed plug for sale for $3.

    Trouble is, if you order online, shipping will probably be in the $5 to $10 range. Other rebuild parts will easily add $50, and a bleed kit will probably put you over the $75 or so it would cost you for an entire brake on, say, eBay.
     
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  10. boxierrric

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    I've got a bleed kit. Got the plug. And a rebuild kit costs £20. A brake that cost £20 isn't going to do you much good.