I think I have made an error somehow installing a new set of rear brake pads on my GTS
The pads came today, and while the rear wheel and exhaust were off, I took the chance to work on them.
Firstly I bought these brake pads, because I was happy when I bought these for the front brakes a few years ago, on an older GTS.
However, on fitting them, I noticed that the brake "pistons" were sticking in, so making fitting the fresh brake pads difficult. As the "pistons" were forcing the pads to close in, it was impossible to put the whole assembly back onto the disc!
So, I took the new pads back out, drained the brake fluid out of the brake fluid reservoir at the headset, and opened the bleed valve on the brake assembly to let some fluid out. I then found short piece of wood that allowed me to close the "pistons" and get some clearance so I could put the assembly back onto the disc.
I tightened things up, put the wheel and exhaust back on and noticed that there wasn't any resistance on the brake lever, it was as if there wasn't any fluid back there, and therefore the brake doesn't "brake" anymore!!
Where did I go wrong? and how can I get things sorted out now??
Sheesh, I suppose it means I've got to take off the wheel and exhaust off again!!