I can not bleed the brake system correctly....I have bled it many times but the brake is still soft......looks like I have air in the system and I can not get it out........How do you bleed the front brake system?
I used to do it like this:
Get some aquarium tubing that will fit snugly over the bleeder on the calipers.
Get two pint jars and put about 1.5" of brake fluid in each.
Place the jars next to the calipers, cut a length of that tubing that will go from teh bleeders down to the jars and the ends of the tube well under the surface of the brake fluid. Attach the hoses and make sure they are under the liquid level.
You can do one side at a time but I reccomend an assistant.
Open the reservoir top and make sure you have plenty of fluid on hand.
repeat until no bubbles:
Squeeze the lever
top off reservoir if necessary
When you see no bubbles you're done
The reason for the jars is twofold - you keep air from creeping back in should you inadvertantly vary the brake handle while bleeding and it helps you see the air coming out. The transparent tubes really help.