Could. Try filling reservoir, then cap it and take it off the mount and straighten the hose out and squeeze the hose a bit to get fluid into it
Update, just did the thing with the teflon tape, and there were some huge bobbles coming from the master cylinder, did the bleeding process to all three bleeding nipples, and there is such a huge difference, now the lever is so hard that out of the 6 position option i use the 3 or 4-th, and before i was positioned at 5 and still the lever was soft. Thank you @Moto_Joe i owe you a beer
Was it not right when it left the dealership after the recall was performed? I'd take it back to them or try yourself again. :dunnoMoto-Joe, I have a question for you....
Do you remove the bleeder entirely, put the tape on it, then re-install? Do this with all three bleeders then start the bleeding process?
Yes. Be careful to tape just the threads.
Why doesn't the fluid/air get sucked backwards when you let the lever out? I understand that your have the line ABOVE the bleed point and the air wants to go up, but if it is close to the bleed point I don't see how it wouldn't get sucked back in?
Close the bleeder screw before you let the lever go so it sucks fluid in from the reservoir instead of air back through the bleeder screw.
I have an L3 with a spongey lever. I've bled it traditionally (crack, pump, close, release, repeat), then done the zip tie thing - I don't understand how the zip tie worked, but it did.
Air was trapped in the master cylinder. Gasses are created in the master cylinder on the bikes affected by the recall by a chemical reaction between the brake fluid and master cylinder. This would temporarily take care of the gas bubble created, by giving it a place to escape.
Lever is better, but still pretty awful compared to other bikes I've ridden.
Is it possible that my master cylinder is to blame? My mates' brakes are ROCK solid. Mine is slightly spongey, still. It has had the recall done.
I didn't own the bike when the recall was performed. I bought it with 4,100km.Was it not right when it left the dealership after the recall was performed? I'd take it back to them or try yourself again. :dunno