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I was replacing forks so I had my front brakes and brake lines completely disconnected off the front. Well, now it is time to put everything back together and I can't seem to get the brake fluid started. I have tried the regular bleeding process to no avail. At this point, I have disconnected the end of the brake line where it connects with the first caliper, and I can't seem to get the fluid out of the master cylinder with the lines attached. Trying it like the pics below: Now, I did find a tip online, which you can see here: This was successful. So it is not like the master cylinder is plugged, I just can't start it through the line. Do I need a vacuum bleeder or something? Any tips?
When pushing my bike around, I can hear the rear brake rotor scraping as the rear wheel spins. I also notice the edges of the rotor are scraped. I have no doubt riding around is making it worse, however, I notice no adverse brake performance when riding. Anyone know why this might happen? Is it a wheel alignment issue? My left side is at "4 1/4" lines and my right side is at "4 1/2" lines, so they aren't perfectly equal. But I would find it weird if that small of a difference causes this. See the scrape on the outside edge in the top right of the 1st pic. It's hard to see but every one of those protruding edges has a similar scuff on it where it has been ground down.