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Pitster brake help

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Hopefully someone can offer some advise here. I didnt get any answers from the 110 section, and most of the search results were for rear brakes.

On the pitster front end on my KLX110, I have a brake bleed issue. To start it all out, I got a stick stuck between the pad and the caliper one day. This locked the front wheel up. The only way I was able to get the stick out was to loosen the bleeder valve and compress the pistons down. Since then I had no front brake.

I tried the standard pump up the lever then crack the bleeder (did this with the master cylinder cap on and off), no luck. I read about putting the caliper above the m/c over night, which should let the air go up, then bleed it. Did that with no luck. Today I bought a power bleeder, had no luck.

I just keep sucking air, I put new brake line seals on. I did notice that if I take the line off the caliper and sqeeze the lever, it doesnt push any fluid out. There is a place where the line looks a little bent, so I thought maybe it's kinked. So I vacuum checked it, and tried blowing through it, those two things worked. I really have no idea whats going on here, and I really dont see how compressing the pistons could have caused this. Are there any seals in the m/c or the caliper I could have rolled causing it to suck air? This is my wifes bike and I HAVE to figure it out, shes getting pissed she cant ride, please help!
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try to buy copper washers for the banjo bolts and i had the same problem. if you get the front caliber and hold it above the brake lever and then try to bleed it it shud work. if that doesnt work take the caliber off and take the piston out and clean it all up
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