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Me again....now moved on to sorting the front disk brakes on my Ozark LTF-250. Both of the original calipers were completely seized so the rear brake was the only way to slow down. I've replaced both front calipers with brand new ones, bled the system until I could not face the sight of brake fluid any more, around 8 hours worth in total, but the braking effect remains virtually non-existent with the brake lever travelling all the way to the handlebar grip when pressure is applied. I have also replaced the master cylinder. Using molegrips to crimp the brake hose has the following results, bearing in mind the Y configuration.....1st section nearest the brake lever when crimped does what you would expect ie full-on resistance when squeezing the lever. If I then remove that one andmove onwards, crimp the 2 hoses after the splitter I get the same result. Taking those off and moving them on to each hose very close to the caliper unions produces the same result again which tells me ( I think) that both of the new calipers have an issue and I should return them. Before I do that can anyone suggest anything else I should try please?