Yep, air floats up is the idea I heard. Makes sense, I guess, but no luck here.
It's odd. I can open the bleeder and pump solid streams of fluid all day, but zero pressure. The pistons in the caliper move when I pump and you can see the brake line pulse, but nothing. I don't get it. I know there's air in there. The system was bone dry and zero air came out. First time I've ever had problems with this, but it's also the first time I've owned a tiny 10mm bore MC,too. It doesn't move much fluid.
Gonna ride the trusty Kawi over to HF and check out their vacuum dealios. I've heard good things about them.