Bleeder Valve


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Bleeder Valve

Postby fjohnson9 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:09 pm



I have a 75 GL 1000. I have been trying to change the bleeder valves but they seem to be frozen. I have broken two of them at the thread line and cannot get them out with ez outs. Is there a trick or do I need to just find new calipers, if so what would be a good calipier to go to?



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Re: Bleeder Valve

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:51 pm

You can try soaking them in something like PB Blaster for a couple days before you try to unscrew them. You might also want to try heating up the caliper gently with a torch, then apply an ice cube to the bleeder just before trying to remove it.

As for the bleeders that are already sheared off - if an EZ-Out isn't working, your only solution is likely to drill them out and helicoil them.

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Re: Bleeder Valve

Postby rhamby053102 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:52 pm

What type of Ez-outs are you using? Do they look kinda like a backwards drill bit or are they square with sharp edges?

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Re: Bleeder Valve

Postby fjohnson9 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:41 pm

The ez-out are square with sharp edges.

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Re: Bleeder Valve

Postby rhamby053102 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:44 pm

You might get lucky using the EZ-outs that are like a backwards drill bit. It has more surface area.

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Re: Bleeder Valve

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:23 pm

I find the square EZ-Outs work well in aluminum, which is soft and lets them "bite" well. I use the "reverse drill bit" EZ-Outs when backing out broken bolts and so on, things that are made of steel.




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