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Speed bleeders

Postby tunaboy » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:47 pm



I can buy speed bleeders at the local auto part place. My question is what metric thread size do I need for my 80 wing with the single piston calipers?



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Re: Speed bleeders

Postby doctorpaul » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:19 pm

tunaboy wrote:I can buy speed bleeders at the local auto part place. My question is what metric thread size do I need for my 80 wing with the single piston calipers?

The Speedbleeder web site lists their SB8125L part # for all three calipers for all GL1100s 1980 through 1983.
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Re: Speed bleeders

Postby tunaboy » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:01 pm

I need to know the actual metric thread size

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Re: Speed bleeders

Postby SteveB123 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:36 am

tunaboy wrote:I need to know the actual metric thread size


It's all on their website.
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Re: Speed bleeders

Postby doctorpaul » Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:04 am

tunaboy wrote:I need to know the actual metric thread size

SB8125L = SpeedBleeder + 8mm diameter + 1.25mm thread pitch + Long (probably).
So, M8x1.25 should be your size.
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Re: Speed bleeders

Postby tunaboy » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:09 am

Went to NAPA and bought 3 speed bleeders part # UP 22430 for $1.50 each. Thread size m-8 x 1.25 length 1". I think these will work at 1" long even when others list the length as 1.10 ". I won't install these until spring so I can't confirm that these will work....but I think they will work and the price is right

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Re: Speed bleeders

Postby SteveB123 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:30 pm

tunaboy wrote:Went to NAPA and bought 3 speed bleeders part # UP 22430 for $1.50 each. Thread size m-8 x 1.25 length 1". I think these will work at 1" long even when others list the length as 1.10 ". I won't install these until spring so I can't confirm that these will work....but I think they will work and the price is right


That's amazingly cheap for Speedbleeders. I'd expect that price for a regular bleed screw.
Generally Speedbleeders are ~$15/pr.

Are these labelled as Speedbleeders?
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Re: Speed bleeders

Postby tunaboy » Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:53 pm

On the web site they are listed as speed bleeders. At Orileys auto they are in packs of 2 for about $6 each.

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Re: Speed bleeders

Postby SteveB123 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:05 pm

tunaboy wrote:On the web site they are listed as speed bleeders. At Orileys auto they are in packs of 2 for about $6 each.


OK.
Can you blow through them with your mouth?
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Re: Speed bleeders

Postby tunaboy » Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:49 pm

You are right! These are plain bleeders, not the one man Speed Bleeder. DO NOT buy this part #. I am going to return these

Sorry for the confusion

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Re: Speed bleeders

Postby SteveB123 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:29 pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-Speed-Bleeders-Goldwing-GL1000-GL1100-GL1200-/390539545627?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5aedf88c1b

$26 shipped for all three.

Or go bug the counter guy at O'Riellys to order them


If it was me, I'd get them off of Ebay. The ebay number is the correct part number, and the correct quantity. "Domestic" car application chart is close on length, but not exact, and are sold in pairs, so you'd have four, when you need three.


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