Brake Bleeding


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JerriEric
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Brake Bleeding

Postby JerriEric » Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:09 pm



I could not find posts when searching for this so here is my opinion. I have bought vacuum systems for bleeding brakes thinking if they worked I could use them on multiple machines. Well, no luck with what I bought. It was not a Myti Vac. I finally splurged for the Speed Bleeders. Worth every penny! They will even purge air from the system. Fast, simple but I will still only bleed every 40k or so.



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Re: Brake Bleeding

Postby 93aspy » Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:04 pm

Speed Bleeders are the only way to go... Had them on my 1500 for 20 years and now have them on my 1800... MityVac's have their place but it's hard to get a good seal at the bleed valve when using them...

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Re: Brake Bleeding

Postby Peteswing » Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:19 am

I do agree the speed bleeders work the best, theres a company called Motion Pro they have a great line of brake bleeding tools. I tried using a hand pump vac just too many hassles with leaks also. Also Cruiseman Garage has a nice video out on motion pro bleeders.
http://www.motionpro.com

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Re: Brake Bleeding

Postby JerriEric » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:21 am

I think you need to prime those. When I saw that I did not want to use them. I know speed bleeders can be used on one bike only. But they work effortlessly and I only have 2 bikes anyway. One bike is 8 hears old and the other 27 years old. So in the scheme of things, speed bleeders are pretty cheap over the life of the bike(s).

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Re: Brake Bleeding

Postby Red Ron » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:36 am

Have read a lot of good things about them. Apparantly turns an aggrevating 2 man job into an easy 1 man job. Where is everybody buying the speed bleeders.

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Re: Brake Bleeding

Postby JerriEric » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:40 am

Before I buy I do allot of research on the net to find the best deal with shipping. I bought mine from http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/produ ... cts_id=138 8 SB8125l 6 for the brakes, 1 for the anti dive even if disabled and one for the clutch. All the same for my '06.

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Re: Brake Bleeding

Postby Ghostman » Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:21 am


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Re: Brake Bleeding

Postby Ed Z » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:03 am

Ya ever notice the sealant on the speed bleeder threads... That is the secret to getting vacuum bleeders to work... The bleeder screw needs to have that sealer on it... Also, if ya make up a bottle that ya can put a hose on and then the other end on the bleeder, ya can push fluid in and then just conventional bleed once or twice per screw... Ya just need to keep sucking the fluid out of the reservoir to do this process... It does well at removing all the air as it pushes it in a direction it wants to go anyways...




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