Bleeder Valve


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fjohnson9
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Bleeder Valve

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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

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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

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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

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The ez-out are square with sharp edges.
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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

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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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