GL1100 broken bleeder screws


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GL1100 broken bleeder screws

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I am restoring/renovating/making the best of a 1980 GL1100 and am in the process of rebuilding the braking system. The calipers both have broken bleeder screws...right at the aluminum casting. I am willing or at least able to consider drilling out the offending remains and tapping and installing a new bleeder....someone must have dealt with this problem, how did you remedy? :)


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same problem different part........ calipers are a little more of a challenge as the bleeder screw is steel and having to fixture the caliper to align the the bleeder with the axis of the quill. other than that it is the same. see viewtopic.php?f=4&t=51223
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Thanks for the reply. Is it possible to just "plug" the bleeder port and bleed the caliper through the banjo bolt while holding the caliper in a position where the air will escape ...as it up?
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yes that has been done..... however it is normally done because the bleeder is stuck and cant be removed and is not leaking. since you mentioned "plugged" i am assuming that it is leaking some what. i hope that is not the case. with the caliper removed and a block of wood or spacer of some kind between the pads hold it with the banjo bolt up and bleed by cracking the bolt loose in sync with pumping the master cylinder. it helps to tap the caliper to get the air out. also to let the piston travel out a little bit (variable spacers help) to fill the caliper with fluid and then pump the piston back in with the bolt cracked to get all the air out of the caliper. it aint the easiest way but it can be done. good luck !!!
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Thank you, other than the bleeder issue I have cleaned the whole of everything and have a kit to replace all the seals etc :mrgreen:
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Have you seen one of these..Dorman 13915 bleeder screw repair kit
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Thanks, I ordered them and will see how they work out :)
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received today......maybe have time tomorrow :D
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drilled out old frozen bleeders and drilled, taped and cut threads for new dorman repair....all worked out ...just need to bleed the front calipers
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tigercub wrote: Tue May 28, 2019 5:34 pm drilled out old frozen bleeders and drilled, taped and cut threads for new dorman repair....all worked out ...just need to bleed the front calipers
That's great! I always wondered how well those Dorman bleeders would work.


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