Brake fluid change video


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Brake fluid change video

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Thought you chaps might find this interesting.



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I'm trying to not have bad thoughts about the flat black paint and the rivets. I guess it's a GOTHWing.

Nice, direct video, well done. He does the same thing that I do -- put the stuff I don't often need in the left saddlebox

And it shows how much work I avoided by installing Speed Bleeders when I did this job last week.
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I'm trying to not have bad thoughts about the flat black paint and the rivets. I guess it's a GOTHWing.
Perhaps he is simply going to convert his bike to run on steam.
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Solo So Long wrote: Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:31 pm I'm trying to not have bad thoughts about the flat black paint and the rivets. I guess it's a GOTHWing.

Nice, direct video, well done. He does the same thing that I do -- put the stuff I don't often need in the left saddlebox

And it shows how much work I avoided by installing Speed Bleeders when I did this job last week.
Question: What size are the speed bleeders for the 1500? It's time for my brakes to be serviced.
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Not in a million years would I put an open jar of brake fluid inside the saddlebag like that. One moment's inattention, if that were to dump, or even some drops of brake fluid were to drip onto the bottom of the saddlebag, you can kiss that saddlebag goodbye.
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I had similar thoughts. Even a few drops of brake fluid on that plastic will ruin it.
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dingdong wrote: Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:42 am
Question: What size are the speed bleeders for the 1500? It's time for my brakes to be serviced.
Depends on the year.

If you plan to keep the bike, I would go with the stainless steel ($15 ea), the standard are $7 ea. They have them for the brakes and the clutch slave cylinder.

http://speedbleeder.com/bikechart.htm
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Solo So Long wrote: Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:32 pm
dingdong wrote: Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:42 am
Question: What size are the speed bleeders for the 1500? It's time for my brakes to be serviced.
Depends on the year.

If you plan to keep the bike, I would go with the stainless steel ($15 ea), the standard are $7 ea. They have them for the brakes and the clutch slave cylinder.

http://speedbleeder.com/bikechart.htm
Thanks.


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