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Brake bleeder - EDIT!!!! HEL LINES INSTALLED!!!!!
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Talking Brake bleeder - EDIT!!!! HEL LINES INSTALLED!!!!! - August 18, 2009, 01:59 PM

Request - Anyone have a brake bleeder kit i can borrow?

Received my new HEL SS brake lines and I am going to start work on them, since I have to wait on an auction to end for my new starter.

Will trade for beer!

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There really is no replacement for doing it manually.

Just get a long tube, soda bottle w/ lid, and plenty of fluid. Fill the bottle half way with brake fluid. Cut a hole in the lid big enough to fit the tube. Stick one end in the bottle (make sure it's submersed in the fluid) and stick the other end on the bleeder.

After that you can pump away. Keep an eye on the reservoir to make sure you don't empty it and you know when you're done once bubbles stop coming out of the hose.


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August 18, 2009, 02:46 PM

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There really is no replacement for doing it manually.

Just get a long tube, soda bottle w/ lid, and plenty of fluid. Fill the bottle half way with brake fluid. Cut a hole in the lid big enough to fit the tube. Stick one end in the bottle (make sure it's submersed in the fluid) and stick the other end on the bleeder.

After that you can pump away. Keep an eye on the reservoir to make sure you don't empty it and you know when you're done once bubbles stop coming out of the hose.

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Just as an add-on, I have "speed-bleeders" on the track bike and they suck big balls! I still have to do the above mentioned process to bleed the brakes properly.

With an "automated" process you'll think you're good until you enter turn one on the third lap and the brake lever goes back to the clip-on. It's not a good feeling AT ALL! Do it manually and save yourself the heartache and the leather cleaning


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Soda bottle, rubber hose, brake fluid....

Check, check, check

now lets get the temp under 90 and I will get started


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Soda bottle, rubber hose, brake fluid....

Check, check, check

now lets get the temp under 90 and I will get started

Did you get the 3 line kit, or the two line? My kit came with the crossover line.. Guess I gotta figure out how that works.. lol


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My kit was 3 line... OEM style. For the '83 that all HEL made was an OEM replacement.

Anyways lines installed... here is a quick before and after. Road test to come after I get a new starter!

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I got a cheap one man kit from Sears for like 7 bucks
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Just as an add-on, I have "speed-bleeders" on the track bike and they suck big balls! I still have to do the above mentioned process to bleed the brakes properly.

With an "automated" process you'll think you're good until you enter turn one on the third lap and the brake lever goes back to the clip-on. It's not a good feeling AT ALL! Do it manually and save yourself the heartache and the leather cleaning
I disagree - I have had great success with my pressure bleeder that hooks up to the compressor. Takes no time at all and provides a wicked pedal feel.


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Is that an offer to borrow your pressure bleeder and compressor?


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plastic mountain dew bottle + hole drilled in cap + hose = ghetto bleeder ftw


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It's up at my shop - so if you want to bring your bike there sure. Simply stating the I disagree with manual bleeding as "the only way to do it right".


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I have used both and both work well if you do them right. I have never been a big fan of the vacuum bleeder because on some systems it can add air to the system. With that said I have also never used a vacuum bleeder on a motorcycle. I have one and plan on tying it this weekend. I would lend it to you but it is not mine.





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I have used both and both work well if you do them right. I have never been a big fan of the vacuum bleeder because on some systems it can add air to the system. With that said I have also never used a vacuum bleeder on a motorcycle. I have one and plan on tying it this weekend. I would lend it to you but it is not mine.
Improper use of a MityVac on a bike can add air and make it a real pain for sure.


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