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Speed Bleeders - August 11, 2012, 01:59 PM

Bottom line, they rock.

I had just picked up a Z1000 with 16K miles, and general maintenance is the soup de jour when I get a new machine. Ive had brake bleeding kits in the past, all well and good, but the usefulness was always fleeting. Im a one man shop, getting the wife to get her hands dirty or one of you bastard over is a PITA, so, a tube and reservoir, and chime in the SBs.

Got em on ebay, $7 each. But I bleed all three calipers in less than 10 min. I will buy SB for every machine I own hence forth.

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Couldn't agree more. I did it the standard way for several years before trying them on DJKouza's bike and I'll never bleed brakes without them again. So fast and easy to use, they're awesome.


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Couldn't agree more. I did it the standard way for several years before trying them on DJKouza's bike and I'll never bleed brakes without them again. So fast and easy to use, they're awesome.
+1000 speed bleeders makes it super simple one man job to bleed your brakes

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August 11, 2012, 05:31 PM

Cosign. I just got around to installing mine last week. Wow. I've never been able to get such a firm lever feel with such ease. I agree, every bike I ever own from now on will always have a set of SB along with SS lines fitted if needed ASAP

I threw my mity vac in the corner. F that thing.


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August 11, 2012, 05:42 PM

I've had mine for like 2 years, but haven't installed them yet. Lol


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I've had mine for like 2 years, but haven't installed them yet. Lol
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August 13, 2012, 10:25 AM

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Bottom line, they rock.

I had just picked up a Z1000 with 16K miles, and general maintenance is the soup de jour when I get a new machine. Ive had brake bleeding kits in the past, all well and good, but the usefulness was always fleeting. Im a one man shop, getting the wife to get her hands dirty or one of you bastard over is a PITA, so, a tube and reservoir, and chime in the SBs.

Got em on ebay, $7 each. But I bleed all three calipers in less than 10 min. I will buy SB for every machine I own hence forth.

Get 'em.
Did you keep that PM I sent back in 2005? Bleeders were #1 on the list.

What? You don't keep messages for 7 years (or longer) like I do? lol


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Brad,

Fortunately bleeding the brake system isn't rocket science but it is a pain in the arse. There are some items out there to make this easier and less messy and I recommend them.

1. Speedbleeders: Replacing the nipple on the caliper with a speedbleeder makes a world of difference. Loosen it a bit, pump the MC until no more air comes out then tighten. The speedbleeder doesn't let air back in through the nipple.

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I thought this was another thread about your wife!


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Just an fyi - despite the instructions saying to tighten them all the way, if you attempt that, you'll shear them off. I had to send my caliper to SpeedBleeders to remove one. They should have ~1/4" of thread visible when they're tight.
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Dude that's too funny.


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August 13, 2012, 12:41 PM

Will someone please post a link to said item of wonderment.
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Will someone please post a link to said item of wonderment.
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Speed Bleeder Screws for Yamaha from SportbikeTrackGear.com


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Speed Bleeder Screws from SportbikeTrackGear.com


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