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Installing new Speed Bleeders...which ones go where?
« on: September 16, 2017, 07:11:06 pm »
I just received my Speed Bleeders kit Murph.  The kit comes with five of the long model (SB8125L) and two of the short model (SB8125.)  It seems to me the short ones install at the master cylinders on the bars and the longer ones are for the calipers and clutch.  Is that correct?

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Re: Installing new Speed Bleeders...which ones go where?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2017, 08:42:42 pm »
I just received my Speed Bleeders kit Murph.  The kit comes with five of the long model (SB8125L) and two of the short model (SB8125.)  It seems to me the short ones install at the master cylinders on the bars and the longer ones are for the calipers and clutch.  Is that correct?

Thanks!


YUP.  I did the same thing a couple of months ago.


They are shorter for 'aesthetics '






ALSO ETA, dont forget there are two bleeders on the back caliper.  I had one 'extra' and was puzzled for a few minutes until I took a good look at the rear caliper!

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Re: Installing new Speed Bleeders...which ones go where?
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2017, 08:47:09 pm »
Thanks for the info!  :beerchug:

I measured the short model and they are the exact same length as the stock bleeders in the front calipers so I wondered.
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Re: Installing new Speed Bleeders...which ones go where?
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2017, 08:49:06 pm »
Thanks for the info!  :beerchug:

I measured the short model and they are the exact same length as the stock bleeders in the front calipers so I wondered.


Yeah KAW uses short ones on the front calipers.  And as you said, it made me wonder if I should put the short ones there.


But the idea is that if you put those long ones on the master cylinders on the bars, they stick up like nipples through a wet T shirt. 


Very distracting!




A bit of searching revealed they are just shorter and less noticeable.

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Re: Installing new Speed Bleeders...which ones go where?
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2017, 05:30:47 pm »
I put the short ones on the masters too   :great:

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Re: Installing new Speed Bleeders...which ones go where?
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2017, 05:36:07 pm »
I really had a hard time getting the clutch line bled out.  For some reason it took forever to get it primed.


After doing this, and only a two year old bike with 10K on it, makes you realize how fast brake fluid degrades.  It was already discolored enough to make it noticeable when the new fluid arrived at the bleed valve.  I flushed through a lot more than I needed, but I Wanted to get the crud out.




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Re: Installing new Speed Bleeders...which ones go where?
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2017, 01:22:08 am »
I really had a hard time getting the clutch line bled out.  For some reason it took forever to get it primed.


After doing this, and only a two year old bike with 10K on it, makes you realize how fast brake fluid degrades.  It was already discolored enough to make it noticeable when the new fluid arrived at the bleed valve.  I flushed through a lot more than I needed, but I Wanted to get the crud out.
What do you mean a long time to get it "primed"?
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Re: Installing new Speed Bleeders...which ones go where?
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2017, 09:07:58 am »
I really had a hard time getting the clutch line bled out.  For some reason it took forever to get it primed.


After doing this, and only a two year old bike with 10K on it, makes you realize how fast brake fluid degrades.  It was already discolored enough to make it noticeable when the new fluid arrived at the bleed valve.  I flushed through a lot more than I needed, but I Wanted to get the crud out.
What do you mean a long time to get it "primed"?


I pumped it 1000 times before it started pushing fluid out.  Not sure why.

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Re: Installing new Speed Bleeders...which ones go where?
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2017, 01:13:57 pm »
It’s because the valving inside the master cylinder is tiny. It can let more air in than the fluid it pushes out. If that makes sense. If you are replacing the clutch line, it can help to prefill the line before you install it. Or just use a mighty vac.

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Re: Installing new Speed Bleeders...which ones go where?
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2017, 06:15:35 pm »
It’s because the valving inside the master cylinder is tiny. It can let more air in than the fluid it pushes out. If that makes sense. If you are replacing the clutch line, it can help to prefill the line before you install it. Or just use a mighty vac.


Thats probably why it took a while.  My hand hurt after that.  But it was odd because I pumped the hell out of it and I got nowhere fast.  Then suddenly, it began to push fluid...