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Old 09-09-2009, 08:09 PM   #1
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Want to borrow brake bleeder

I just ordered some galfer stainless steel braided lines front/rear for my ZX14. I would like to borrow someones brake bleeder. Preferably someone close to downtown area, but wont turn down any help. Thanks in advance
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Old 09-09-2009, 08:27 PM   #3
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does the reservoir have a round cap? if so you could use my pressure bleeder, but I'm in Tomball.
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Old 09-09-2009, 08:40 PM   #4
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glass jar and a rubber hose works great.

Fill the clean catch bottle with enough fluid to submerge the hose and bleed the brakes until no air comes up. then tighten your nipples.
I dont think that you can use this method on bikes...I thought you had to use the bleeders to suck out the air..

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does the reservoir have a round cap? if so you could use my pressure bleeder, but I'm in Tomball.
Yes round cap if no one else posts up i will take u up on that offer
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I dont think that you can use this method on bikes...I thought you had to use the bleeders to suck out the air..
Actually this method works when others fail; including on cars too. Instead of doing the pump,pump,hold,crack... loosen the bleederscrew just enough to have tension when pulling the lever and as you pump any air that is in the system will be pressed out by pressure; when releasing the lever(slowly) between each pump and air that may be sucked up before closing the screw on teh standard method is instead fluid which doesnt hurt the performance of the design.
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:04 PM   #7
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cool wasnt doubting you but I know when I tried using the old school pump method on my 636 I got a load of air in the lines and was told it can only be done with the brake bleeder. Either way your method makes sense..when u release the brake it will suck in fluid instead of air...thanks...

wifes gonna be when she finds a cup missing and it full of brake fluid
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:10 PM   #8
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cool wasnt doubting you but I know when I tried using the old school pump method on my 636 I got a load of air in the lines and was told it can only be done with the brake bleeder. Either way your method makes sense..when u release the brake it will suck in fluid instead of air...thanks...

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If your bleeding use one of her tampons to....
Use a empty water bottle foo'
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:04 AM   #9
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I have a Mighty Vac that you can use, but I live in Missouri City. I work in the Westheimer / Gessner area.
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Old 09-10-2009, 02:06 PM   #10
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. i bleed the brake on my stunt bikes my street bikes and everything else that has a hydraulic brake system without a vacumm pump
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Buy some LP brake bleeders. They replace the nipples on your calipers and are a one way valve. THEY ARE AWSOME for bleeding brakes and are great to have for flushing fluid in the future.
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