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Old 03-23-2012, 09:31 PM   #1
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Question changing brake fluid...best tools?

Hi,

I think it is time the Ninja got a brake fluid change. For all I know I could be running the original stuff from 2007. Question: what is a recommended tube/reservoir tool to avoid the dreaded air bubbles? There are a lot on the market. The procedure looks pretty simple, and advice is appreciated.

What I did for my Ninja today: got the inspection sticker renewed, and checked the oil level. Tomorrow before I ride I will check the air pressure, and when the chain is hot give it a good cleaning and spray of lube.

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Old 03-23-2012, 10:23 PM   #2
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I wouldn't even buy a vac tool for it.
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:53 PM   #3
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Why not buy a vac, they are cheap and easy to use. If you just needed to bleed the brakes i wouldnt buy one, but it sounds like you need to flush the system. Quicker and easier with a vac bleeder.
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:55 PM   #4
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30 bux at harbor freight, my works great. Run some fresh fluid through the system then bleed starting at the MC then the calipers.
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:29 AM   #5
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4.99, they do have a 20% off coupon as well in the newspaper sunday.

http://www.harborfreight.com/one-man...kit-37201.html
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I wouldn't even buy a vac tool for it.
+1 i just pump the out of the levers
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:07 PM   #8
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+1 i just pump the out of the levers
Its not like the fluid has long distance to travel. I would buy one for a car or truck but not a bike only. It's his money though.
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No problem, if you run into any problems or issues give me a message and ill walk you though it. I like tuning my brakes up all the time, I do it once a month at least not every two weeks.
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Bumping the topic up: does anyone know where can I buy banjo bolts with bleeders for a Honda CBR?
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Bumping the topic up: does anyone know where can I buy banjo bolts with bleeders for a Honda CBR?
You will have to scrounge ebay, I ended up finding a banjo bolt that I believe will fit my master cylinder on my ninja 650. I bought it last year and have yet to install it actually.

The one I bought was from a:

"95 Honda CBR 600 F3- Front Master Cylinder Banjo Bleeder Bolt"

The threads on it match up identically to the ones on my bike, I just haven't found the time to redo my break system yet.

I'm assuming you want to find one for the master cylinder and not the calipers right?
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i have a bleeder valve if anyone needs to borrow. NW.
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i have a bleeder valve if anyone needs to borrow. NW.
are you talking about the one way fluid check valve?
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Thanks guys.
I'll scout ebay when I find F time
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I have the motion pro mini bleeder.For 10 dollars it is a pretty useful little tool.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:02 PM   #16
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Here is my quick tip to bleeding brakes

Make a loop in your line exiting the caliper and keep the top of the loop above your bleeder. It will allow air to travel up and not back in as the extra fluid drops off into an appropriate container where the outfall of the tubing is completely submerged in fluid.

I do this for both a manual and a vacuum bleed. I sometimes even do a combination of the two. For a manual bleed, squeeze lever, crack bleeder, close bleeder, release lever. Rinse, lather, Repeat.
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yeah yeah, I know (but it's good to read it again).

I just want to blead the master cylinder in order to avoid air bubbles stuck in there
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