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Old 09-19-2012, 03:17 AM   #1
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brake bleeder around kingwood

Anyone around kingwood/atascocita area have a brake bleeder to lend. Doing new lines,pads and fluid and r6 throttle early one morning in the next couple days. If not ill just go pick one up but figured I'd ask first. Don't be shy if you'd like to help also
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You don't really need a brake bleeder for a motorcycle. Just an 8mm box wrench (for most metric bikes), a short piece of clear vinyl tubing, and a container. You can pump the brake lever/pedal with one hand, and the 8mm wrench on the bleeder nipple with the other.

It's an easy one-person job.
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Does the container need to have fluid and the end of the tube submerged? Can't seem to get any pressure built back up. Gonna have a friend help me most likely
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Does the container need to have fluid and the end of the tube submerged? Can't seem to get any pressure built back up. Gonna have a friend help me most likely
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What I've always done on fresh systems is get a few feet of clear tubing and you can pull fluid thru just be pulling a vacuum with your mouth. Then you can use the M/C from there to push the rest of the air out. Should take you about 15 minutes to bleed a new system.
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Or you can use a big syringe like a meat injector. Put a short hose on the end, suck up some brake fluid, push it back out like you would a hypodermic needle (which removes air) and attach to bleeder screw. Then open bleeder screw and push syringe in to back bleed the line. Not as easy and clean as a vacuum pump but actually works better in some cases of stubborn air bubbles.
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Be sure to bleed them in correct sequence, this may be what is causing them to not build up pressure. Look in your owner's manual for the specs.
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Does the container need to have fluid and the end of the tube submerged? Can't seem to get any pressure built back up. Gonna have a friend help me most likely
Nope. What you do is:

1. Starting with brake bleeder valve closed
2. Squeeze the lever/pedal to build pressure, and keep it squeezed
3. Open the bleeder valve slowly till fluid start to flow out, the brake lever will start to give in (DON'T LET IT GO IN ALL THE WAY)
4. Close the bleeder valve just before lever/pedal bottoms out
5. Released lever/pedal completely
6. Repeat steps 2 thru 5 until brake fluid coming out is clear and no bubbles
7. Be sure to top off the reservoir before it goes dry. If it does go dry, you'll need to bleed the master cyclinder.

You can use any ol' container that will sit steady on the ground. Clear is best, so you can see what's coming out. Once you get the hang of it, it is far easier and simpler to do than with the fancy gizmo bleeders.
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What I've always done on fresh systems is get a few feet of clear tubing and you can pull fluid thru just be pulling a vacuum with your mouth. Then you can use the M/C from there to push the rest of the air out. Should take you about 15 minutes to bleed a new system.
, no matter how long the tubing for a safe distance, you don't want to be sucking brake fluid towards your mouth, that is nasty!

Acute Effects
Inhalation: Vapors are mildly to markedly irritating to the lungs depending on the exposure level.

Eye: Causes severe irritation experienced as discomfort or pain, excess blinking and tear production, with marked excess redness and swelling of the conjunctiva.

Skin: No adverse effects expected with exposure to skin. Brief contact may cause slight irritation.
Prolonged contact, as with clothing wetted with material, may cause more severe irritation and
discomfort, seen as local redness and swelling.

Ingestion: Ingestion may be fatal. May cause abdominal discomfort, nausea, and vomiting. May
produce central nervous system depression and kidney damage.

Carcinogenicity: This compound contains no ingredients at concentration of 0.1% or greater that
are carcinogens or suspect carcinogens.

Medical Conditions Aggravated by Long-Term Exposure: Pre-existing skin, eye, and respiratory
disorders may be aggravated by exposure to this product. Impaired kidney function from preexisting
disorders may be aggravated by exposure to this product.

Chronic Effects: Repeated exposure may result in drying of the skin and mucous membranes,
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Do a search on youtube for brake bleeding. I'm sure there are a bezillion videos that will show you how to do it.

A one-man brake bleeder is really only "useful" for cars and truck, where you cannot pump the brakes and work the bleeder valve at the same time. It is either a check valve type that keeps the fluid from getting sucked back in while you pump the brakes, or a vacuum system like the Mity-Vac. I've tried both, and they suck. I mean literally!! Invariably air gets sucked through the threads of the bleeder valve and you end up worse than when you started.

Bleeding car I'd rather get my wife or my boy to help pump the brake, while I work the valve.
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, no matter how long the tubing for a safe distance, you don't want to be sucking brake fluid towards your mouth, that is nasty!

Acute Effects
Inhalation: Vapors are mildly to markedly irritating to the lungs depending on the exposure level.

Eye: Causes severe irritation experienced as discomfort or pain, excess blinking and tear production, with marked excess redness and swelling of the conjunctiva.

Skin: No adverse effects expected with exposure to skin. Brief contact may cause slight irritation.
Prolonged contact, as with clothing wetted with material, may cause more severe irritation and
discomfort, seen as local redness and swelling.

Ingestion: Ingestion may be fatal. May cause abdominal discomfort, nausea, and vomiting. May
produce central nervous system depression and kidney damage.

Carcinogenicity: This compound contains no ingredients at concentration of 0.1% or greater that
are carcinogens or suspect carcinogens.

Medical Conditions Aggravated by Long-Term Exposure: Pre-existing skin, eye, and respiratory
disorders may be aggravated by exposure to this product. Impaired kidney function from preexisting
disorders may be aggravated by exposure to this product.

Chronic Effects: Repeated exposure may result in drying of the skin and mucous membranes,
causing irritation and dryness.
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thats like a mesquito bite for Aaron, lol

Yeah....but, truth be told I've never pulled 3 feet of brake fluid only to take a shot to the mouth like Tracy Lords.




I stop right before it gets out. More of a tease.
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also remember to bleed at the MC as well. If there is no bleeder just wrap a towel around it and crack the banjo bolt.
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:51 AM   #14
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got it all figured out, thanks guys and Motorcycles Unlimited for getting me set up with the parts.

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