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Old 09-12-2005, 10:15 AM   #1
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SOB!!

fucken . i stripped the brake bleeder on my bike sunday. Really me off. i shoulda known. ive done it a millions times, and this time i guess i just tryed to hard. so has this ever happened to anyone?? if so, what was the outcome??

after work im gonna check it out to see if i stripped the bolt or the threads on the caliper. im hoping it was the bolt so i just have to buy a new one. if it is the caliper, then i guess ill have to wither buy a new one, or try to re-thread it or something.

fyi, this is the one of the front calipers on an 03 zxr6 636

, im really hoping its just the bleeder and not the caliper.

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Old 09-12-2005, 05:53 PM   #2
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could be the caliper. i read about that happening at www.kawiforums.com

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Old 09-13-2005, 08:11 AM   #3
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Re: SOB!!

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could be the caliper. i read about that happening at www.kawiforums.com

sucks :eh:
i went home last night and checked it out. it looks like i might still be able to salavage it. the threads on the caliper don't seem that bad and it looks like i might have done more damage to the bleeder bolt threads. im gonna try and get some news ones from kawi today. we'll see what happens.......
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if not try www.speedbleeder.com
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pm me if you need a tap i have a complete snap on set you could clean the threads before you put a new bleader in :biggthumpup:
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Old 09-13-2005, 07:26 PM   #6
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Re: SOB!!

thanks for the info guys. i called kawi today, they didn't have the originals, but had some speedbleeders, which would probably work better becuase thats how i them up to began with. so, im about to leave work here in about 5 min, go home, try them out. im crosing my fingers that i didn't damage the calipers threads too much. thats the only thing im worried about. i went out last night and watched em stunt, all i could think about was my bike and how bad i wanted to endo that . anyways, wish me luck. i let you know tomm. how it turns out.
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let me know if you want to buy some new calipers. dont buy it from kawi dealer just yet.
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Old 09-14-2005, 08:52 AM   #8
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Re: SOB!!

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let me know if you want to buy some new calipers. dont buy it from kawi dealer just yet.
i do. i put in the new speedbleeders, i got it working, but it just a hair off. at least i got it so that i can ride without worring about running into a car.

I am very intrested in new calipers. please hook a kawi brotha up!!
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maybe put some teflon tape in the thread area..........
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Old 09-14-2005, 11:15 AM   #10
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Re: SOB!!

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maybe put some teflon tape in the thread area..........
i was thinking that too. the speedbleeder already came with some sort of red coored sealant on the threads. the one that i stripped out, i noticed when i went to bleed again, that fluid was not coming out of the bleeder, but the threads, and its was red colored. so i tried to bleed it thru the threads if that makes sense. i did that twice, then test drove. the more i hit the brakes the better they felt. till now they a re almost on the money, but still not 100%. so im gonna be lookin into new calipers here soon. but i did get it working at about 90% for now.
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want me to get you a price? what side is it?
yeah please, its the right side if your sitting on the bike. ty
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Re: SOB!!

NEVER put teflon tape on brake fittings!! The brake fluid will dissolve the teflon and can get in the brake system causing all kinds of problems!!
If the bleeder isn't leaking you don't need a new caliper, bleed it properly and you should be fine. If you're not sure bring it by and we'll look at it no charge.


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NEVER put teflon tape on brake fittings!! The brake fluid will dissolve the teflon and can get in the brake system causing all kinds of problems!!
If the bleeder isn't leaking you don't need a new caliper, bleed it properly and you should be fine. If you're not sure bring it by and we'll look at it no charge.


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Thanks for the advice Patrick. i'll keep that in mind. im going thru some stuff right now, so i'll probably be cagin it for a while, but i want to get out this weekend. so im gonna feel it out over the next few weeks and see how it goes. I want to see if these new bleeders hold up. So im gonna see what happens over the next couple weeks and go from there.

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Re: SOB!!

well, theres no more brakefluid coming out of the bleeder anymore with the new bleeders, but after bleeding it several times, it still feels like . i think theres still air in it but not sure, its really starting to me off now cuase ive never had this problem. i got new calipers ordered but they wont be here for 2 weeks or so. i think im gonna put on the new calipers and see what happens, if its still up, im gonna take it to kawa and say fix it so i can endo again.
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Before you buy the new calipers come down and let us take a look at it. Might be able to save you some money.

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Re: SOB!!

man, i wish you guys weren't so far. im gonna try really hard to go this saturday. i work till 12pm. and might have to stay a little later. im guessing you guys close at 6pm right? plus i wanted to talk to you about those jobs. i must have pumped more than a quart of fluid thru it so far and it just wont get any better. this sat. if not sooner. for sure. i just got soo much going on right now and now this . its really bringin me down. all i wanted to do was change the fluid.
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