My Brake Bleeding Tool


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  • b-bike

Posted October 03, 2004 - 07:10 PM

#1

When I installed a different brake line in the front of my 01-426 I made sure to read the owners manual on brake bleeding. Yes it gives the info on how to do it but says nothing about what to do when the fluid will not pump from the master cylinder.

So... then I did a search on what others have done to get their brakes to bleed. What I found was that some auto parts stores loan out a brake vacuume system. After much running around town (Albany Oregon) I'm not living in one of those areas :cry: . No store would lone one out, but I could buy it for $49.99 :cry: NOT!!

I started thinking :cry: and by put my God given tallents to work I came up with this little jewel. All total I was just $2.00 . And boy does it work great.

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It's a 35cc syringe and a 6" piece of plastic tubing. :cry:

Boyd

  • b-bike

Posted October 04, 2004 - 08:54 AM

#2

Seems I'm having trouble getting "Imagestation" to let my pic's show up.

I changed to "Photobucket" and we'll see if this works.

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Boyd

  • b-bike

Posted October 04, 2004 - 09:01 AM

#3

Free Enterprise and good old compition works great.
Now both pics work. :cry:

I think I'll stick with photobucket for now.

Anyway the whole point here is to show a great way to bleed your brakes for very little $$.

Enjoy :cry:

Boyd

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  • Fastest1

Posted October 04, 2004 - 11:07 AM

#4

You do realize we have been doing it this way for years. Did you use the syringe to pull (vacuum) brake fluid, or push it in from the bottom? The pushing method works best. :cry:

  • b-bike

Posted October 04, 2004 - 05:36 PM

#5

Fastest1:

You do realize we have been doing it this way for years.


No. when I did my search all I found was the "rent a vacuum tool" approach.

Did you use the syringe to pull (vacuum) brake fluid, or push it in from the bottom?


I used it to pull vacuum.

The pushing method works best. :cry:


Thanks. I have a new brake line on order and when it comes in I will try it. :cry:

Boyd

  • b22md

Posted October 04, 2004 - 09:14 PM

#6

NICE! :cry: wish i saw this post saturday before i got all stupid and bought the mityvac 4050 for $70. worst part is i already have a 50cc syringe and tubing which was already paid for sitting less than 50ft away from my bike





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