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post #16 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 08:45 PM
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Not unless he skipped step 3 as well.

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You can still bring in air with tubing over the bleeder. Once you get into a rhythm, it's not hard and doesn't take much extra time to open and close the bleeder.


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You can still bring in air with tubing over the bleeder. Once you get into a rhythm, it's not hard and doesn't take much extra time to open and close the bleeder.
Forget I said anything. Tired of arguing with people trying to make their lives easier.

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Forget I said anything. Tired of arguing with people trying to make their lives easier.

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Who's arguing? This is a discussion.

Tony posted the well-established method of bleeding brakes without a brake bleeder. You then said to skip one of his steps with no further explanation. I'm all for making brake bleeding easier... But from my understanding of a vehicle brake system, I don't see that working. If I'm wrong, let me know... It wouldn't be the first time I've been proven wrong!


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Who's arguing? This is a discussion.

Tony posted the well-established method of bleeding brakes without a brake bleeder. You then said to skip one of his steps with no further explanation. I'm all for making brake bleeding easier... But from my understanding of a vehicle brake system, I don't see that working. If I'm wrong, let me know... It wouldn't be the first time I've been proven wrong!
I don't need to prove a goddamned thing to you. Watch the tube and figure it out yourself - or don't. All you NEEDED to say was "Thanks for that suggestion, I've never tried that. I'll check it out."

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Syringe + plastic tubing
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pushing the bubbles up? crazy talk!

that's actually how i used to do my mountain bikes. for my car i have a Motive bleeder, that thing is amazing.
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Who's arguing? This is a discussion.

Tony posted the well-established method of bleeding brakes without a brake bleeder. You then said to skip one of his steps with no further explanation. I'm all for making brake bleeding easier... But from my understanding of a vehicle brake system, I don't see that working. If I'm wrong, let me know... It wouldn't be the first time I've been proven wrong!
on the MCs, im a fan of the old squeeze-crack-squirt-close-release method. i can do it by myself and have never been in such a hurry that the five minutes it takes has been a burden.
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I don't need to prove a goddamned thing to you. Watch the tube and figure it out yourself - or don't. All you NEEDED to say was "Thanks for that suggestion, I've never tried that. I'll check it out."

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I don't need to prove a goddamned thing to you. Watch the tube and figure it out yourself - or don't. All you NEEDED to say was "Thanks for that suggestion, I've never tried that. I'll check it out."

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Dude...maybe take a chill pill.
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Where would you get this clear plastic tubng you guys speak of? I'm going to get fresh DOT4 in there before spring.
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Stop, bro. No. Just go down to the local auto parts store or the local cycle gear. Buy a MityVac for about $40. Do it yourself.
Hell even harbor freight has them for way cheap. The main mistake most people make that I've noticed is not paying attention to the reservoir and sucking in air from the top.

Once you get all the air out of your brake system go to sportbiketrackgear's website and order yourself some speedbleeders for your make/model. Big time saver, basically a bleeder screw with a one way check valve ball/spring assembly so sucking air in from the bottom is impossible.
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You can skip step 8.

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Can you? Yes. Is it an unnecessary variable to introduce into an equation in which someone who has clearly demonstrated that he's new to wrenching should attempt? YES. Air can be sucked in via around the hose to nipple fitment or the air bubble(s) that naturally wants to go back up via gravity can just get sucked back into the line on occasion via suction when you release the brake handle and fail to tighten the bleed screw.

Give the OP foolproof ways to bleed the lines as opposed to opening him up to new ways of possibly buggering up the process even further. Otherwise you'll just confuse the poor guy.

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Don't forget to bleed your master cylinder as well as air gets trapped in there also. That's another huge problem area for curing spongy brake feel.
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