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Speed Bleeder Question

Am coming up on my 1st Lt brake flush. Anyone try speed bleeders on an LT?

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Re: Speed Bleeder Question

I think many, many of us use speed bleeders they work great and save you a lot of problems with air in the lines.
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Am coming up on my 1st Lt brake flush. Anyone try speed bleeders on an LT?

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Lots of us have speed bleeders on the K1200LT; brakes and clutch.
Did mine a decade ago. Good decision.
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Thanks, Charlie. Can you quote the size dimensions of the bleeder? When I ordered an SB1000 for my 650 thumper, it was too long & bottomed out before being fully threaded in. Turns out I needed an SB1000S (S=short).

I assume that even with integrated ABS, it makes to job real easy.

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Re: Speed Bleeder Question

I prefer to NOT use them. Too hard to tell when they are tight enough not to leak because of the sealant on the threads. I do like the speed bleeder bag with hose for $6. Hook that up to a standard bleed nipple, elevate the bag open the bleeder and pump away. Air will not go down the tube so it is still just a one man job. Also the do not make a size for the ports on the ABS.
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Also, where did you source your from?

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Thanks John. That's good to know. Do you use the 'martini glass' funnel while utilizing the bleed bag? Or are they done in 2 separate operations?
I already procured the funnel. I think it ports into the ABS unit. (I'm only just beginning to research the procedure for bleeding an '05 and less than thrilled w/the way the Clymer manual details the operation)

Is there a good on-line tutorial on integrated brake bleed or should I go straight to the DVD which I've heard about?

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Thanks John. That's good to know. Do you use the 'martini glass' funnel while utilizing the bleed bag? Or are they done in 2 separate operations?
I already procured the funnel. I think it ports into the ABS unit. (I'm only just beginning to research the procedure for bleeding an '05 and less than thrilled w/the way the Clymer manual details the operation)

Is there a good on-line tutorial on integrated brake bleed or should I go straight to the DVD which I've heard about?

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Funnel for input. Bag for output. Easy and effective.

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Thanks John. That's good to know. Do you use the 'martini glass' funnel while utilizing the bleed bag? Or are they done in 2 separate operations?
I already procured the funnel. I think it ports into the ABS unit. (I'm only just beginning to research the procedure for bleeding an '05 and less than thrilled w/the way the Clymer manual details the operation)

Is there a good on-line tutorial on integrated brake bleed or should I go straight to the DVD which I've heard about?

Bob
Get the DVD from John Z. It will make the job a whole lot easier trust me

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Re: Speed Bleeder Question

I also have a Speedbleeder on the clutch line - makes it much easier bleeding that system too...

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Thanks, Charlie. Can you quote the size dimensions of the bleeder? When I ordered an SB1000 for my 650 thumper, it was too long & bottomed out before being fully threaded in. Turns out I needed an SB1000S (S=short).

I assume that even with integrated ABS, it makes to job real easy.

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Bob, I probably just followed some link on this board posted by someone. sorry, way to long ago for me to remember exactly what specification of speed bleeder is recommended.

I also think that some vendors may have an application guide that actually lists fitment for the K1200LT. Not sure if that is the SpeedBleeder home site, BeemerboneYard, or what...
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Bob, I probably just followed some link on this board posted by someone. sorry, way to long ago for me to remember exactly what specification of speed bleeder is recommended.

I also think that some vendors may have an application guide that actually lists fitment for the K1200LT. Not sure if that is the SpeedBleeder home site, BeemerboneYard, or what...
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I put them on my LT, because I had bought them. The clutch one is very handy to have.
But as John Z says, if you get the bleed bag from speedbleeder and elevate it above the height of the bleeder, then you really don't need the speedbleeder... no need to lock it down so air can't get back in...
much cheaper way to do it.

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Thanks to all who chimed in. Will try to round up the rest of what I need to get the job done. Sounds like the dvd will keep me from involving a dealer. The LT's integrated ABS system is cause for approaching a first-time flush with appropriate caution. But should be no big deal in the end.

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