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Re: Brake bleeder?

I put Spiegler on my R1100RS a couple years back.  Made absolutely no 
difference in the spongy feeling of the brakes.  They worked great, but 
didn't have that rock solid feel of pre abs regular breaks.

Bob Hadden '05R12GS, '62R27

On Apr 26, 2005, at 8:33 PM, Ben Barkow wrote:

> On my left front brake caliper (1999 R1100S, non-ABS) is an ordinary 
> looking bleeder nipple and rubber cap.
> But on my right caliper in the corresponding spot is a 1 inch long 
> plastic cylinder about 7/16 in diameter. On the end of that cylinder 
> (with the head sort of facing the gas tank) is  a small  phllips-head 
> screw oriented down into the caliper, like into the hole where the 
> bleeder hole would be, through the center of the cylinder.
> What is this little cylinder? Is it used for bleeding the brakes 
> somehow?
> BTW, both Spiegler (direct) and Galfer (through dealers) provide very 
> appealing  after-market SS brake lines. Galfer has more threads in the 
> sheathe and so is more supple but Spiegler is thinner which I rather 
> like. There is also HEL but I don't know much about them. And there 
> are lots of other sources depending on how fussy you are for color, 
> size of hose, pressure or crimp fittings, price, etc. Besides doing 
> the simple and non-critical length determination and eyeballing the 
> banjo angle, all you need to know is that BMW/Magura/Brembo tend to 
> use "10-1" fittings. In a pinch, almost any hydraulics store can fix 
> you up.
> Ben
> Toronto