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Re: Brake bleeder?
- Subject: Re: Brake bleeder?
- From: Tpcutter@xxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 23:17:47 EDT
In a message dated 4/26/05 8:34:46 PM Eastern Standard Time,
<<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
That is the "grub screw" fitting used with BMW's dealer-only pressure
bleeding apparatus. You can remove the grub screw and collar and fit a speed
bleeder or standard bleed nipple like the the other side. Hint, use HEA to break
the very strong Loctite used on the collar and screw.
You can do the same thing on the clutch bleeder ssetup, which is cleverly
hidden along the frame cross tube inside a foam sleeve.
"What's the point of being stupid if you're not going to show it?"
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