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Re: Brake bleeder?
- Subject: Re: Brake bleeder?
- From: Tpcutter@xxxxxxx
- Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 11:11:11 EDT
In a message dated 4/27/05 10:13:07 AM Eastern Standard Time,
<<Like a speedbleeder or some checkvalve mechanism? Is there any way to
attach a MityVac to the thing?
For removal, I suppose heating with a cigarette-lighter-type butane
torch would be good. Unaccustomed as I am to newish bikes, I am finding
many of the screws on my 1999 R1100S to be rather tight... PIA.>>
No, it is a proprietary fitting that BMW uses on their bleeder equipment.
They are trying to force riders to have their "complex" braking systems
serviced by trained dealers. Only problem is that some dealer mechanics don't care
to get trained adequately.
You just unscrew the whole fitting and screw in a regular bleed nipple or a
speed bleeder, then use your MityVac, although I have had trouble getting a
MityVac to work due to the large volume of the ABS system. I use a Snap-On
The little butane pinpoint torch worked perfect.
"What's the point of being stupid if you're not going to show it?"
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