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I'd seen posts about them, seen people recommend them. But I never really bought into the hype. But when I was having so much trouble with my brakes I decided to try them.

Yesterday I rebuild my rear master cylinder...again...

Once I got it all back together and installed on the bike it was a simple matter of putting a clear hose on the speed bleeder and running the hose into an empty bottle. Bleeding took a while because the brake line I'm using is too long and therefore has a loop in it.

But even with the loop in the line the speed bleeder made simple if not short work of the bleeding procedure.

So to anyone with any doubts about them, go ahead and get them. They work...and boy howdy they work well.

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I've always used a knot in my bleeder brake hose.
It acts like a sink trap but for air. Makes it a one man operation.

Glad you got'r fix't.

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Well, they probably are pretty nice to have, but you have to remember they did not really help as much as it may seem.

The reason you could not get the brakes bled before was because the master cylinder was still bad, right?
Now that you rebuilt the master cylinder again and it hopefully no longer has any leak you could probably have bled just easy with a vacuum pump or other ways now.

When that master cylinder was still leaking I doubt the speed bleeders would have helped any then.

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i had these on my 1200 and sold it that way . They guy who bought it didnt have a clue what they were after I explained it 4 times. i hate when others dont see the beauty in things I have added.

What sizes are the ones on the 1500s and where did you buy yours. i forget where i bought mine now.

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IVe had them on my VTX 1300 since new and really like them, but the mityvac does just as good a job...I will however put them on the 1500...

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i had these on my 1200 and sold it that way . They guy who bought it didnt have a clue what they were after I explained it 4 times. i hate when others dont see the beauty in things I have added.

What sizes are the ones on the 1500s and where did you buy yours. i forget where i bought mine now.
I got mine from there website and it was pretty quick.



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I put them on any vehicle that I work on the brakes. It makes bleeding brakes pretty much a one man job. I've been using them for years.

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Well, they probably are pretty nice to have, but you have to remember they did not really help as much as it may seem.

The reason you could not get the brakes bled before was because the master cylinder was still bad, right?
Now that you rebuilt the master cylinder again and it hopefully no longer has any leak you could probably have bled just easy with a vacuum pump or other ways now.

When that master cylinder was still leaking I doubt the speed bleeders would have helped any then.
Actually, even with the master leaking I was able to bleed the system. In fact it took longer with the speed bleeders than without. But it was much easier.

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I like the idea of the speed bleeders, but kinda expensive at $7 each really. Needing 3 for 1 bike is $21 and can buy a good vacuum pump setup for about that.
Can use the vacuum pump on more bikes (or cars trucks) then instead of spending $21 per bike.

Also can use Vacuum pump to test for vacuum and leaks in stuff.

You can guess what I think the best value is I think LOL

Pretty simple concept for those speed bleeders, just a 1 way valve. A tiny spring, BB gun BB, drill bit, you could make your own fairly easy probably from a normal brake bleeder.

All it really amounts to is a BB seals the hole pressed down by the spring. Loosen bleeder and the bb seal the hole so air cannot enter but lets the pressure push through when the brake is pumped.
Simple one way valve is all it is.

A long piece of tubing for a tight fit on a normal bleeder and some Teflon tape to seal the threads with a 1 way valvae should work as well and be usable for all wheels. They sell those for like $2 at auto parts stores and you only need 1 of them!

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