Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: S.W. MO and N.E AR.
Model: 88 & 95SE 1500's, 82 1100I, 80 1100, etc..
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!
I ride for FOOD
99 SE 1500, Also riding now, Red ( Second fastest color)
95 SE 1500, riding now, Purple (the fastest color)
88 1500 recovering from deer hit, Phantom Gray (Most expensive color )
82 1100 riding sometimes, Red
Also 80 1100 naked and 86 1200 Interstate, not running yet.