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Old 04-05-18, 06:49 PM   #1
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Default Brake bleeding kit review

Hey all,

As always, this is my go to forum site for support, feedback and suggestions.

Latest video has been uploaded where I have used the kit Venhill were kind enough to give me to bleed my brake lines with one hand! I have some videos in the pipeline but as always I would welcome suggestions for future videos.

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Old 05-05-18, 12:03 PM   #2
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Default Re: Brake bleeding kit review

Nice video, looks like a nice piece of kit.
Brake bleeding is a job I loathe, this kit looks like making the job a lot easier.
Are there any special measures required for doing ABS equipped brakes?

Once upon a time I used fluid from an opened container.
On topping up the master cylinder I could see the fluid was corrupted and no good.
Rather than flush dud fluid through the system I decided to syphon it out.
I can attest that not only is brake fluid bad for paintwork, it tastes awful.

So always use fresh fluid from a sealed container.... and don't use old fluid for mouthwash...
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Old 05-05-18, 02:10 PM   #3
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Nice video, looks like a nice piece of kit.
Brake bleeding is a job I loathe, this kit looks like making the job a lot easier.
Are there any special measures required for doing ABS equipped brakes?

I can attest that not only is brake fluid bad for paintwork, it tastes awful.
I took a look at the Haynes manual and it does not suggest you need to do anything different at all for the ABS version, in fact, the process is identical. As for the mouth wash effect yuck!!

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If you want a suggestion - one problem that crops up endlessly is "my bike won't start, it just clicks". A video showing:

1) Resistance checks on the stator
2) AC voltage checks on the stator
3) DC voltage checks from R/R
4) checks on the start relay
5) a talk about the interlock circuit - clutch and sidestand.

An explanation to all that just because your battery measures over 12V does not necessarily make it good.

Basically a "go to" guide on the charging system.
LOVE this!! Making a note and have added it to my list, I think this is great idea!
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Old 05-05-18, 05:56 PM   #4
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Default Re: Brake bleeding kit review

Seekers post is a good idea Tamsen

**I discovered the pleasure of a vacuum brake bleeding kit yesterday, slightly different as mine uses compressed air to pull the vacuum but great job and nowhere near as time consuming
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