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Speedbleeder install, and bleeding the brakes

Im about to install speedbleeders, and flush the fluid in both the brakes & clutch..Any tips/tricks/procedures I need to know before I start?

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Im about to install speedbleeders, and flush the fluid in both the brakes & clutch..Any tips/tricks/procedures I need to know before I start?
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Not much. Put the catch tube on the end of the bleeder, to avoid spillage. It's very easy to pump the reservoir dry, so watch the fluid level there as you work. The bleeder works when only a half-turn loose, not a lot. I wrap a twist of toilet tissue around the bleeder, and secure it there with a twisty-tie, to avoid any drips while working. Best money I ever spent, except maybe for the TPMS.
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....the aluminum of the clutch PUSH LEVER COMP 5JW-16381-00-00 is very easily stripped..apparently its difficult to discern the difference in resistance between the coated threads of the speedbleeder and over-tightening..$115.00 for the new part, or I can remove it and repair with a helicoil...M8?

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....the aluminum of the clutch “PUSH LEVER COMP 5JW-16381-00-00” is very easily stripped..apparently it’s difficult to discern the difference in resistance between the coated threads of the speedbleeder and over-tightening..$115.00 for the new part, or I can remove it and repair with a helicoil...M8?
Are you saying you stripped it out?

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Sounds like it looking at the time of the first post and the second . Funny I am about to install speed bleeder on my FJR also. Very timely thread. I use them on all my other bikes and they make things easy. Except if you strip out the threads.

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The thread coating on the Speedbleeders requires a certain amount of effort to initially install, and one only needs to tighten it until the Speedbleeder bottoms out, which is how it seals. If you're not sure it's bottomed out, give the lever a squeeze and no fluid should come out the bleeder if bottomed.
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I have used Speed Bleeders for years and they work well. I recently got an inline bleeder from Motion Pro (https://www.motionpro.com/product/08-0143). It costs about the same as one speed bleeder. I will try to use it for the first time tonight on a friend's bike.
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Are you saying you stripped it out?
Yes..its really hard to tell when it bottoms out. Thanks to a tip from raYzerman I bought one off ebay this morning. I thought about helicoiling it, but helicoils leak fluid under the slightest pressure..and a new one from Yamaha is $220.00 cdn, and back ordered 4-6 months..When I get the old one out Im going to try repairing it with a Timesert, which doesnt leak https://www.timesert.com/

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When you mentioned helicoil I thought no use a Timesert then you answered my thought. Should work. I would still put a dab of locktite blue(red may be over kill) on the timesert.

Let us know how it goes.
4-6-months, Glad you found one on eBay, otherwise no riding for you. Its amazing how the supply chain has changed. In the old days the dealer had to stock a lot more due to the shipping time from Japan. I can still buy NOS stock for my 70's bikes that have been sitting on shelves all these years.

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I have used Speed Bleeders for years and they work well. I recently got an inline bleeder from Motion Pro (https://www.motionpro.com/product/08-0143). It costs about the same as one speed bleeder. I will try to use it for the first time tonight on a friend's bike.
Let us know how it works. You still may get some air pulled in from the stock bleeder creating a bubble which could look like you still have air in the system. I would wrap the stock bleeder threads with a bit of teflon tape to help prevent that from happening.

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