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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-01-2019, 12:32 AM
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I tried the HF bleeder thing, it was a POS. I went back to speedbleeders a long, long time ago. We tried a HF bleeder thing at a Tech Day, it was a POS.

12 oz isn't enough, but 24.
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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-01-2019, 05:05 AM
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I just did a complete front and rear brake + clutch fluid replacement and just used over about half of a one litre pack of Dot 4. (A litre of water is about a pint and three quarters)
I dunno about this ounces thing that you colonials use.

The dog's boll*cks of bleeder valves is supposed to be these, but boy are they pricey!

http://www.stahlbus.com/products/en/...stem/index.php
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I'm a speedbleeder fan, have used vacuum bleeders, not a fan. For the rear, substitute SB7000 no suffix as the nipple is a bit longer so your hose doesn't slip off. If you flush annually, non-stainless is fine and $7 each.
You can use clear plastic tubing, but the best is the silicone hose Speedbleeder sells. It will stay on your bleeders. Speedbleeders come with a thread sealant on them, but after a couple of years they may not seal... on any bleeder, you can use grease or teflon tape. Keep some isopropanol around to wipe up if brake fluid gets on or paint or anywhere else you don't want it. Flush your silicone hose with it when you're done.
If you bleed annually, you will need very little fluid.. capacity of each circuit is around 2 oz. each... more than that for flushing but 8 oz. should be enough. Better to buy a couple small containers than one large one, you may not need the second one. You can store it if you keep it tightly sealed, but don't keep it for "years". One year. I keep saying flush annually......
The clutch is going to be the worst looking stuff if you don't flush annually. Don't forget to cycle the ABS systems.

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Have a look here.

http://www.speedbleeder.com/Motorcyc...zes.htm#Yamaha

Front____Rear____Clutch
SB8125L_SB7100S_SB8125L

These are Steel, I think the Stainless would be SS, also make sure you get the correct suffix, L and not S or LL
I wanted to update this thread for those with 2003-2012 model years. The above is correct for the 2012 and up Gen3, except for the suffix of the rear part number. For Gen1 and Gen2, per the speedbleeder.com/bikechart.htm

2003-2012:
Front: SB8125 (need three of these for the front)
Rear: SB7100S
Clutch: SB8125 (same as front brake)

2013-2020 is listed as:
Front: SB8125L (need three of these for the front)
Rear: SB7100 (no "s" on the end)
Clutch: SB8125 (same as front brake)

I hope that helps!
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Wow... no way to edit a previous post?

Well.... I messed up too.

The clutch on the 2012-2020 models should be SB8125L.

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2003-2012:
Front: SB8125 (need three of these for the front)
Rear: SB7100S
Clutch: SB8125 (same as front brake)

2013-2020 is listed as:
Front: SB8125L (need three of these for the front)
Rear: SB7100 (no "s" on the end)
Clutch: SB8125L (same as front brake)
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Knowing what I know now I would not put an L on the clutch. Not enough room. Go with the S there.

For the front and rear brakes- any or no suffix will do fine.

And I've never ordered from the speedbleeder website. I use https://kirbysbrakebleeders.ecrater.com/. He's gone above and beyond for me figuring out various vehicle applications.

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Wow... no way to edit a previous post?

That feature tends to "wake up" on most forums as your post count goes up.
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The end result of suffixes on SpeedBleeders ends up affecting the nipple length.... definitely on the rear no suffix...... clutch as Russ says.... get yerself some nice silicone tubing, it will stay on bleeder nipplies more betterer.

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