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Changing Clutch and Brake Fluid

Changing Clutch and Brake Fluid.

Maybe I'm overlooking it.

But could someone tell me the capacities of each; so I know how much to purchase.

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I just buy a quart of reasonably priced Dot 4 brake fluid each time. That leaves me plenty for my cars and friends cars that need their brakes bled. {I would never use any leftover brake fluid in my FJR, I pop a new quart every time. I suspect that as long as you put the cap back on carefully and tightly, there would be very little water get in the brake fluid, but having lost brakes on a mountain one time, and scaring the crap out of myself, I just don't take chances}.

Everyone has their preferred method of bleeding their brakes, but since I installed "speed bleeders" on my FJR and purchase the brake fluid safe bag and clear line that they sell also, bleeding the clutch and the brakes is a small job instead of a big one. Just sayin. I use a Mity-Vac on my cars, because I don't want to spend the money for 16 "speed bleeders" since I maintain all the family cars. LOL
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Was looking at Amisol brake fluid.

It come in 12 oz.

Will that do it all?

Clutch, Both Front Brakes, Rear, plus ABS?

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since I installed "speed bleeders" on my FJR
Did you go with the Steel or Stainless Speed Bleeders?

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Can you recommend part #s

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Did you go with the Steel or Stainless Speed Bleeders?

Thnaks
I truly don't remember, but I can't imagine me putting anything but SS on my trusty steed. LOL
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Can you recommend part #s
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
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This has been one of my best buys at Harbor Freight. Currently $33 but 25% off coupons are easy this Labor day. Also buy an adapter for your air compressor hose.

The advantage of the above is once brake fluid starts moving out it never pauses. Air bubbles never get a chance to rise. Plus once this thing is running you can pump the levers to move fluid faster. Probably a good idea especially with brakes to make sure the piston moves the full travel to wipe the cylinder of whatever might accumulate. In ancient times pumping brakes to flush was frowned upon because the piston might travel over unused corroded cylinder and get destroyed. Then you would have to replace the master cylinder. However I think if that was the situation then "Heck yeah! Destroy it now in the driveway and not at a railroad crossing panic stop."

Also use caulking cord, rope caulk, whatever you want to call it. Non-hardening caulk weatherstripping. Consistency of chewing gum. Is useful to seal the threads when the above is sucking fluid out. Grease works too.

Its great for sucking the brake fluid out of the reservoir from the top. Lets you wipe the grime out of the bottom before adding new fluid. Have also used mine to suck old gas out of under seat gas tank of BMW F800S without removing the tank. Just removed the hose from fuel pump outlet and connected the HF brake bleeder.

https://www.harborfreight.com/brake-...=brake+bleeder
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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
So what are so different from these and stock?

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So what are so different from these and stock?
Speedbleeders have a built-in one-way valve. Still have to worry about sucking air in around the bleeder threads but they have some sort of sealant to minimize.

I prefer the HF tool. Must buy Speedbleeders for every vehicle, or just one HF bleeder serves all your vehicles and your friends too.
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