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Does anyone use them? Seems as though they would make the job of brake bleeding much easier and less messy.

Here is a link to see them: http://www.speedbleeder.com/
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Get them Bert. They're a great product.

Our front dual brake line set up has a line going up and down over the front wheel, and speed bleeders make the job much, much faster. I also have a vaccuum bleeder, and the speed bleeders work better.

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Would you happen to know which size fits the 02 Sportster?
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Their website says SB3824 for all sporties - this is 3/8" 24 pitch thread from what I can see.

They sound good, might try them myself.

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I like mine...haven't had an issue with them yet...
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Dot 5 has thousands of tiny air bubbles locked up inside of it, so
anything that would help speed up the process i say go for it.
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Will the speed bleeders also work with a vacuum like the Mighty Vac?
I have the speed bleeders installed, and I just changed my front brake line and so far pumping the brake hasn't built up any pressure. Any other suggestions to speed this process up?

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Will the speed bleeders also work with a vacuum like the Mighty Vac?
I have the speed bleeders installed, and I just changed my front brake line and so far pumping the brake hasn't built up any pressure. Any other suggestions to speed this process up?

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speed bleeders have a spring loaded ball which has to be unseated by fluid pressure to bleed. if you have too much air in system the air can compress before the pressure overcomes the spring. you will need to remove excess air. crack the line at caliper and let gravity bleed air out. when bubbles stop just tighten bolt again and start bleeding from speed bleeders.
i installed russel speed bleeders on my old elcamino when i redid my brakes and no one told me...
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Thanks for the info. Looks like I should have done a better search for info on the speed bleeders. Loosening the banjo nut helped get fluid thru, but didn't get rid of the air. I put the old valve back in. The vaccuum pump worked well (though I'm thinking of trying the reverse pump method next time using a syringe).

Yesterday I replaced my brake pads, than installed the speed bleeder, before installing the new brake line, and it seemed fine. Maybe I should have just installed the speed bleeder last.

Now that I have fluid in the line, should I bother reinstalling the speed bleeder to help remove any remaining air bubbles... or will the act of replacing the valve introduce more air?
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