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30th March 2006, 21:04
After servicing the front brakes on my '01 1200C I've noticed a very slight weeping around the threads of the bleed screw, nothing major, but a wet spot on the caliper nonetheless. I thought it might just be some residue from bleeding but after a couple of hundred miles and wiping it off a few times - it's a leak. It's tight, torqued to 100 in. lbs. Is it appropriate to use teflon tape on the threads or another type of thread sealant?
31st March 2006, 00:11
I'm so clumsy that it seems like any screw I touch these days turns into a bleed screw... of course the blood comes from my skinned knuckles, but it is still bleeding, right? :doh
I wouldn't hesitate to put some teflon tape on the threads. There is probably some high-tech way (o-ring etc) but teflon tape should do the trick and it is a cheap, easy fix.
31st March 2006, 01:21
If yer gonna go so far as to take it off, just look at the threads and think about replacing it....
There must be a reason for the leak...
Your job...FIND it.. :)
31st March 2006, 04:07
I would teflon tape it.
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