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    For those of you with a brake bleeder, what brand are you using? Are they all created about equal? I bled the brakes on my Kawi and they still seem a little low. I did it by hand and got all of the old fluid and air out, I think, and all new fluid in.
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    The principle's the same. A Miti-Vac just makes it go faster. I derive some strange pleasure of seeing the dark fluid fill up a Corona bottle, whether fast or slow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris300s View Post
    The principle's the same. A Miti-Vac just makes it go faster. I derive some strange pleasure of seeing the dark fluid fill up a Corona bottle, whether fast or slow.
    So the bleeders don't do a better job or anything than doing it the old way?
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    Some guys swear that you can't do the rears on a Sporty without a Miti-Vac. Once I rebuild my damaged MC I had no problem doing it either way.
    One nice thing about the mitivac is being able to put suction on the open bleeder valve and then being able to toggle the brake lever or whatever. The different tips allow you to pull vac. on the line, resevoir or MC if you're replacing lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris300s View Post
    Some guys swear that you can't do the rears on a Sporty without a Miti-Vac. Once I rebuild my damaged MC I had no problem doing it either way.
    One nice thing about the mitivac is being able to put suction on the open bleeder valve and then being able to toggle the brake lever or whatever. The different tips allow you to pull vac. on the line, resevoir or MC if you're replacing lines.

    Chris
    Yeah, after bleeding my rears they fell much lower now. I might try one of those bleeders.
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    I had to get one to do the rear on my bike and was definitely happy. Something that took 15 minutes by hand and wasn't done was accomplished in two minutes. I gave it to a buddy otherwise I'd drop it off to you.

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    i have a air vac bleeder but on bikes i still do it the old fashion way, never a problem. i put a clear hose over the nipple so i can see the bubbles and it don't suck air back in. only time i use the vac bleeder is on auto, just way more line to pull through

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris300s View Post
    Some guys swear that you can't do the rears on a Sporty without a Miti-Vac. Once I rebuild my damaged MC I had no problem doing it either way.
    One nice thing about the mitivac is being able to put suction on the open bleeder valve and then being able to toggle the brake lever or whatever. The different tips allow you to pull vac. on the line, resevoir or MC if you're replacing lines.

    Chris
    Got a link to which model you have? I have always done old school but have thought about buying something...

    and what's a god price for a complete setup like that?
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    Someone I knew us the vaculator or something.. seemed to work pretty good.. maybe it was vacula?
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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyardjon View Post
    i have a air vac bleeder but on bikes i still do it the old fashion way, never a problem. i put a clear hose over the nipple so i can see the bubbles and it don't suck air back in. only time i use the vac bleeder is on auto, just way more line to pull through
    Yea the clear hose is definitely the way to go. I do hear a lot about the vac bleeders and I know they're extremely useful, but I guess I'm putting off buying one till I really need it. I'm old school slow and cheap.
    Last edited by Lasermax; 08-18-2010 at 11:29 AM.

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