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    Just wanted to pass along a simple trick I use when bleeding brakes.

    After years of using vacume bleeders, speed bleeders, etc.

    I've thrown them all out and use Motion Pro's bleeder check valve.

    Very simple tool less than $20 bucks.

    However the tip today involves where the brake fluid goes!

    Find yourself a large plastic catsup bottle (the ones that sit upside down)

    with the squeeze type cap on it.

    You'll find that the clear tubing fits perfectly inside the hole and

    holds itself upright. No spills or leaks.

    Very handy.

    I use a Relish one (larger hole) for larger tubing (gear oil/shaft drives) etc.

    Just thought I'd pass this little tip along.

    Ride safe

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    Old post , but has anyone else had success with this method ?. TIA

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    DIY Brake Bleeding Tip

    I have never done the thing with the catsup bottle, sounds like a fantastic idea to me.

    I do have a motion pro bleeder and it works great. I also own a motive products pressure bleeder and I like that even more than I like the motion pro thing. I have adapters for it that fit my brembo brakes and clutch, my truck and my boat trailer. Makes a full flush on any of them a 10 min job. Too bad they dont make one for the Japanese bikes .


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    And here I am still using an old turkey baster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xracer View Post
    And here I am still using an old turkey baster.
    Be sure and clean it out well before you put it back in your wife's kitchen drawer.
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    While bleeding the front brake , do you have too screw down the resevoir cap or can it just sit unsecured ?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frog13 View Post
    While bleeding the front brake , do you have too screw down the resevoir cap or can it just sit unsecured ?.
    You don't need the cap on there, just make sure it doesn't get low on fluid and suck air.

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    Because if it sucks air,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Then you will need to start "ALL" over again.. OMM.

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    Without the cap on the resevoir is how I had always bled brakes ,but , somewhere I had read that the cap was necessary while bleeding ?.; can't remember where I read that .Thanks for clearing that up .

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