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post #1 of 18 Old 08-24-2012, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Question Motion Pro mini bleeder - anyone tried it?

Anyone ever used this Motion Pro mini bleeder?
It looks interesting and I might give it a try.

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post #2 of 18 Old 08-24-2012, 06:25 PM
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I think you can accomplish the same thing with a length of clear tubing to fit over the stock bleeder and a combination wrench no? (This is what I use.)

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Yes, you could. That is what I have been doing for years. I like the fact, however, that it has an internal rubber seal to prevent leakage as well as a check valve. I have had problems in the past with the tubing sliding off the bleeder and I thought this might be a more secure system.
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I must have read too quickly, I didn't realize it had a check valve..

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Looks like a nice set-up.

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Very cool-looking piece of equipment. If it works as advertised, it looks like just the thing to reach for, just when you want it...

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Ha, I just saw an ad today in the latest Motorcyclist mag. Looked kind of cool, and was wondering if it works well since I'm well due for a fresh bleed and fill. If you get it, let us know how it works.

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Ordered one today. Should have it by next week.

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the problem with anything like this is the fact that they arnt going to be 100% air tight.

Let me explain.

It has nothing to do with the device itself... but rather the bleeder nipple in the caliper. as soon as you loosen it to allow fluid to flow, air can get sucked down the threads back into the caliper.

You can combat this by using some teflon tape on the threads of the bleeder nipple, but its only so good and isnt quite 100%.

Your best option is the tried and true, hold lever down, slowly open... let fluid flow, shut nipple as fluid flow starts to slow but before it stops.

If your having issues getting fluid down in the cailpers... throw some teflon tape on the bleeder screw, and hook a piece of clear tubing up to a big syringe and suck the fluid down from the master cylinder.

Then proceed to get the last lil bit of air out.

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the problem with anything like this is the fact that they arnt going to be 100% air tight.

Let me explain.

It has nothing to do with the device itself... but rather the bleeder nipple in the caliper. as soon as you loosen it to allow fluid to flow, air can get sucked down the threads back into the caliper.

You can combat this by using some teflon tape on the threads of the bleeder nipple, but its only so good and isnt quite 100%.

Your best option is the tried and true, hold lever down, slowly open... let fluid flow, shut nipple as fluid flow starts to slow but before it stops.

If your having issues getting fluid down in the cailpers... throw some teflon tape on the bleeder screw, and hook a piece of clear tubing up to a big syringe and suck the fluid down from the master cylinder.

Then proceed to get the last lil bit of air out.
I agree with you. I bleed my brakes using a vacuum at the caliper. Teflon tape helps prevent air entry, but not perfect. When I think it's full, I verify with the lever method.

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Cycle World and MCN gave it a good endorsement. Waiting for the review from garyb900.



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Interesting tool to put in the track tool box

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I just did a reverse bleed on my 919 last week. It was a piece of cake! I'd never tried it before, and although I was a bit messy, it took me twenty minutes to get full pressure.

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Got the mini bleeder.
It seems like a handy little tool.
I did the rear brakes with it so far.
The socket part has a rubber seal that goes around the bleeder.
Even with that I did notice a little seepage while flushing the system so I put a rag under the caliper just in case.
The hose is securely on the tool which I liked. That was the problem I had before using tubing and a wrench, the tubing would always slide off the bleeder on me.
I like the fact that it has it's own internal check valve. This made flushing the system very easy. Just crack open the bleeder and pump the lever to flush and make sure you keep the reservoir filled.
If you have speed bleeders you can do the same thing.
There is nothing magically wonderful about this that you can't do with tubing and a wrench but I wanted to try it and I like it. For me it made the job a little more tolerable.
Obviously you still need a catch bottle for the fluid.
Overall I am satisfied with it.
It's a convenience thing, it's not something you "have to have".
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Thanks for the review!

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Thanks for the review!
+1 thanks Gary. Looks like a handy little tool to have.

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Thanks for the article.
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Thanks, Gary, sounds like a neat little tool.

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