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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-10-2019, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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Default Why are the two front bleed bolts different head sizes?

I have speed bleeders coming. Mainly because of the rear having caliper on wrong side for solo vacuum bleeding.

I ordered what is posted in old threads but I don't see any mention of the bolts being different size heads. Just different lengths. Which makes me a little concerned about having wrong size bleeder coming.
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Dunno why the difference, but the left front is longer that the other two. I THINK the item numbers are (front left) SB125LL and the other two are SB125L.

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I also had to bleed my front brakes and noticed they were two different sizes. Did it the old-school way stuck a hose on the end of the bleeder and pump the brakes. But the hose was a different size for the left compared to the right.

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I keep telling people that the BEST WAY to get the correct Seed Bleeders is to PHONE in the order. What's so intimidating about picking up your phone and actually talk to someone who knows more than you? Sheesh! I'm on another forum where people have ordered the wrong Speed Bleeders. It's worth getting the right ones as they make getting good, firm levers and pedals stupid easy.

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What's so intimidating about picking up your phone and actually talk to someone who knows more than you? Sheesh
Ewe. Rather not thanks.
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Dunno why the difference, but the left front is longer that the other two. I THINK the item numbers are (front left) SB125LL and the other two are SB125L.
SB8125L.
My Honda would use same if I switched. Same caliper manufacturer.

They are on, bleeding is done and that nasty fluid is gone. I've seen plenty of posts about the front brake being difficult to get bled right. Ran what I consider a ton of fluid through it to be safe.
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Did you follow the shop manual?
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Did you follow the shop manual?
Yep. Will test ride tonight and see if it better.
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Please see my 2015 post https://www.victoryforums.com/36-vic...ml#post1710081 (in the thread https://www.victoryforums.com/36-vic...firmation.html ). I show a scan of my actual order back then, which parts then went on my actual XCT (which @Vinish now owns):

One SB8125LL, and two SB8125L

Why Vic/Polaris chose to use different sizes -- stock -- for the front two discs is unknown to me (and I don't recall ever reading an explanation of that choice).

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what? actually talk on a teleohone???...nonono no one does that any more! TXT or EMAIL
You might hear my voice!, thats way too scary!...and what if you ask me something?...I'LL have to think what to say oh my god its all too hard!!! just txt me, thats easier
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