speed bleeders are good for the front still need four hands for rear
: could I get you to elaborate on that part about needing four hands for the rear?
I have yet to get the Speed Bleeders for my XCT, but I have been thinking about them lately, because it's time I got around to changing the fluid (a little over two years on my bike now).
I have, however, used SBs in the past, on my Valkyrie, and did the rear on that bike in a similar manner to the front. That is:
- Put the SB drain-bag-with-hose over the SB.
- Cracked the SB open a quarter- to a half-turn.
- Took the cover off the rear brake reservoir.
- Gently pumped the rear brake pedal with one hand, while carefully and slowly pouring from a fresh bottle of fluid, into the reservoir (as its level decreases)
- Watched the tube of the drain bag, until seeing the fresh fluid in it, and that no bubbles were present.
- Stopped pouring, turn the SB back that quarter- to half-turn, took the bag-tube off.
- Put the cover back on the reservoir.
- Pumped the brakes a few times, to make sure they worked OK.
Bottom line: I don't see why you'd need four hands for the rear bleeding with Speed Bleeders, any more than you'd need four hands for the front lines. What am I missing here? As I say, I haven't actually done this on my Vic yet, so there may be some problem I'm not aware of...