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I'm looking for Speed Bleeder sizes for the WetHead RT. Pinged them a while ago and recently without a response, I've also had better service from Speed Bleeder in the past...

 

Jay

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The Rocketman

Their available size list is here:

http://speedbleeder.com/Motorcycle%20Sizes.htm

 

For 2005-2009 RT's they show:

Front: SB8125L

Rear: SB6100

Clutch: SB8100

 

For 2010-2013 RT's they show:

Front: SB7100S

Rear: SB6100

Clutch: SB6100

 

They do not show a size available Post 2013.

 

I just called them this morning inquiring about them for my '09RT. When I bled my front brakes 2 weeks ago, I think I over-tightened the bleeders. Just noticed yesterday that I have the tiniest bit of brake fluid weeping from the threads. Called MAX BMW this morning as they have NO listing on the fiche for stock front bleeders, and they can't explain why. Will most likely be ordering the SpeedBleeders, as they are only $7 each, which is probably half the price of BMW bleeders, if they actually had them.

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I think I over-tightened the bleeders. Just noticed yesterday that I have the tiniest bit of brake fluid weeping from the threads. Called MAX BMW this morning as they have NO listing on the fiche for stock front bleeders, and they can't explain why. Will most likely be ordering the SpeedBleeders, as they are only $7 each, which is probably half the price of BMW bleeders, if they actually had them.

 

Morning Rocketman

 

If you didn't remove all the remaining fluid from the bleed nipples (personally I use a small piece of paper towel twisted tight to fit in the bleed screw top) you can have some thread seepage until the fluid runs out of the bleed screw body.

 

What happens is: you leave brake fluid in the upper bleed screw nipple (above or outside of the tapered seat), then you snap the rubber cover cap back on so that traps the fluid ABOVE the tapered seat.

 

Now you ride the bike & the brake calipers get hot so that expands the fluid in the nipples, it has no where to go but back out along the non-sealed threads.

 

Bet if you clean the fluid out of the nipple ends your seepage will go away.

 

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Their available size list is here:

http://speedbleeder.com/Motorcycle%20Sizes.htm

 

 

I just called them this morning inquiring about them for my '09RT. When I bled my front brakes 2 weeks ago, I think I over-tightened the bleeders. Just noticed yesterday that I have the tiniest bit of brake fluid weeping from the threads. Called MAX BMW this morning as they have NO listing on the fiche for stock front bleeders, and they can't explain why. Will most likely be ordering the SpeedBleeders, as they are only $7 each, which is probably half the price of BMW bleeders, if they actually had them.

 

The bleeder isn't listed on Real OEM either, strange... You may need to apply new Tread Sealant http://www.speedbleeder.zoovy.com/product/THREADSEALANT/Sealant.html .

 

I hope someone will have the sizes needed for the 14-15 Wethead RT

 

Jay

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Morning strataj

 

 

My parts book shows P/N 34118520872 VENT SCREW - M8 (4 ea) for the K-52 (wethead) front caliper.

 

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Thanks DR. I backed them out a little yesterday, re-tightened, and cleaned in and out with a paper towel and a Q-tip 'til the hole and threads were both dry. Just squeezing the brake lever a few times, and wetness showed up around the seat by the threads, not in the hole itself. Since the thread sealer is $10.00 and 2 new sealed SpeedBleeders will be $14.00, I think I'll go that route.

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DR thanks! You really contribute!

 

A while ago I did some cross referencing, the bleeder for the rear is 34218535153 this seems to be exclusive to all the WetHeads RT, GS, GSA, RS and R. The front has two part numbers according to Real OEM 34118520872 was found on the following vehicles:•K50 (R 1200 GS)   (10/2011 — 04/2015)

•K51 (R 1200 GS Adventure)   (09/2012 — 04/2015)

•K52 (R 1200 RT)   (01/2013 — 03/2015)

•K53 (R 1200 R)   (11/2013 — 03/2015)

•K54 (R 1200 RS)   (06/2014 — 03/2015)

•K21 (R nineT)   (01/2013 — 03/2015)

•K25 (R 1200 GS)   (12/2002 — 10/2007)

•K25 (R 1200 GS Adventure)   (03/2005 — 09/2007)

•K26 (R 900 RT, R 1200 RT)   (07/2008 — 06/2014)

•K40 (K 1200 S, K 1300 S)   (11/2007 — 03/2015)

•K48 (K 1600 GT, K 1600 GTL)   (01/2010 — 03/2015)

•K42 (HP4)   (09/2011 — 07/2014)

•K49 (S 1000 XR)   (05/2014 — 02/2015)

•K17 (C evolution)   (04/2013 — 03/2015)

•K18 (C 600 Sport)   (02/2011 — 03/2015)

•K19 (C 650 GT)   (01/2011 — 03/2015)

•259 (R 1100 S, R 1100 RS)   (12/1996 — 07/2005)

 

and 34327673647 is also on •K50 (R 1200 GS)   (10/2011 — 04/2015)

•K52 (R 1200 RT)   (01/2013 — 03/2015)

•K21 (R nineT)   (01/2013 — 03/2015)

•K25 (R 1200 GS)   (12/2002 — 12/2012)

•K25 (R 1200 GS Adventure)   (03/2005 — 07/2013)

•K25 (HP)   (08/2004 — 11/2008)

•K26 (R 900 RT, R 1200 RT)   (11/2003 — 06/2014)

•K27 (R 1200 R)   (11/2005 — 07/2014)

•K28 (R 1200 ST)   (05/2003 — 11/2007)

•K29 (R 1200 S, HP2 Sport)   (11/2004 — 07/2010)

•K46 (S 1000 RR)   (09/2008 — 03/2015)

•K47 (S 1000 R)   (02/2013 — 03/2015)

 

Speed Bleeder has the front for both sides listed as the same SB7100S.

 

I guess I'll order the front, the rear is easy to do by myself.

 

Thanks again DR

 

Jay

 

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