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Old 01-27-2013, 08:37 AM   #16
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Rubber stopper

OK, I found the thread I mentioned ( <- click the link), showing a rubber stopper instead of the screw-in cap for the reservoir-fill funnel.
Picture below is from that thread.


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Old 01-27-2013, 09:15 AM   #17
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Robert...thanks:

I found the funnel and rubber stopper at www.mcmaster.com.

Funnel Part No. 4005T5, $7.23 (each)
http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/119/1714/=l7wv2q

Rubber Stoppers Part No. 9545K27, $6.25 (bag of 25) Lots of spares to share with your fellow inmates!
http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/119/3753/=l7wvde

Now you can have the ABS funnel and stopper for $13.48!


Line Quantity Product Ships Unit price Total Delete
1
pack
9545K27
Push-in Tapered Round Rubber Plug Through Hole, Size 2, 13/64" Hole Size, packs of 25

Monday morning $6.25 pack 6.25
2
each
4005T5
Quick-Drain Clear Polymethylpentene Funnel 8 oz Capacity, 4-7/16" Top OD, 7-3/4" O'all Height

Monday morning 7.23 each 7.23

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Old 01-27-2013, 11:40 AM   #18
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I found one here:
http://www.caplugs.com/productdetail...mno=BSP+SERIES

Just have to figure out the correct threads. And...how NOT to buy a minimum of 500!

BTW...if we can figure this out...GLAD TO SHARE 3 of the syringes with other inmates...for use with ABS only!
Probably against prison rulz...but since I'm an ADV lifer...who cares!
ask them to send you a sample.
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:42 PM   #19
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thanks for the info! the power of the internet, I just learned something new.

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1. Air will not get into the system unless it is run bone dry. 2. There is a factory vent to atmosphere coming out of both caps, it is not a sealed system. 3. There is a BMW service bulletin increasing the bleed frequency from 1 year to 2 years on models with Stahlflex lines. 4. There is a BMW service bulletin stating it is only necessary to bleed 2 nipples on the ABS unit, not all. 5. If it is run dry it is no big deal, fill it up and bleed the air out, pretty simple.

It is not the same as using a pair of pliers on a 10mm nut. Do you use a "funnel and cap" on the master cylinders or do you fill it up, put the cap back on and bleed? Same exact thing here.

"from what I have read (no first had experience thank God) its a real bad thing if you introduce air into that system"

I am sure you have read that, I am sure you thank God you have not experienced it, but the last part of the sentence is not accurate.


I stated the funnel was wonderful but not necessary, that is all. These units are very forgiving and reliable. If you do the reaearch on these units versus the others you may very well find the failure rate to be no more and probably less than the systems before and after it.

Be safe out there.

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Old 01-27-2013, 05:31 PM   #20
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If you buy the caps labeled 2 and just put a piece of tubing from the cap tubing barb into a bottle of brake fluid located slightly lower than the ABS reservoir you don't need a funnel. As you draw down the fluid, the vacuum pulls more fluid into the reservoir from your bottle of new brake fluid. You could even use the caps that are on the bike, but it is scary to remove the tubing from them because they are plastic and the fit is very tight. This is the way I have bled the brakes several times on my 05 GS. As I recall the caps are kind of expensive and you have to buy two of them.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:46 AM   #21
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Does anyone know the actual thread size and pitch on the ABS plugs? It would seem that if we knew that, finding a suitable replacement at a low cost might be a little easier...
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:48 AM   #22
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It's not something metric if that is your question... But like I said, if you want to DIY, have a conical rubber inserted in there and put a funnel in it and voila!

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Old 01-29-2013, 08:01 AM   #23
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I just pour the fluid in from a beaker - one hand the front brake lever, or foot on the rear pedal and with the ignition on you pour the fluid in as it lowers in the reservours ......

If you can control your own saliva or read without moving your lips you're fully qualified to pour from a beaker without spilling any.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:04 AM   #24
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I just pour the fluid in from a beaker - one hand the front brake lever, or foot on the rear pedal and with the ignition on you pour the fluid in as it lowers in the reservours ......

If you can control your own saliva or read without moving your lips you're fully qualified to pour from a beaker without spilling any.
Sounds like a WAY TOO COMPLICATED variant of WALKING while CHEWING GUM.
I'll stick with the stopper/funnel routine...no moving parts...nothing to hold...no eye/dexterity required.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:17 PM   #25
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...nothing to hold...no eye/dexterity required.
How do you pour the fluid into the funnel, and do you close your eyes when pouring.

If you can do that you can pour it into the reservour. You're doing the same thing.
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Old 02-14-2014, 01:02 AM   #26
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ABS bleed filling adapter

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Does anybody here have their filling adapter and a caliper handy and is willing to share the dimensions? It should take less than an hour to crank one out on the lathe. That $53 will be better saved towards a new helmet.



Thanks.
I can't believe no one actually answered your question.

I have just had my bike apart looking at extending the upper brake line for handlebar risers. Obviously replacing the brake line necessitates a bleed.



The cap seems to be a M18x2.5 (Coarse) Metric thread.



The actual thread dimensions are:

D(Maj) = 17.4mm

D(Min) = 15.5mm

Pitch = 2.5mm



I'm going to lathe up a cap tomorrow and make an adapter.
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Old 02-14-2014, 12:38 PM   #27
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If it's 3/4 BSP then maybe..

If it's 3/4" BSP threads then maybe something like this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LDPE-Tavli...item3f3074e16a will be usable with some clear tubing connected.
Or a JG Speedfit fitting http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Power+Tools/Pneumatic+Workshop/Compressed+Air+Straight+Adaptor+22mm+34+BSP/d40/sd2791/p78732
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Old 02-14-2014, 02:52 PM   #28
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ABS bleed filling adapter

3/4 BSP is too big. Thread major diameter for 3/4 BSP is 26mm and the pitch is wrong (too small) as well. After you mentioned BSP I had a look at the other BSP threads but none of them are sufficiently similar.

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Old 02-15-2014, 06:00 AM   #29
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Maybe a cap/vent plug of a battery might fit?
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Old 02-15-2014, 08:13 AM   #30
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Made my own

No drips or fuss with the shutoff.

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