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Old 02-20-2009, 10:12 PM   #9676
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Geek, Front fork bleeders?

Brakes.
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:01 PM   #9677
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Bass: I have the fork bleeders already (I use them a LOT up here changing altitudes in fact; several times per ride).. but the ones I'm inquiring about are brake bleeders as Larry mentioned.

These are called "speed bleeders" and they replace the bleeder bolt on your brake calipers. They have a one way check valve in them so they make bleeding your brakes a one person job because you open them a little then just keep on pumping the lever until the air is gone.. the one way valve is supposed to keep it from sucking air back in.

I used to use them on my race bikes and they worked well.
I just don't know what diameter our bleeders are on our brembos..
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:20 PM   #9678
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what is the stock rear tire size for 08 610
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:32 PM   #9679
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Old 02-21-2009, 03:36 AM   #9680
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I'm hoping this isn't too much load for the tail. There's a lot of weight in that bag full of camping gear. I refuse to give up my heavy air mattress!
Hmmm, looks like I could de-clutter the shop a little too...


See Dockingpilot, here's a guy after my own heart. Lagcam, I had about the same load on my stock sub-sub frame and didn't have any problems over 3K miles this past fall. You will be OK if you're not rock-bashing. However, the weight you have in that load and the center of gravity will determine how much you have compromised the handling of the bike. But I gotta tell you dude, that is one big-ass duffle bag you have there!
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Old 02-21-2009, 03:53 AM   #9681
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what is the stock rear tire size for 08 610
I have run 140/90 (stock), 130/90, and I am just now putting on a Pirelli MT-21, size 140/80-18. If you run an 80-series tire, you may lose a fraction of an inch in seat height, definitely what I'm interested in.
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Old 02-21-2009, 04:07 AM   #9682
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Hey Gents,

I'm going to put speed bleeders on the 610... anyone off the top of their head know which diameter the Husky uses?

7mm? 8mm? 10mm?

Geek, I'm thinkin the same thing. I'm going to pull one out, match up the thread with a metric bolt at the local hardware store, measure the length, and purchase. This will also force me to change the brake fluid like I should but never seem to find the time to do.
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Old 02-21-2009, 05:03 AM   #9683
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See Dockingpilot, here's a guy after my own heart. Lagcam, I had about the same load on my stock sub-sub frame and didn't have any problems over 3K miles this past fall. You will be OK if you're not rock-bashing. However, the weight you have in that load and the center of gravity will determine how much you have compromised the handling of the bike. But I gotta tell you dude, that is one big-ass duffle bag you have there!
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Old 02-21-2009, 05:50 AM   #9684
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I have run 140/90 (stock), 130/90, and I am just now putting on a Pirelli MT-21, size 140/80-18. If you run an 80-series tire, you may lose a fraction of an inch in seat height, definitely what I'm interested in.
spanker, I think 140/80-18 is actually the stock size. At least that's what came on mine and what the manual says.
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Old 02-21-2009, 06:18 AM   #9685
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spanker, I think 140/80-18 is actually the stock size. At least that's what came on mine and what the manual says.
I stand corrected. I have long since trashed the Mickelin Karoo stocker which was indeed an 80; I assumed that it was a 90-series because 80-series in the 140-width gives you limited selection with most manufacturers.
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Old 02-21-2009, 06:27 AM   #9686
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I stand corrected. I have long since trashed the Mickelin Karoo stocker which was indeed an 80; I assumed that it was a 90-series because 80-series in the 140-width gives you limited selection with most manufacturers.
Right there. I ended up going with a 130/90-18 on my D606. There's not much meat out there in the stock size. It's a big tire.
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Old 02-21-2009, 07:17 AM   #9687
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Right there. I ended up going with a 130/90-18 on my D606. There's not much meat out there in the stock size. It's a big tire.
+1 on that.

My brother is running the 140 908RR and it does feel big & bulky.


I am testing a 120 PT21 just to see. I have already ordered two more 130 606's.
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:20 AM   #9688
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I just learned about these.... Earl's Solo Bleeds


Its like a speed bleeder only less likely to leak air around the threads because the plunger is before the threads... brilliant!
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:51 AM   #9689
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Hey Geek, why do you want speed bleeders? Short arms?

Just grab a brake lever and open the bleeder. We put some speed bleeders on a KLR at a techday once and it must have taken an hour to get fluid through them.
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:55 AM   #9690
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I'm putting steel braided lines on the Husky and it just makes bleeding them easier. I like to change/flush my fluid a lot (one finger stoppies ) and it just makes it easier/quicker if you are flushing (i.e. you don't have to do the "open valve while squeezing lever while pumping mighty vac while pouring in fluid and QUICK close the valve before the lever hits the bar so it doesn't suck air back in!" juggle).
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