Speed bleeder size

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  1. Coyote Chris

    Coyote Chris New Member

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    Greetings. I was lucky enough to find a new 2015 Gen 8 about 16 months ago. Love it. I tour with it along with my FJR and V-Strom. Every bike I have had since 2012 I have put Speed Bleeders on . Makes changing the brake/clutch fluid a snap. Well, I went to their fitment chart and they only go up to the 2009. I emailed the company to see if they had any more info but I thought I would ask here. The 2009 uses the M8 sized bleeder for brakes and clutch. Wonder if the Gen 8 does also? I will try the on line parts schematics too.

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    May I suggest you look for the part numbers of the 2009 and the 2014 VFRs bleeders. If they are the same, then you will know that after market auto bleeders that work on the 6th gen will also work on the 18th gen.
     
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    Yes, it seems the 2009 uses the 43352-568-003 all around but the 2015 uses that only in the rear and uses a 45111-MEL-013 in the front two calipers. Therefore, the SB8125L M8x1.25 is correct for the rear and clutch and the SB7100S M7x1.0 is correct for the two front calipers.
     
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    Just received mine in the mail this week. Haven’t fitted them yet.
     

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