For those of you that read my blog posts it may be shocking that I haven’t blogged about a motorcycle since October 12, 2012. That’s far too long! Over the winter months I have been working here and there on the motorcycle. Doing the normal maintenance like oil change, cleaning, sitting on it and making engine noises because weather isn’t permitting outside fun.
Of course, one of the things I have done is use my E-Vac Brake Bleeder. After successfully bleeding my brakes I took my front suspension to a local motorcycle race shop to have it refreshed and new seals installed. This is something I don’t have the correct tools for so I have to hand it over to an expert. We then got to talking about bleeding brakes and getting all the bikes ready for this race season. So I explained the E-Vac system to them and they didn’t believe it would work as easily as I stated.
After showing them a brief video of it I was able to see the wheels start spinning in their minds. Suddenly they realized that they could use one in the shop and that there were applications that I didn’t think of.
The main application would be for bikes with a hydraulic clutch. The clutch fluid needs to be changed out and the air needs to be bleed out of the system as a regular maintenance item just like the brake fluid. The reason I hadn’t thought of it is because I have a cable driven clutch.
Hopefully with the weather today nearing 50 degrees I will be able to get an E Vac in their hands and let them see that the way they were bleeding fluids is obsolete and this is best, easiest, and fastest method to do so.
The old methods are shown in the video below. (Please don’t try to siphon brake fluid by sucking on the brake line. You don’t know where that line has been.)
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