Looking for a place in the UK to buy a right caliper speed bleeder SB8125LL

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So my speed bleeders have been installed for three years now.

I just did a full bleed of the clutch and brakes despite the fluid looking pretty good, everything went super smooth. Took me like 30 min to do everything and then test it all.

The clutch fluid looked darker than the brake fluid but that has been my consistent experience so far with 7 years of ownership of this bike.

Going to bleed my clutch every year from now on.


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What year is your bike? I’m looking to make sure there are no differences between yours and my 2017 calipers. Does your front right speed bleeder look like this in the caliper?



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What year is your bike? I’m looking to make sure there are no differences between yours and my 2017 calipers. Does your front right speed bleeder look like this in the caliper?



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gunslingers caliper right side is a gen 1 bike, so same as mine but the calipers on gen 1 and 2 are the same

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Ok thanks. I’ve now fitted speed bleeders to all calipers and the clutch slave using a combination of those I bought from demon tweeks, the one I got from Bimota and one from eBay. They all seem to bleed ok and I did a couple of abs cycles then bled them again. I havnt ridden the bike again yet (just come out of hospital) but everything seems to be fine and they really are easy to use. Thanks to everyone who helped with advice etc.


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hi matt, superb news so that long one in the right front that doesn,t look ok, but is fitted and works as it should thats great news thanks mate

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hi matt, superb news so that long one in the right front that doesn,t look ok, but is fitted and works as it should thats great news thanks mate

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Yes Rob, they all seem to work fine. I havnt ridden it yet but I’ve put a fair bit of pressure on the levers and pedals without any leaks etc so I’m pretty confident it’ll be safe to test ride soon.


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Yes Rob, they all seem to work fine. I havnt ridden it yet but I’ve put a fair bit of pressure on the levers and pedals without any leaks etc so I’m pretty confident it’ll be safe to test ride soon.


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hi matt,

i know its to late etc, but the last page of this thread worth a look as tenereguy has put a SB8125LL in his to

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I've got Sooed Bleeders all around on the S10 and other bikes. For folks looking for vendors or size confirmation, the challenges people have expressed on this thread are par for the course.

The Speed Bleeder website directory seems out of date. I found an alternative on RevZilla, but you have to go through the selection of a bleeder and then pone around for documentation. For whatever reason the RevZilla directory of bikes and sizes seems to be more up to date than Speed Bleeders. But it may also miss some bikes. For example, my wife's 2018 Tiger 800 has Brembo brakes. No directory correctly provided the right information. The information was for Nissin brakes, which were used prior to 2018. In the end, I got it sorted. But for my '87 K75S, it was all fine. No rhyme or reason on what's included or not in these directories.

I can confirm that the guidance on this forum is correct regarding Speed Bleeder sizing. And you may want to look at RevZilla or other vendors for purchase. I bought directly from SoeedBleeder without issue, but also from RevZilla. I don't know how/if RevZilla ships outside the US, but it might be another option.

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From what I can see, Goodridge bleeders are identical to Speed bleeders but in the uk at least they don’t offer as many sizes


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Finally got to test ride my bike with the speedbleeders installed on all calipers and the clutch. Feel on the front brake is better now for some reason and I’m very happy with braking overall. So thanks to all those who helped solve the mystery of which bleeders fitted where.. I now intend to fit them to my Zx14r over the winter. Very impressed


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bike went to my mates garage today for a MOT, and a service we put the speed bleeders in, the right front is to long and funny enough the rear is to, but they went in and we bleed the brakes and cycled the abs pump and bleed again, and WOW they don,t look right but WOW they work so well, bleeding is so so easy superb

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My speed bleeders showed up today. Have one question. Followed this thread and another, read all the posts, my mind would need a flow chart to cipher what the final decision was on the required part numbers.

I have 7100, 8125, 8125L, and 8125LL. Revzilla website says they are the ones to use. For some reason I came to that conclusion after reading the threads.

So final vote, are they the ones to complete the job or not. I hate to start pulling bleeders and find I have the wrong length.

I have used them before on a couple race cars, they are like sliced bread for a one man operation, so I'm not completely unfamiliar with them.
 

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I think the ones I used were a mixture of Goodridge speed bleeders and the actual speed bleeder ones. I can’t see any difference between them so they may be from the same manufacturer. I also don’t know if the part numbers are the same.


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i have the 7100 in rear caliper, i think its to long, but its in and works a treat, i have the 8125LL in the right front same its to long but it works a treat, i have a 8125 in clutch fits perfect and works, i have the 8125L in the left front its to long but works a treat, strange thing they stick out to far as this thread mentions, but all in look strange but work perfectly

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i have the 7100 in rear caliper, i think its to long, but its in and works a treat, i have the 8125LL in the right front same its to long but it works a treat, i have a 8125 in clutch fits perfect and works, i have the 8125L in the left front its to long but works a treat, strange thing they stick out to far as this thread mentions, but all in look strange but work perfectly

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Thanks. That is what I have so I shouldn't have to send anything back.

To add to the confusion, you say your 7100 is too long, there is a 7100 short version, and I wonder if the 8125L and 8125LL could be replaced with the one step shorter version and everything would be right length. Sounds like the clutch is good with the 8125. I will probably do the clutch sometime in the future, the brakes might wait a bit.
 
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