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I've got two bikes and I'm going to tackle the job of a total exchange of brake fluid. What is the best machine or tool to use to accomplish this? I don't mind spending money on a tool which will make this job quick, efficient and effective. What do you use to exchange your brake fluid?

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The first thing is to first suck the existing fluid from the reservoir(s).
The first time I did it, I used one of those hand operated vacuum attachments, forget the name of it. Now I have installed speed bleeders, that makes it a lot easier and quicker once you have them installed. If you include the clutch, you have 8 places to bleed on the Wing.
 

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bnickle said:
What is the best machine or tool to use to accomplish this?
Most folks use either speed bleeders http://www.hondadirectlineusa.com/stores/product.asp?pid=3907&str=4&ID=957261714
or a Mity-Vac http://www.mityvac.com/.
I got one of these and it works well... I didn't want to permanently install the bleeders. http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/Motion_Pro_Hydraulic_Brake_Bleeder--56-MP-25.html.

I also have a Mity-Vac. I only used it to draw most of the fluid out of the resevoirs. You really don't need one... just start bleeding and refill the resevoirs before the fluid uncovers the ports in the bottom.

Note that there is a sequence to follow when you bleed the GL's brakes.
 

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Although there are a number of options on this particular service, I can tell you I am thoroughly pleased with my installation of the speed bleeders and the subsequent brake and clutch line bleeding process. It was a breese to do and the purchase of the tubing and plastic bag to hold the old fluid really streamlined the process and eliminated virtually all of the potential mess. No need for a Mity-Vac or any other piece of equipment to suck up the fluid in the reservoirs since all you had to do was squeeze the brake and clutch handles. Future servicing of these lines will be even easier and faster since the speed bleeders are already installed and all I have to do is attach the tubing with the plastic bag and open the bleeder and then pump the lines and keep the reservoirs filled with new fluid. Bleeding each line could literally be done in minutes. To me, that makes for a very simplified process with no mess.

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