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    Speed Bleeder

    Does anyone know which speed bleeders are the best and which one fits the 2017 R1200GS?

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    Cant help but can tell you on my 15 RT every one of the three are a different thread size! So each caliper has it's own unique size bleed valve size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    Yes, I checked this chart and unless the 2017 is exactly the same as the 2017???? The chart just goes to 2016. I also checked the BMW parts fiche but it only gives the part number and not a description.

    I checked with a parts supplier and they said that they did not know the sizes of the 2017 and when they called the company that makes them, they did not know either.

    I hesitate to buy in anticipation of the 2017 being the same as the 2016. I am going to my dealer on Monday and maybe they might know the sizes.

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    I'm not that familiar with how to install these, but I'm presuming you remove an existing fitting on the bike and then install the speed bleeder. Can you remove the existing fitting and measure the threads or take a variety of metric bolts and find the ones that fit? That would let you know the bolt specs needed...maybe that would allow for confirming/choosing the appropriate bleeder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mojoman View Post
    Yes, I checked this chart and unless the 2017 is exactly the same as the 2017???? The chart just goes to 2016. I also checked the BMW parts fiche but it only gives the part number and not a description.

    I checked with a parts supplier and they said that they did not know the sizes of the 2017 and when they called the company that makes them, they did not know either.

    I hesitate to buy in anticipation of the 2017 being the same as the 2016. I am going to my dealer on Monday and maybe they might know the sizes.
    Those listed for the 2016 will work on the 2017
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    Quote Originally Posted by mojoman View Post
    I hesitate to buy in anticipation of the 2017 being the same as the 2016. I am going to my dealer on Monday and maybe they might know the sizes.
    Looks like (SpeedBleeder) they have a number you could call- Toll Free Number 1 888 879 7016
    Or- an e-mail for a question- speedbleeder@earthlink.net
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Looks like (SpeedBleeder) they have a number you could call- Toll Free Number 1 888 879 7016
    Or- an e-mail for a question- speedbleeder@earthlink.net
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    I will call them but the distributor I spoke to said that he had talked with the Speed Bleeder people and they did not know. No rush. Just want to flush the system this winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojoman View Post
    I will call them but the distributor I spoke to said that he had talked with the Speed Bleeder people and they did not know. No rush. Just want to flush the system this winter.

    It seems I always need to go direct to the source.
    sometimes I have to cross check that
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    Quote Originally Posted by mojoman View Post
    Does anyone know which speed bleeders are the best and which one fits the 2017 R1200GS?
    The folks at Speed Bleeders are very nice and helpful IMHO. I looked at Real OEM the bleed screws are the same on 2016 and 2017, for some unknown reason no listing is given for the left front but I believe they are same both years. If it was me I'd buy the recommendation for 2016. Once you know they fit I'd report back to Speed Bleeder.

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    Buy one of these Mityvacs. Never bled brakes in my life until I bought one of these and it works on every bike I own. Great product. Check it out on Youtube

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    Stop bleeding and start riding!! It's a 2017!
    Current : '76 R90/6, '11 R12GSA, '15 RTW, '16 S1R.
    Gone: '07 K1200GT, '03 R1150RT, '85 K100RT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    Those listed for the 2016 will work on the 2017
    Just an idea, but you might give some credence to the post from a guy who rides a 2017 GSA with Speedbleeders installed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by selyab View Post
    Stop bleeding and start riding!! It's a 2017!
    I only bleed in the winter when it is too cold to ride.
    I got the correct information from the people at www.speedbleeder.com
    Make sure you get the stainless steel even though it is twice as much. They will never corrode.

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    Rear…….SB1010S

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    Funny... we knew that 12 posts ago.
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