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post #1 of 5 Old 10-20-2018, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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Speed Bleeder Torque

Does anyone know the torque for the speed bleeders?

I am seeing 32 to 40 inch lbs.

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post #2 of 5 Old 10-20-2018, 06:51 PM
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I just put them in SNUG . Never had a problem.
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post #3 of 5 Old 10-20-2018, 08:26 PM
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I agree with Gordie. If you try to torque it you are tightening it too much. But 30-40 inch lbs seems reasonable.
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post #4 of 5 Old 10-21-2018, 04:09 AM
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According to RL Lemke, "Close bleed screw (1) of the left brake caliper. Tightening torques Bleed screw in front brake caliper M7 8 Nm"

https://www.k1600forum.com/forum/39251-post5.html

I too "just put them in SNUG. Never had a problem" in the month or so I've had them in.
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Resurrecting a older thread...

Installed brand new Speed Bleeders and bled the brakes. On my RT, I had installed the SB valves and snugged them down hand tight and never had any leaks. On my B, I had to use considerably more torque to get them so they didn't leak. Gonna have me stopping and checking during my first few rides cuz it would be a bad day to lose all my brake fluid.
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