Return to Home page

Search | Statistics | User Listing Forums | Calendars | Albums | Quotes
Sidecar.com Forum ->  General discussion -> Technical Discussion -> View Thread

You are logged in as a guest. ( logon | register )

Random quote: Light travels faster than sound, this is why some people appear bright untill you hear them speak.
- (Added by: dave)

Quick disconnects
Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [25 messages per page]
View previous thread :: View next thread
   General discussion -> Technical DiscussionMessage format
 
64deville
Posted 4/24/2015 8:00 AM (#84067)
Subject: Quick disconnects


Member

Posts: 14
0
Location: NC
I am wanting to remove my hack from my bike to do some servicing and was wondering if anyone has tried any quick disconnect brake lines. Do you have to bleed system after reconnecting? Whats your experience? My bike is a 1998 HD Ultra with factory sidecar
Top of the page Bottom of the page
VLAD
Posted 4/24/2015 9:08 AM (#84069 - in reply to #84067)
Subject: RE: Quick disconnects



Extreme Veteran

Posts: 411
100100100100
Location: DENVER, COLORADO
Some air gets in so you have to bleed system after reconnecting anyway.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
jaydmc
Posted 4/24/2015 9:58 AM (#84070 - in reply to #84067)
Subject: Re: Quick disconnects


Expert

Posts: 1492
1000100100100100252525
I disagree, we use quick disconnects and you do not need to bleed the brakes if you know how to use them. What you do is turn the female end up right, then take a probe of some sort (screw driver) and depress the check ball long enough for a drop of fluid to form. Then keeping the female end up right, push the male end in. The fluid prevents air from entering the system.
Jay G
DMC sidecars
866-638-1793
www.dmcsidecars.com
Top of the page Bottom of the page
oldxrider
Posted 4/24/2015 3:28 PM (#84079 - in reply to #84067)
Subject: RE: Quick disconnects


Member

Posts: 8
0
Spiegler makes what they call "DRY BRAKE CONNECTORS" that are used in racing to swap calipers without bleeding. Using a set on my HD hack and have had the car off a couple times for servicing and changing tires and have not had to bleed. You can also ride without the car on with the brake line just dead ended. Not cheap but then nothing on an HD is.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
64deville
Posted 4/25/2015 7:51 AM (#84088 - in reply to #84067)
Subject: Re: Quick disconnects


Member

Posts: 14
0
Location: NC
Yea that's what I would like to do, remove sidecar and be able to ride bike solo
Top of the page Bottom of the page
CCjon
Posted 4/26/2015 12:59 AM (#84095 - in reply to #84070)
Subject: Re: Quick disconnects



Extreme Veteran

Posts: 329
10010010025
Location: NWHouston

thanks for posting the "How to do" tip, Jay. Now to remember it when the time comes....

jaydmc - 4/24/2015 8:58 AM

I disagree, we use quick disconnects and you do not need to bleed the brakes if you know how to use them. What you do is turn the female end up right, then take a probe of some sort (screw driver) and depress the check ball long enough for a drop of fluid to form. Then keeping the female end up right, push the male end in. The fluid prevents air from entering the system.
Jay G
DMC sidecars
866-638-1793
www.dmcsidecars.com
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [25 messages per page]
Jump to forum :
Search this forum
Printer friendly version
E-mail a link to this thread

 


Copyright 2004-2008, The United Sidecar Association — Built by BarringtonPress — Send your suggestions and comments to the webmaster
USCA Web usage policy



(Delete all cookies set by this site)
Running MegaBBS ASP Forum Software
© 2002-2017 PD9 Software