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Speed bleeders + brake fluid, coolant spillage

Okay, I have a set of Speed Bleeders ready to be installed and I also have some brake fluid (no idea when it was changed, but it needs to be done). I have a chicken or the egg sort of question.
I plan to replace my lines with S/S braided down the road.
The SB packaging says not to install them on a completely dry system because it's so difficult to overcome the air pressure (or whatever).

1) So should I just wait to install them when I get my braided lines or can I put them on now and do my brake fluid?

2) Then when it comes time to put the SS lines on how do I overcome the fact that the lines will be completely empty as they will be brand new?

I'm also taking this current down time to flush my coolant (needs to be done, should have been done when I bought it). Although that's kind of a side note.. My overflow hose seems to be spitting coolant onto my lower fairing (the black part with SUZUKI on it) as well as onto my exhaust can. This is really fucking irritating because it dries as this ugly green shit crust.

3) Is that normal?

I love pulling up the front wheel given the opportunity, but I'm not a stunt master by any stretch so it's not like I'm riding around everywhere on my back wheel. I don't see this annoying coolant spew on any other local GSXRs....

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1./2 Do them all at the same time. I don't have any experience with the speed bleeders, a waste if you want to know how I really feel. Sounds like they want you to install them AFTER you get the lines pumped up. How speedy would that be? It won't be easy but you will eventually get them pumped up.
3. No, puking coolant out the overflow is not normal. Check to see if you have the catch bottle overfilled and then make sure your fan is working and the next thing to check would be the thermostat.


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Overflow was actually under-filled (I presume it's because it's spewing onto my bike) and the fan works. I re-filled, now it's under-filled again.

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3. Mine had the same thing, it has come out of a U bracket type thing under the fairing where it and another hose are located

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You may need to check the return line too, it may be kinked or pinched somewhere. Did you check the coolant in the radiator?

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Do the lines and SB's at the same time. BTW I love my SB's, 10 minutes to flush the entire system, F & R with no mess.
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Sb's are great. You can install them now and flush your brakes if you aren't getting the stainless lines any time soon but when you go to bleed them after installing them you will need to treat the SB's as if they are regular fittings and bleed it like normal till you get some pressure built up. Then you can speed bleed away.
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