Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    294

    Bleed kit for Shimano 9120 levers?

    The funnel adapter ST-R9120 that you purchase doesnít fit the 9120 lever.

    The nozzle of the funnel itself would fit the lever - ie the leverís bleed port. But the problem is that the funnel is too big to place directly against the lever.

    What should I be using? What part number?

  2. #2
    'brifter' is a lame word.
    Reputation: cxwrench's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    13,396
    Quote Originally Posted by Waspinator View Post
    The funnel adapter ST-R9120 that you purchase doesnít fit the 9120 lever.

    The nozzle of the funnel itself would fit the lever - ie the leverís bleed port. But the problem is that the funnel is too big to place directly against the lever.

    What should I be using? What part number?
    The funnel screws directly into the lever. It fits. The bleed screws needs a 2.5mm allen to loosen it, on the levers that need the adapter (hydro/Di2) that need the adapter/funnel the bleed screw needs a 2.0mm allen. I've done both in the last week.
    I work for some bike racers
    I've got some bikes, some guns,
    and a bunch of skateboards

  3. #3
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    294
    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    The funnel screws directly into the lever. It fits. The bleed screws needs a 2.5mm allen to loosen it, on the levers that need the adapter (hydro/Di2) that need the adapter/funnel the bleed screw needs a 2.0mm allen. I've done both in the last week.
    The funnel fits the hole. The problem is that the brake hood canít be pulled away enough to place the filter directly on the lever. So you need the adapter, which does not fit the lever. Itís too large for the bleed hole in the lever.

  4. #4
    'brifter' is a lame word.
    Reputation: cxwrench's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    13,396
    Quote Originally Posted by Waspinator View Post
    The funnel fits the hole. The problem is that the brake hood canít be pulled away enough to place the filter directly on the lever. So you need the adapter, which does not fit the lever. Itís too large for the bleed hole in the lever.
    No, the adapter is for different levers. You just have to pull the hood back further. I do this all the time and know it works, just get the hood out of the way.
    I work for some bike racers
    I've got some bikes, some guns,
    and a bunch of skateboards

  5. #5
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    294
    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    No, the adapter is for different levers. You just have to pull the hood back further. I do this all the time and know it works, just get the hood out of the way.
    The adapter is listed as working for the 9120 lever. But youíre right, it sure as hell doesnít fit the 9120 lever.

    How on earth do you pull the lever back far enough?

    (I had my LBS bleed the brakes for me the first time, and I should have watched how the mechanic did it).

  6. #6
    'brifter' is a lame word.
    Reputation: cxwrench's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    13,396
    Quote Originally Posted by Waspinator View Post
    The adapter is listed as working for the 9120 lever. But youíre right, it sure as hell doesnít fit the 9120 lever.

    How on earth do you pull the lever back far enough?

    (I had my LBS bleed the brakes for me the first time, and I should have watched how the mechanic did it).
    You're pulling it from the front, right? Just turn it inside-out and pull.

    This is the mechanical bleed port...no adapter needed, it screws directly into the lever
    and you pull the hood from the front.


    This is the Di2 bleed port, needs the adapter and you pull the hood from the back.

    Last edited by cxwrench; 09-03-2018 at 09:21 AM.
    I work for some bike racers
    I've got some bikes, some guns,
    and a bunch of skateboards

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-21-2018, 03:27 PM
  2. Do Red leather saddles Bleed??
    By Dave Hickey in forum Components, Wrenching
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 12-04-2008, 07:13 PM
  3. Shots from the nose bleed seats.
    By Chain in forum The Lounge
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-05-2008, 11:04 AM
  4. Ain't a sport til ya bleed
    By jupiterrn in forum General Cycling Discussion
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 04-02-2008, 03:36 AM
  5. Replies: 60
    Last Post: 09-03-2007, 07:55 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT ROADBIKEREVIEW

VISIT US AT

roadbikereview.com and the ConsumerReview Network are business units of Invenda Corporation

(C) Copyright 1996-2018. All Rights Reserved.