I would skip the 1) first step if u dont need to drain the fluid;
Makes sense, and is easier this way.
I would swap your step (9) and (8 - finish bleeding at the caliper on both side first before going up to the top.
This is the part I'm most curious about, as the whole Mity Vac/banjo bleeder concept is new to me. In "old school" bleeding the fluid would flow from the MC down to the caliper. It seems to me that small bubbles would be "swimming upstream" as they try to rise up while fluid is flowing down. It makes conceptual sense to me that if fluid was flowing up from the caliper to the MC, the whole bleeding process would be quicker and more thorough. For this reason I'm wondering if I should bleed from the calipers at all, or do all the bleeding from the MC banjo bleeder. Obviously I'd still want to do both "circuits" by flowing fluid up from both calipers, but I'm thinking that the fluid should always be flowing up from a caliper to the MC to take best advantage of the banjo bleeder. I'm not clear on the purpose of flowing fluid down from the MC to the calipers, only to then reverse it and do the final bleeding with fluid flowing in the opposite direction.
keep an eye on the fluid. Squeeze the brake lever as u tighten the hose to distribution block on the final half turn to assist purging out the air.
last time i used this procedure, i wonder that all the fuss was about bleeding the ABS line- and i have done it the wrong way a couple years back - it took insanely long amount of time and fluid to get it to work. In fact there was hardly any bubbles at all this time.
Hopefully mine goes as smoothly!
another question, have u thought of when u might be doing this - on the old bar or new bar - i would do it when the old bar is on - any mess on the old bar will not transfer to the new.
I was planning to do it on the new bar, but your logic makes perfect sense. I'll definitely do it on the old bar. This is all part of my "handlebar extreme make-over" with ATV High bars, Oxford grip heaters, and Barkbusters. I'd rather not get brake fluid all over all the nice new shiny bits.
Thanks for all the suggestions.