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I noticed today that even though they are tight, both my front caliper bleed valves have significantly more thread showing that the rear one. Is this normal? Is there a reason for them to have so much more thread exposed?

 

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Maybe a previous owner installed speed bleeders.
 

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That's normal. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong but I believe it's a tapered fitting that's how they get the seal without any form of washer or gaskets. The front bleeders are a tad on the long side but if they aren't leaking it's nothing to worry about. My DL1000 front bleeders look exactly like yours.
 

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The bottom seals the bleed hole. The length of exposed thread doesn't matter.

 

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Probably to reduce manufacturing costs. One long bleeder screw will fit many different style calipers.
None issue.
 
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