I've got a '97 KRS and never seen a speed bleeder or fitted one, but I guess they are more complicated with an integral one way valve. I prefer the slit bleeder tube and jam jar approach - no valves there to stop working or corrode.
I assume my bleed nipple is still the oem and I have something similar on the clutch line.
I'm sure my stock brake bleeder is steel 'cos I notice it tarnishes over, even though they are fitted with protective rubber caps which I've always thought important like tire valve caps. But then they get lost easily. I do tighten very carefully.
I think you have to be very careful removing a stubborn bleeder from the caliper. The most important part is the internal machined seat at the bottom and I would go with picking away at the threads first. I'm sure they use a coarse taper thread but can't remember if that's the nipple, the caliper, or both. Even so, I'd keep any drill or tap well off the bottom. Now it also occurs to me that a speed bleeder with integral valve may still seal in a caliper with a damaged bottom seat, but I doubt whether the oem bleeder would. Something to think about.
If you are seeing signs of corrosion and siezed bleed nipples, when was the brake fluid last changed?
The left and right calipers use the same threads and oem bleed screws.
The ABS11 bleed screws sit on top of the ABS hydro unit, left side, panel off. There are 2.
The clutch bleed screw is underneath the right side panel on the end of a short 6" stub of black plastic tube which looks like the clutch line. Look forwards of the battery in the void space.
Be careful with heat. Even with the pistons and seals removed, there are O rings between the caliper halves (which you never separate!). The caliper bodies are such a large ali lump it might be difficult to get any local heating without the whole caliper and seals getting too hot.
With any 'extraction' work to do, you should take the caliper off the bike and remove the pistons and seals to repair on a work bench, whilst being paranoid about getting any swarf back into the caliper. I would probably have an air line nearby. You need to be meticulously clean.
Think about getting a manual.
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