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Front brake lines

Postby Rocket » Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:24 pm

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Advice please

1995 Mono R100RT with Brembo calipers (hoop link over front wheel).

Effectively I have made this into a flat tracker. As such I have arrived at the front brakes, I'm a little perplexed as the original brake line set up appears to head down to the front right caliper, over the wheel via link pipe and to the left caliper whereby the bleed nipple is located. However as it is now unfaired there's a lot of pipes on show and securing the pipe from the spine of the bike around the oil cooler looks to be a pain. My question is thus....

Can I use the master cylinder to supply braided lines down to the front calipers with a double banjo bolt? I'm guessing that this will provide equal pressure to the brembos resulting in each caliper being able to be bled separately.

If this is the case and with a set of standard slight rise bars can anyone point me in the direction of a ready made kit please? Someone must have done this way, way before me. Any help or links greatly received.



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Re: Front brake lines

Postby martinwR65 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:17 pm

Can I use the master cylinder to supply braided lines down to the front calipers with a double banjo bolt? I'm guessing that this will provide equal pressure to the brembos resulting in each caliper being able to be bled separately.

If this is the case and with a set of standard slight rise bars can anyone point me in the direction of a ready made kit please? Someone must have done this way, way before me. Any help or links greatly received.
I've done it that way a few times, works fine. Also cheaper as it's 2 lines instead of 3!

I'd be surprised if anyone makes a kit for that though, they generally do like-for-like to standard so as not to annoy the rules police. Just measure up using a piece of wire and order from one of the suppliers that does custom made lines to order.
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Re: Front brake lines

Postby KHL100W » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:19 pm

You can certainly do it that way but in my opinion it's hard to make it look neat. When I was doing my bobber, I attached a T-piece to the underside of the lower yoke - short braided hose from M/C to T-piece and two equal length hoses from T-piece to calipers. Banjo bolts on all connections. I got my hoses custom made by Furore Products.

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Re: Front brake lines

Postby Rocket » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:23 pm

Thank you. The T piece sounds like a plan. As you say it'll be a lot neater. Any ideas for lines as they appear unusual in that the connection at the caliper will need to be a bleed nipple type as opposed to a banjo?

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Re: Front brake lines

Postby martinwR65 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:30 pm

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Re: Front brake lines

Postby martinwR65 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:33 pm

...and I like HEL for custom brake hoses:

http://www.helperformance.com/custom-brake-hose
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Re: Front brake lines

Postby Rocket » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:58 pm

Fantastic, thankyou,

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Re: Front brake lines

Postby KHL100W » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:59 pm

I have a standard bleed nipple and a banjo bolt in each caliper.
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Re: Front brake lines

Postby Rocket » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:25 pm

Thankyou. Can I confirm they are M10x1.25 does anyone know?

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Re: Front brake lines

Postby KHL100W » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:18 pm

Just checked my order with Furore Products and it states M10x1.0mm for the banjo bolts.
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Re: Front brake lines

Postby Rocket » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:28 am

Lovely, thankyou


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