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Offline Brent_OR

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2 line or 3 line front brake replacement?
« on: December 09, 2008, 03:48:00 pm »
Hi All!    I want to upgrade to SS brake lines on my '03 this winter.  I see that Murph's offers Spiegler lines in 2 and 3 line configurations.  I noticed the 2 line configuration that bypasses the junction fitting is $30 cheaper.  Are there any negatives attached to going this route?    Thanks a lot for your input!  
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2 line or 3 line front brake replacement?
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2008, 05:27:00 pm »
Nope. Most people go the 2 line route. Its supposed to be easier to bleed. And removing that splitter down on the triple clamps ended up being a good place to mount a aftermarket Stebel horn.  2003 Concours, 46K  COG #6953  IBA 28004  http://mysite.verizon.net/slybones/Concours/connieMain.htm  
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2008, 05:38:00 pm »
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2008, 06:17:00 pm »
I went the two line route.    I like it. No problems.    Yuma,  Summer in Yuma is not hell, but hell is a local call :-)  2006 Connie http://community.webshots.com/user/Lateck?vhost=community
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2 line or 3 line front brake replacement?
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2008, 01:37:00 am »
The 2 line system is 1/3 less confusing as the 3 line system. Or is that 1/2 as confusing??  Damn!    Anyway I did the 2 lines as well.    ;p  AKA "2linby" That's 2-lin-by folks!  Northwest Area Director  COG #5539  AMA #927779  IBA #15034  TEAM OREGON MC Instructor    http://community.webshots.com/user/2linby  http://tinyurl.com/njas8 (IBA BunBurner Gold Trip)  http://tinyurl.com/lwelx (Alaska trip)
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2 line or 3 line front brake replacement?
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2008, 01:33:00 pm »
Thanks a lot! 2 line it is!    --Brent  
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2009, 01:06:00 am »
When you say "2 line", do you mean 2 lines going from the master cyl. to each caliper, or 1 line from the master to the right caliper and a crossover line to the left :quest: Just want to be clear.    Doug  2002 Concours  1983 Suzuki GS650MD Katana  AMA # 593738  COG # 8588
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2 line or 3 line front brake replacement?
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2009, 03:14:00 am »
2 lines from the master cylinder, 1 to each caliper.   2003 Concours, 46K  COG #6953  IBA 28004  http://mysite.verizon.net/slybones/Concours/connieMain.htm  
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