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Murphs two line or three line ?
« on: September 30, 2016, 12:05:05 pm »
I am in the process of installing bar adapters and risers on my C10. I will be ordering the brake lines and clutch line from Murphs. My question is what do I need .Do I need the two front break line with clutch or the three front break line with clutch. What is the difference between the two when they are installed?

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Re: Murphs two line or three line ?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2016, 01:45:08 pm »
The two line for the front is the way to go. The clutch line is another good line to get.  The rear not so much because you should not be using the rear unless you in a parking lot or on grass
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Re: Murphs two line or three line ?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2016, 03:12:06 pm »
The two line for the front is the way to go. The clutch line is another good line to get.  The rear not so much because you should not be using the rear unless you in a parking lot or on grass


Thanks Mike, That is what I was thinking also but wanted to bounce it of someone else before I order.
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Re: Murphs two line or three line ?
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2016, 03:48:33 pm »
while the front brakes are more than enough for hauling down speed, proper braking would include some use of the rear brake.  since you are at it anyway, I'd do the rear line as well.

oh, and like Mike, I've always just gone with the two line setup for the front brakes.  it would mean a double banjo bolt at the master cylinder.

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Re: Murphs two line or three line ?
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2016, 04:14:13 pm »
while the front brakes are more than enough for hauling down speed, proper braking would include some use of the rear brake.  since you are at it anyway, I'd do the rear line as well.

oh, and like Mike, I've always just gone with the two line setup for the front brakes.  it would mean a double banjo bolt at the master cylinder.

I like the idea of two front break lines better that three. I do use front and rear brakes.
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Re: Murphs two line or three line ?
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2016, 09:36:31 pm »
Agree... two line.
The way I figured, each joint is a chance for leak, the three line has more joints, even with the double banjo bolt.

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Re: Murphs two line or three line ?
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2016, 10:46:26 pm »
while the front brakes are more than enough for hauling down speed, proper braking would include some use of the rear brake.  since you are at it anyway, I'd do the rear line as well.

oh, and like Mike, I've always just gone with the two line setup for the front brakes.  it would mean a double banjo bolt at the master cylinder.

the line kit for the 2 line setup comes with the hardware, so that's in the bag.. i did 2 line kits all the time on mine, but not knowing how old your bike is, you may have gotten by with the single extended line from the mc to the splitter block.. which is cheap. the true benefit of the replacement lines are an install and forget thing for longevity on the new lines, they last forever, and having done them, find increased efficiency of the system... the clutch line is a pistol, you will end up snipping the old line's steel tube, to snake it out and off the bike, but the efficiency of the new line will be worth it all.

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Re: Murphs two line or three line ?
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2016, 11:00:13 pm »
The two line for the front is the way to go. The clutch line is another good line to get.  The rear not so much because you should not be using the rear unless you in a parking lot or on grass
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But, as others have done, I'd suggest the two-line setup for the front brakes.  It's what I went with, and I really like it.  Do the clutch, too.  And if you've got the $$, the rear brake line as well.  I went with colored lines, so they all match.  I like how they look compared to the OEM stuff, and they definitely improve the feel.
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Re: Murphs two line or three line ?
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2016, 01:21:27 am »
Thanks to all who have answered my questions. I will go with the two front break lines and a new clutch .I may go ahead and get the rear break since by bike is an 02 with all stock lines on it. I will install bar adapters ,risers and bars  tomorrow and see how much longer  I will need to order the new lines. Thanks for you help and knowledge.

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Re: Murphs two line or three line ?
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2016, 01:28:38 am »
Be aware that, when I went with the 2-line, I had clearance issues with the lines rubbing. I was fine with it but lots of folks wouldn't be. I mostly wanted to get rid of the splitter that turns it into three lines because it's so darned hard to bleed.
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Re: Murphs two line or three line ?
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2016, 12:51:20 am »
Be aware that, when I went with the 2-line, I had clearance issues with the lines rubbing. I was fine with it but lots of folks wouldn't be. I mostly wanted to get rid of the splitter that turns it into three lines because it's so darned hard to bleed.

Jen, where were they rubbing?

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Re: Murphs two line or three line ?
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2016, 01:18:19 pm »
Be aware that, when I went with the 2-line, I had clearance issues with the lines rubbing. I was fine with it but lots of folks wouldn't be. I mostly wanted to get rid of the splitter that turns it into three lines because it's so darned hard to bleed.

Jen, where were they rubbing?

I was running bar risers and the double banjo was contacting the dash.
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Re: Murphs two line or three line ?
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2016, 04:38:29 pm »
Three line replacement here with no problems after many yrs in use.
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