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Offline Tjnoma99

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Brake line
« on: September 23, 2017, 11:21:42 pm »
I added 1 1/4 risers to my bike. The top brake line is taught but still has a little play. Should I replace it with a longer line? Or can I unbolt the t junction and create a bracket to move it up a bit?
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Re: Brake line
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2017, 12:03:08 pm »
If the brake line is oem I would think about replacing it with a braided one. Temporarily I guess you could try getting more slack by moving the splitter up a little but make sure you have enough slack both at the bars and the wheel for full movement.
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Re: Brake line
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2017, 01:13:14 am »
I have the fairing off and it looks like the line has enough room to move when the bars are turned. I did find a brake line from eBay that is supposed to be from the junction to the caliper. I figured I can use that until I can get a set of braided lines!
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Re: Brake line
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2017, 01:22:39 am »
I have the fairing off and it looks like the line has enough room to move when the bars are turned. I did find a brake line from eBay that is supposed to be from the junction to the caliper. I figured I can use that until I can get a set of braided lines!

Remember the suspension travels down, as well as up... ** Carefully** Jack the front up... see if you have 'slack' then.

I needed new lines with the risers, and I had braided lines  :(  These things happen.
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Re: Brake line
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2017, 10:02:56 am »
Very good point McFly on the suspension extension and retraction.
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Re: Brake line
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2017, 04:13:57 pm »
I have the fairing off and it looks like the line has enough room to move when the bars are turned. I did find a brake line from eBay that is supposed to be from the junction to the caliper. I figured I can use that until I can get a set of braided lines!

Remember the suspension travels down, as well as up... ** Carefully** Jack the front up... see if you have 'slack' then.

I needed new lines with the risers, and I had braided lines  :(  These things happen.

Up/down will not affect the upper BRAKE line as it is a fixed length between the master cylinder and the junction because the junction is bolted to the triple tree. Movement only occurs below the junction on the BRAKE line. Left/right movement will affect the CLUTCH line though.
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Re: Brake line
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2017, 04:36:41 pm »
The clutch line looks fine to me.
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Re: Brake line
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2017, 04:49:39 pm »
You want to get rid of the T- junction anyway and replace those lines with a 2 line extended kit.
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Re: Brake line
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2017, 09:48:22 pm »
This

You want to get rid of the T- junction anyway and replace those lines with a 2 line extended kit.
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Re: Brake line
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2017, 10:44:31 pm »
I added 1 1/4 risers to my bike. The top brake line is taught but still has a little play. Should I replace it with a longer line? Or can I unbolt the t junction and create a bracket to move it up a bit?

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 You may need to get longer brake hoses but all of the other cables and lines can be re-routed to give you more slack. You can re-route the throttle cables on the right side of the frame and gain a few inches there. The clutch hose can also be re-positioned for a little extra slack. The one cable that may be tight will be the choke enrichener cable. Murph has the extended versions of those as well. 
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Re: Brake line
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2017, 05:09:28 am »
Enrichener cable is easily rerouted along the backbone of the frame, to provide additional usable length, I did this on both my C10's when I went to tubular bar mounts...

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