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Offline hashamyim

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Front brake line - connected to where?
« on: 17 June, 2020, 06:28:17 PM »
So, my brake lines are pretty tight (see pic attached - brake line marked with a blue smudge!), so I'm thinking that it'd make sense to change out the brake hose for a longer model. So far so good.

I then had a look at where the hose goes and I was expecting it to be one long pipe from the brake to the wheel, maybe with some placeholders along the way. But no!

Per the pics (attached), it seems like the hose is divided into separate sections, but I'm not too sure. About 40cm or so below the brake-fluid tank, it seems to enter a metal 'junction', so my assumption is that, in order to replace the tight part, I'd only need to replace the portion to this 'junction'.

Does anyone know if that is true?

If so, I was thinking of getting one of these:

https://www.louis.de/artikel/trw-varioflexleitungen-25-bis-126-cm-mit-tuev/

along with two connectors for each end:

connecting to the brake-fluid tank: https://www.louis.de/artikel/trw-vario-anschluss-in-drei-farben-mv10a00/
and connecting to the junction: https://www.louis.de/artikel/trw-vario-anschluss-in-drei-farben-mv10b20/

And then, give it all a good bleed. Does anyone have any input as to whether this would work/be compatible?

Offline greybeard 2

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Re: Front brake line - connected to where?
« Reply #1 on: 18 June, 2020, 08:41:50 AM »
Hi did the same thing,contact HEL brake lines in the UK ask for Stuart explain you only want the Brake line from the master cylinder to the solid pipe connector.Giving the length you want .I bled the brakes from the caliper,therebye pushing the fluid back up into the master cylinder .Regards
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Offline hashamyim

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Re: Front brake line - connected to where?
« Reply #2 on: 18 June, 2020, 09:06:44 AM »
Ah - fantastic! Have sent them an email :-) Thanks!

 


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