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firstle

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any one done this (i think its a common conversion)  i want to change the brake lines for two braded lines from what it has now , one down then one across which are standard rubber type , i think the front braking is to soft ? cost etc would be good and im in the uk

    

Dai

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LT from your description? I've dropped two separate lines from the master cylinder (double banjo with built-in brake switch) to the calipers on either side on two bikes and had no trouble. I hate the hydraulic line down the steering stem because if you want to grease the headstock bearings, you have to remove the hydraulics.


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firstle

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yes lt , sounds exactly what i want to do , did you have to use the inline switch or just want to? i have bought  the lines just waiting delivery

    

jbt

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Yet, twin direct brake lines ,may create problems: it's the setup I have on my sidecar K1, to command the sidecar wheel brake. It needs a very long screw to suport two banjos. So it protrudes and almost hit the tank when turning the bar at full angle. And there's no room on a K1 to adjust the bar position.
Think about it, depending the configuration of you bike (fairing, handlebar lenght, hight, etc. !


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Dai

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@jbt: Grrr.. I remembered the wrong bikes - it was LFB and Brick2 that I put the hydraulic switches on because I changed the handlebar switches. Kostenlot has the original BMW master cylinder and brake microswitch; with the LT bars there is no clearance problem. Here:

http://simpilot.net/~sc/brick3/18b.jpg


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1983 K100 naked upgraded to K100LT spec after spending time as an RS and an RT
1987 K100RT
Others...
1978 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, 1979 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,1993 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
    

firstle

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looks ok to me and i have altered the fairing already to push the bars forwards in order to alter the riding position thanks dai

    

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duck

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Here's what I do to all of my non-ABS Ks. A generic braided SS line from the master to the right caliper and then a metal BMW line from the right caliper to the left caliper. Affordable and effective.
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firstle

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thanks i may try just one braded hose first , it is already fitted with the steel cross over line  Smile

    

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