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Mounting Galfer stainless lines


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Started to mount some Galfer stainless steel front brake lines. These are direct master cylinder to caliper lines as I've removed the ABS. Question for the experienced guys...

 

1. On the caliper end, should the mount and hose be directed ALONG the fork leg and up to the master, or directed away from the fork leg? Both seem to work, but facing the rear seems to demand more slack from the system.

 

2. The lines seem to be 1/4 turn off on being "tweak free" in fitting them. This is with both lines mounted on top of each other with the provided double banjo bolt. What do you suggest for the angle offset (20-45 degrees) from each other, or should they be parallel to each other coming off the master?

 

The length of these lines seem to be very dependant on accurate mounting and position of the lines at the cylinder and caliper.

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You can "stack" the banjos on top of each other. They just clear as long as you sandwich a crush washer between the hoses as directed.

 

To "clock" the ends, there should be instructions as well.

But, you determine which hose and where you want it clocked to.

Grasp the crimped portion of the banjo fitting (below the smooth portion) and not the braided line of course with the large teeth of a pair of ordinary slip-joint pliers and hold firmly.

Insert the business end of a Phillips screwdriver into the banjo and slowly turn to the desired spot.

The cautions are, to only turn the banjo one direction and to not turn the banjo more than one full turn. If you miss your mark, you have no choice but to keep turning until the desired posistion is met. I've turned more than one turn with no leaks, just pay attention.

 

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foundationapps

Roger that, thanks much for the info on being able to rotate those mounts. That worked excellent!!

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