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Stainless Brake lines issue

Old 02-22-2006, 09:41 AM
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Stainless Brake lines issue

Just installed my Goodridge brake lines but I have some concerns. First off, because there werent instructions, I wasnt sure if I needed to use the rubber grommet things from the stock lines so that they are somehow "tied" to the bike other than just at the cylinder and caliper. Did I do that right?

Also, on the master cylinder where the lines are bolted in, there is a lip of sorts that keeps the lines from being able to be pointed down. This in turn makes the actual brake lines hit the body work when I turn the bars.

In all, do I do this wrong?

Anyone have pics of theirs so I can compare it?
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Old 02-22-2006, 02:46 PM
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A lot of people grind down that metal edge to allow for the brake lines to be manuevered freely. That may allow you to rout the lines so they aren't contacting your fairings (that's something you definitely want to take care of now, before you get used to it).

As far as the rubber clips, that's up to you. If you can rout the lines where the clips aren't necessary then do it that way; but their purpose is to make the brake lines less noticeable and to keep them close to your forks without touching them.
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Old 02-23-2006, 11:04 AM
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Re: Stainless Brake lines issue

I recall seeing something about this either on this forum or maybe at one of the vendor sites. They had pictures showing the "Right" and "wrong" way to route the cables on a SHawk. Their method did not require removing the locater.

I will try to remember where I saw it once my "senior moment" subsides.

If anyone else has seen this...have at it.

I can't remember how long these foggy states last.
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Old 02-23-2006, 12:03 PM
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Re: Stainless Brake lines issue

Here's a picture of mine no real issues I have the master pushed pretty far towards the bike though.
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Old 02-24-2006, 12:37 PM
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Re: Stainless Brake lines issue

I took a dremel to the little tab. If I retained the tab then I would have to have the master cylinder spilling over in order for the lines to clear the clip on's
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Old 03-02-2006, 03:37 PM
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superhaw22, thanks for the pic. I tried doing it the way you have yours, but Im guessing because you have the clip on pushed forward you were able to route the line behind the tab.

Birdofparadise, Ive been trying to google what you said, but so far no luck.
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Old 03-02-2006, 04:22 PM
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No problem, just curious though do you have the one that has the slight bend in it on the side furthest from the master? The only reason I ask is I did have it set-up that way with the stock stuff on there and don't think I had any clearence issues. But mine are Galfer so there could be slight differences.
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well the right side line has a bend and a straight. The left has two bends, but when i put it the correct way on the caliper, the top bend is towards the lever. It almost makes me think that Goodridge manufactured it backwards
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interesting, I just looked at pics of my friends set up on his sv and it looks the same as mine, just minus the little tab on the master cylinder.
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Hmmm, try turning the left line upside down maybe. Or they did make it wrong or the Goodridge ones are different than the Galfer lines but they shouldn't be. The bend should go away from the lever towards the middle of the bike.
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Old 03-02-2006, 05:24 PM
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Mine is HEL lines, they're too rigid to bend like superhawk22's.
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Old 03-02-2006, 06:07 PM
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well I went ahead and bit the bullet and took off the tab. Lines fit perfect after that :wink: Bled them and everything seems to be working good. Turned the bars the full length on both sides and nothing is rubbing. Thank you much for the help.

I'll post pics of what it looks like now when I get to work tomorrow.
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Nothing wrong with that method either. :wink:
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Well here are the pics. Not the greatest quality but Im not a photographer either


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Re: Stainless Brake lines issue

Some times I think I'm loosing my mind!

I finally found the info on installing Goodridge lines. I was mistaken though... the locator was removed and only the "final" pics show. Damn memory gone bad.

Anyway here is the link if would help anyone in the future.
http://www.burniemorgan.com/firestorm/goodridge.html

It looks like what has been said already just more black and white.
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