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Old 02-21-2012, 07:08 PM   #1
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Fitting SS brakelines.

Just bought Galfer brake lines for my 2010 R1 in an effort to improve the performance.

Have no idea how to fit them correctly. If anyone who knows what there doing would like to help/show me how would appreciate it.

Could put it in a shop but wanted to learn more about working on the bike and never touched brakes before bcoz figured should leave it to expert.

Free crate of beers of your choice for the help.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:50 PM   #2
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Just bought Galfer brake lines for my 2010 R1 in an effort to improve the performance.

Have no idea how to fit them correctly. If anyone who knows what there doing would like to help/show me how would appreciate it.

Could put it in a shop but wanted to learn more about working on the bike and never touched brakes before bcoz figured should leave it to expert.

Free crate of beers of your choice for the help.
I may be able to help later in the week if you cant get anyone to help by then but if you get impatient just remember 2 things

1. Most importantly do not get the brake fluid on your paint!! It will eat it up like crazy...

2. Use a mighty vac or equivelant to bleed the brakes...much easier process...
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:27 PM   #3
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Just bought Galfer brake lines for my 2010 R1 in an effort to improve the performance.

Have no idea how to fit them correctly. If anyone who knows what there doing would like to help/show me how would appreciate it.

Could put it in a shop but wanted to learn more about working on the bike and never touched brakes before bcoz figured should leave it to expert.

Free crate of beers of your choice for the help.
fitting is easy, just make sure they're not binding or interfering with anything they shouldn't and that there is enough slack on the lines to allow for full suspension travel.
bleeding is the more difficult part.....
i pretty much always suck the fluid through in assisting it to prime up.
pull pull pull hold, release nipple gently and suck, retighten nipple
and repeat
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:10 PM   #4
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Thanks for the advice! Not in a rush for fitting, weekend is great for me.
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:12 AM   #5
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define crate of beer. lol.

I will be out this weekend, but it's really easy. Remove the existing lines. Install the new lines. Do not overtighten the bolt. Add fluid and bleed. Very simple.

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Old 02-22-2012, 10:25 AM   #6
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This is really easy... I was able to figure it out on my SV. I have a bleeder vac if you need one.
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Alright!! You guys filling me full of confidence here. Thaylel if would be willing to let me use the bleeder and maybe a brief demo that would be awesome.
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Alright!! You guys filling me full of confidence here. Thaylel if would be willing to let me use the bleeder and maybe a brief demo that would be awesome.

Sure I live on the SW side of town and can give you a demo or can help you myself. PMed my contact info.
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Watch this two part how to and you will have it down easy. It really is cake. The only difference is you will have 3 lines to bleed.


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