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Front Brake Hose Removal Question

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  1. fupar
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    I am going to a longer brake hose. This will be my first attempt at doing this.

    Is there anything to look out for when replacing the front brake hose? Any peculiarities? Tips? After you've replaced the front brake hose, what is the proper procedure for bleeding the system?

  2. cptallaz
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    One piece of advice I can give you is to do everything you can to prevent the master cylinder from losing prime. They can be a bitch to get re-primed.

    To save yourself the trouble I went through, you may want to loosen the master cylinder mount and spin it around so the outlet faces up, so when you remove the hose, fluid doesn't drain out of the master cylinder.

  3. Jonezpoj
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    Don't get brake fluid all over everything........

  4. wzdar6
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    I Changed The Front Brake Hose When I Change The Risers. I Removed The Old Hose From The Master Cyclinder. Fluid Won't Run Out If You Don't Squeeze The Brake Lever. I Used A Vaccum Pump To Bleed The Lines. Would Have Did It The Old Fashion Way If I Had A Helper.

  5. fupar
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    ... Fluid Won't Run Out If You Don't Squeeze The Brake Lever ...
    You didn't have to tilt the reservoir so that it wouldn't spill?

  6. wzdar6
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    when my bars are all the way to the left and on the kickstand the master cyclinder is level. i didn't take the cover off till i started to bleed the lines.

  7. donjlip
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    I just extented my brake line last week Remember that line gets blead first The easest way is to mount one end to the master cylinder stick the other end in the master cylinder and squeese the brake handle easy until air stops bleeding out keep the master cylinder full When bolting to splitter you may lose a little brake fluid so cover your fender Or you could bleed it from the splitter makes a mess From the bleeder on the caliper it won't work, to much air After that brake line is bleed and attached you should bleed the whole front end from the caliper bleeders Tony

  8. fupar
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    I just extented my brake line last week Remember that line gets blead first The easest way is to mount one end to the master cylinder stick the other end in the master cylinder and squeese the brake handle easy until air stops bleeding out keep the master cylinder full When bolting to splitter you may lose a little brake fluid so cover your fender Or you could bleed it from the splitter makes a mess From the bleeder on the caliper it won't work, to much air After that brake line is bleed and attached you should bleed the whole front end from the caliper bleeders Tony
    I never thought of sticking the hose into the cylinder 1st. Great idea.
    Thanks for the help, donjlip.

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