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Hardest part is getting the air out.
Assuming the master cylinders are anywhere near good.
Air is the devil in the details....just saying.
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The new MC arrived today. Give me a few days to get it installed and I'll report back.
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OK, problem #1 . . original MC line is a 12mm Banjo bolt, new MC is 10mm. So I need a new line . . . and since HD incorporated all the lines into one unit . . . I need all new lines. From the MC, new hose to a splitter, then two lines, one to each caliper. Harley has all of this as one unit, no replaceable parts.
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OK, problem #1 . . original MC line is a 12mm Banjo bolt, new MC is 10mm. So I need a new line . . . and since HD incorporated all the lines into one unit . . . I need all new lines. From the MC, new hose to a splitter, then two lines, one to each caliper. Harley has all of this as one unit, no replaceable parts.
You can buy seperate banjos and bolts to make yourself a new brake line.
Regarding the splitter there's at least couple of ways to get rid of it.
1st make 2 separate brake lines from M/C to each calipers (using double banjo M/C bolt)
2nd use single brake line from M/C to one caliper and use double banjo bolt to connect one caliper with another.
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You can buy seperate banjos and bolts to make yourself a new brake line.
Regarding the splitter there's at least couple of ways to get rid of it.
1st make 2 separate brake lines from M/C to each calipers (using double banjo M/C bolt)
2nd use single brake line from M/C to one caliper and use double banjo bolt to connect one caliper with another.
THe Suzuki these calipers came from used a double banjo at the caliper . didn't like that look aesthetically. Yuk So . . there's always this as well
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I bought these little adapters. $8 delivered. If all is well and I decided to go stainless lines and hoses later, maybe I don't need them.
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The front brakes are awesome now! I was able to get the 3/4" Big Twin MC mounted. Only issue ended up being the brake switch. It won't operate the stock brake switch in throttle housing. I'm using a Banjo switch as an easy solution. So I am sure my biggest problem was bad OEM MC. If it had been good, braking would have probably been alright, with the stock Roadtster MC. But now, with the 3/4" bore . .she stops and hard BIG SMILE !! Now on to the rear as that MC is no good as well.
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You can buy seperate banjos and bolts to make yourself a new brake line.
Regarding the splitter there's at least couple of ways to get rid of it.
1st make 2 separate brake lines from M/C to each calipers (using double banjo M/C bolt)
2nd use single brake line from M/C to one caliper and use double banjo bolt to connect one caliper with another.
Just don't route it in the spoke. LOL
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Just don't route it in the spoke. LOL
Definitely through the spokes to make sure that he will stop before he will even move!
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