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Dave6172
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:34 am    Post subject: SS brake line replacement advice Reply with quote

I'm installing a full set of SS brake lines on my 1997 K11LTand have all of them installed except the one from the front master cylinder to the union at the end of that line. Does anyone have any advice on replacing that line? TIA.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did it recently.
Didn't have any issues.
Found cleaning muck from around union a nuisance.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found it easier having the fuel tank pulled back for easier access.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ditto, remove the fuel tank. Amazingly bleeding was easy when I did it. Just filled the system with fluid and turned the bars until the master cylinder was at its highest position and most of the air found its own way out over a day or two.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remove the fuel tank, separate the wiring harness that covers the union, and a few inches back from that union is a metal clamp that hols the lines down, remove that to get some slack in it.

As above it was one of the easiest systems to bleed I ever worked on, probably because the lines were new and wide open.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got it done. Moved all of the electrical crap out of the way, took of the clamp on the hard lines and the rest was easy. Bleeding wasn't too bad. Bled from ABS unit, then calipers and back to ABS a couple of times and had a decent lever. I put a ty-wrap on the front lever and a day later I've got an (almost) full lever. Thanks again for all of the advice. I hate working on things, I'd much rather RIDE! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The union on mine is in front of radiator so no need to lift tank.
It's an LTSE 1994
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The connection for the line to the front calipers is over/in front of the radiator. The connection for the master to the ABS modulator is under the tank on the left side.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flying Duck wrote:
The connection for the line to the front calipers is over/in front of the radiator. The connection for the master to the ABS modulator is under the tank on the left side.

Isn't that a metal line??
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a "soft" line that comes out of the master cylinder that's joined under the left front tank to a metal line that goes the rest of the way to the ABS control unit under the seat.

Blue circle in this pic:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hate to admit this. ...............
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only got around to doing line from front master cylinder.
It's about 40mm shorter than original, as far as I can figure.
Didnt realise until I had it all connected and was checking movement
of handlebars.

K1100LTSE 1194

Anybody else find this - Goodridge ss lines
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

I got goodridge lines too and the lengths were a little odd.

One of the lines that goes to the caliper was a little shorted than the other. Thought that was a bit weird.

Always been happy with goodridge lines before but these dont seem to be quite so good.

The one under the tank was a nightmare for me. Even with the tank out of the way there was so little room to move the spanner.

And that line for me was also little shorter than the old one.
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is embarrassing. ....

I got on to Motorworks and told them line was short.
They were all eager to sorg ghe problem.

I gave them length of old line.
New one arrived, matched old one on the bench.

I took out new one and put in replacement.

I was taking a break from rummaging under tank and decided to compare
the one I took out with old one. They were same.

I haven't put tank back on yet.
It seems better. Maybe I took a different route with it.
I meant to tie a string on original before I took it out in
order to follow same route putting in new one!!!

I mailed thdm and confessed.
Haven't heard back yet.
Maybe they are calculating the price of my stupidity Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Several years ago 7,8, 9 I don't remember I ordered a kit from Speigler for my '96 K11RS and the lengths were wrong. A couple them were way wrong.

I don't know if they, Speigler, ever sorted out that issue and corrected the listed specs in their database.
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