Dual piston brake upgrade long brake lines

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Dual piston brake upgrade long brake lines

Postby north54 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:21 pm

I've just finished upgrading to dual piston brakes and new lines. I've got a question for whoever has done this job using the Russell 7" long steel brake lines: My upper line is very long compared to the original rubber one and touches the frame. I assume over time it might cause the line to wear down.

Any users having an issue of wear and tear on their lines because of this?

Thanks.
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Dual piston brake upgrade long brake lines

Postby Growlerbearnz » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:15 pm

No experience with this specific brake line, but could you slip a bit of rubber pipe over it where it touches? Or bend the tabs to re-angle the line?
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Postby north54 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:35 pm

Growler look at my setup if I bend anything on it it breaks from rust! :-D I'll try the rubber boot thanks!
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Postby Growlerbearnz » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:34 pm

LOL fair enough! I'm a big fan of the split rubber hose, held on with a cable tie or two.
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Postby takeuchi » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:15 pm

When I have a moment I'll check mine as I did not cover mine with anything.

How do the brakes feel?

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Postby north54 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:28 pm

takeuchi wrote:When I have a moment I'll check mine as I did not cover mine with anything.

How do the brakes feel?

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Spongy as usual but a noticeably quicker response to stopping. Pads haven't bedded either so hopefully it gets better. I'll have to bleed them again and maybe adjust the rear drums.

Never got to changing out the rear hose to the metal Russell one so I'll do that before bleeding them again.
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Dual piston brake upgrade long brake lines

Postby takeuchi » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:08 am

north54 wrote:
takeuchi wrote:When I have a moment I'll check mine as I did not cover mine with anything.

How do the brakes feel?

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Spongy as usual but a noticeably quicker response to stopping. Pads haven't bedded either so hopefully it gets better. I'll have to bleed them again and maybe adjust the rear drums.

Never got to changing out the rear hose to the metal Russell one so I'll do that before bleeding them again.
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Postby Growlerbearnz » Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:45 pm

Tidy! Here's how I made the bracket work:

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Bending the steel brake line is a bit tricky though, you have to be careful to bend it on as large a radius as you can, otherwise it'll kink and then you have to replace it.
Nothing says "poor workmanship" more than wrinkles in the duct tape.


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