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front flexible brake line leaking

Hi all, well as I mentioned in another post my front brake line was leaking, so I spent a bit of time on the net looking at different options, speiglars was best bang for buck, probably could land a full set for around $350.00. I then phoned up melbourne BMW and they quoted me $217.00 + freight for the front hose but it had to come from Germany, so today I drove an hour to a brake specialist and got a new one made up in 20 minutes cost me $70.00. I did a full brake flush at the same time and it seems ok.
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post #2 of 8 Old Sep 13th, 2013, 6:23 am
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Re: front flexible brake line leaking

One thing to remember that if one line is bad all the others will start going bad also. I would replace all of the lines if it was my bike. The new line will handle more pressure the the old lines. This is why most of us go with the Speigler lines.

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Any problem finding the "right" guy to build the new one Linton?

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Re: front flexible brake line leaking

Looks "the goods" to me Linton. I must admit, I just don't get it with the originals, they must be crap quality in the first place. A mate just this week commented to me that his R1150 front line was leaking too, he's 2 weeks away from a ride to Cairns.

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Re: front flexible brake line leaking

thanks Steve this was in the back of my mind I guess I will find out soon enough, Chris I made sure it was a brake specialist shop and not a general repair place, I sent them a photo and they said yep I can do that. It was not a perfect fit but very good, they don't seem to have any metric stuff so the straight end of the steel pipe was nipped off and a sae fitting was put on to match the t junction thread. Dennis the hose seems to be poorly located there is a lot of pressure on the hose just above the t junction when turning to the right, it seems to have failed from the constant bending while turning but as the stated many times on the site it may have broken down inside and collapsed, the remaining hoses look ok so I will leave them for now. I need a rear tyre as well, so many bills not enough money.. ah well Mr Rabbitt is in charge of the country now think about all that extra money we will have
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Interesting on the brake hose Linton, I know a bloke here in Tassie who makes the hydraulic clutch lines, but he won't make brake lines as they need some sort of certification according to him. Are you going to put a BS 020 on the rear ? I'm going that way when I finish off the current Metz, but I'll be staying with the Metz on the front, no problems there.

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Re: front flexible brake line leaking

No Dennis, I have been down the try different tyres on the bike road, I have had this bike since 2002 and I have tried them all, Radials are an absolute waste of time and money, yes they stick but on our highways, they just don't do the miles I wont use anything but Metz anymore, and I only get 12000km out of the rear. The last time I tried a radial I got 7000km (Avon) I haven't got the money to just throw it away on a radial, the Metz have proven time and again to be the highest mileage tyre at least for me.

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The BS 020 in bias belt was what I was referring to Linton, no, never radials, as you rightly concur. My present rear Metz has just over 12,000 Kms on it, almost all 2-up and across to WA and return (31 day trip). I've had problems with the Metz cracking open in the centre of the carcase, that's my only gripe with them.

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