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post #1 of 4 Old Nov 3rd, 2018, 4:38 pm Thread Starter
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Hi preference on stainless brake lines to be used for BMW 1200 lt Thanks Norm
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post #2 of 4 Old Nov 3rd, 2018, 5:31 pm
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Re: replacing brake lines

I am in post-processing after doing the replacement. Spieglers are probably the only option. I couldn't find a Galfer fitting. That was the easy part. I am trying to get my system bled after replacing, lol, and it is not cooperating. My BMW shop was going to charge 300 bucks for the bleed, right now it is looking cheap . If you are experienced at bleeding brakes probably not a biggie for you.

I should clarify I couldn't find a fitting for a 2003 LT from Galfer, not sure what year you have. 245 bucks for the Spieglers, probably easiest, most painless route.
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Re: replacing brake lines

Yes go with the Spieglers, great kit for the money and has just about everything you need for the job. Allow about a day for all the fiddly stuff.
When doing the front brake line make sure you remove the air intake tube on the right hand side, It will make getting to the connections up around the steering head all that much easier.
Also get yourself one of those special funnels to bleed the ABS unit. You can get them from Beemer Boneyard for about $35 and you almost can't do the job without one.

Not a hard job, just take your time and if you can get someone to help you it will make the job quicker.

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Re: replacing brake lines

Based on your previous posts, I take it you have a 2000 LT so the funnel is not usable on those earlier non servo brake systems. You either have to keep filling the reservoirs as you pump or push the fluid up from the calipers back through the system. I would go with the Spiegler SS braided as already mentioned. They cost less and flex less than the OEM rubber lines.
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