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Old 10-10-2012, 10:46 PM   #56
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Location: On a RTW ride - currently SE Asia on the way to OZ
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Originally Posted by guzzimike View Post
What I did was take the long banjo bolt from the (LH?) caliper, and use that with 2 banjos stacked up the top, then use the short bolt from up the top on the caliper.
Hope that makes sense.
You have to be careful to get the orientation of the banjos right at each end, as you can't twist these lines.
I took mine to the shop that builds them and let them loose.
Picked the bike up ready to roll an hour later. $A100

Where does your brake line flex when the fork compresses with your setup, is it between the caliper and the zip tie on the bottom of the upper tube?

If that's the case I think that's a bad idea, over time the metal banjo bolt will work harden, get stress cracks and eventually fail. You want some strain relief there, normally by fixing the line from the caliper to the fork guards, so the flex is only above them.
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LukasM screwed with this post 10-11-2012 at 01:35 AM
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