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Old 04-01-2013, 08:30 AM   #12
ridewv
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Location: West Virginia
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My friend's failed on his 2008 GS while riding. What happens is a straight steel line makes a 90 degree elbow to a fitting. Brake fluid heating and cooling causes the line to slightly expand and contract (lengthen/shorten) which stresses it at the fitting causing it to crack there.
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