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Re: stainless steel braided brake lines
Reply #30 - 01/31/19 at 15:48:22
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davidpdx wrote on 01/31/19 at 13:34:22:
I also wounder about how difficult it is to re-sleeve it down to a smaller size as I have a good working master cylinder now.


Easy job if you have the machine tools, the hardest part is setting up the correct level of interference so that brake fluid doesn't leak out between the cylinder body and the sleeve.

Even if you pay a brake shop to do the sleeve it will still be cheaper than the cost of a new master cylinder.
  

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Re: stainless steel braided brake lines
Reply #31 - 03/29/19 at 20:28:35
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Well the R65 forum does it again. After putting new braided brake lines and organic pads on I was still not satisfied with my front brake. It turns out I had a 15mm master cylinder mounted. Thanks to Mrclubike and Tony for explaining the need for a smaller MC I bought a 12mm off a wrecked R65 and mounted it today. I can't quite lock up my front tire but it dives down hard and scrubs the speed off nicely. Thanks for all your help guys, what a great resource. You may not have saved my life but then again you might have. David
  

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Re: stainless steel braided brake lines
Reply #32 - 03/29/19 at 21:46:28
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You are Very Welcome
glad to help  Smiley
  

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