A “HOW TO GUIDE” for changing handlebars and risers or upgrading front brake lines.
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MEASURING AND ORDER BRAKE LINES
start by removing the abs block bracket. left side
loosen the right bolt
right side bracket lower bolt
ease out the electrical connector, if not already removed previously
loosen left side lower bolt
right side cable guides.
pull up to release.
the main harness going to the dash and light
pull up the harness to release from the guide.
cut the cable tie to get so you can remove the bracket
you should now remove the bracket.
this is the abs adapter number 1
remove the bolt
this will release the bracket on the left side
this is the flare connection for the brake line coming from the master cylinder. undo this connection if you are installing the MB brake line kit (coming soon)
this is abs adapter number 2 that goes to the brake caliper. undo this connection if you are installing the MB brake line kit (coming soon)
this is the main abs connection just ahead of the seat on the left side of the bike.
red line is coming from the master cylinder. green line is going to the caliper.
if you are not installing the MB brake line kit (coming soon) you can remove the brake lines from here.
use some paper towels as the lines will have fluid in them.
the flare connection removed.
for this project we will only change the line coming from the master cylinder. stay tuned for our own build where we will install the MB brake line kit for both lines.
once the flare conection is removed you can pull the line through
measure this length if you are not using the MB kit.
We however have changed the riser so the lengths will be different. so we temporarily fitted the bars and tied some cable to the master cylinder.
put a little tape about 30mm from the banjo hole., and feed a nice loop through the triple tree where you want the brake line to go.
line up the cable with the path you want your cable to take.
put another piece of tape about 20mm from the flare connection
measure the distance. You can now order the brake line closest to that length along with the banjo connection and copper washers for the master cylinder and the adapter for the flare connection. if you are changing the line to the caliper you can repeat this process laying the cable and measuring. if you are installing the MB brake line kit then you will only need to measure anything if you are changing your risers as all you will need to upgrade your lines will be provided, join us next time and we will be changing the risers and the steering bearings and of course re installing the lines.
see part 2 (handlebar removal) here
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