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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-31-2007, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Brake Lines

Might be a stupid question, but, I was wondering where to get brake lines for a 92 VN750? I am having the same problem as another person, I MityVac'd the front lines until I thought I was getting fresh, air free fluid, and the lines seem to tighten up overnight. So much that I can't squeeze the brake lever. I have also tried bleeding them numerous times and still goes back to the same thing. I tried the tied brake lever last night and still it seems stiff. I thought it might be constricted lines, as the bike was sitting for a little while before I bought it. Any thoughts? Thanks.
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-31-2007, 04:35 PM
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Could your calipers pistons be seized? Have you ridden the bike and used the front brakes?

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Where'd you get the stainless for < $100, and were they hard to replace?

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Yeah, I ride it everyday. But I have to make sure that I check the lever before I ride to make sure it's not really hard. I bleed a little out and I'm all set for a 100 mile ride, which I just did last weekend. I just don't get it. Are the pads supposed to be resting on the disc's? Or a little gap? It seems like I can hear the pads riding on the disc's, but I have pulled over mid-ride, 50 miles in or so, and the disc's arn't hot, at all. Sitting in traffic, riding for awhile, etc. I've cleaned it all up with BrakeCleen and it looks really good, but it is still stiffing up over time. I just don't get it. I'd like to get the new lines, but where did you get them for that price?
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I have seen them on Ebay, Galfer lines I believe is the name.
Buy it now for in the $80's

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Alright, I'll check it out. Anyone have an idea about what I said above? Thanks!
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There is not a space between the pads and the rotors, they do ride on the rotors normaly.
There is no pressure on them so no wear, you may hear a little but normal.

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Excellent, then I know that is correct. I just don't understand the lines/lever getting harder over night, even during the tied down brake lever trick. Do you think that it is air in the lines still? 2 flushes with a MityVac and it still isn't keeping "soft".
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You really dont want a soft brake.
How much can you squeese it.
You shouldnt be able to get it to the bars, my max brake is about half way to the bar, any farther and I would be afraid of locking the fr brake.
Air in the line will cause a soft feeling.

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Well it's different every time really, when it sits over night is when it get's really stiff and I cannot squeeze it one bit. But I can bleed a little fluid out and it will back off on pressure. Then it's fine to ride on. I have heard that you can flush rubbing alcohol through the lines, then put more DOT4 fluid back in it. Hopefully this would loosen up the junk and crap in the lines? Is this a good or bad idea, haven't done it yet?
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