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Ok, f*** me. I rebuilt both calipers and the master brake cylinder. Put everything back together and F*** ME! I ride to the gas station and fill her up. I ride a quarter of the way back, use the front brakes for the fifth or sixth time and F*** me! the front brake calipers stop working. I bang a little...ok a lot with a hammer just once for six seconds on each side and she rolls ok not perfect. I get her home under extreme throttle.

I'm thinking the brake lines are farted up. It just cannot be the Calipers as they were a work of art when I finished them.

The bike had been sitting since 91. Anyone think its the lines. Maybe they are collapsing and causes a vacuum in the system.

Try not get get me any madder than I already am please. ; ) I appreciate your help on this.

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I'm buying new brake lines. Looking for a sale. Thanks man

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HID lighting 35 Watt White
Chrome Slotted oval Mirrors
Chilhowee Tank Bra
Barons Big Air Kit
Vance & Hines Twin Slash staggered
EJK Gen 3 Electronic Jet Kit

1991 Vulcan 750 226 miles
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Custom brake lines and color choices too:

http://spieglerusa.com
I tried four times to order. Once from a different browser. Error...Could not reach host.

I'll order the kit tomorrow. Thanks man.

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HID lighting 35 Watt White
Chrome Slotted oval Mirrors
Chilhowee Tank Bra
Barons Big Air Kit
Vance & Hines Twin Slash staggered
EJK Gen 3 Electronic Jet Kit

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Lots of line sets on ebay, the Spiegler ones too.

Is the master cyl. clean? The tiny port gets plugged and holds pressure.

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Lots of line sets on ebay, the Spiegler ones too.

Is the master cyl. clean? The tiny port gets plugged and holds pressure.
Ya, that damn port! I used a pin to clean it out. I almost overlooked that at first but I bled the brake lines and all was good. I rethought the Spiegler and bought Galfer brake lines. They aren't as nice as the Spieglers but they are cheaper. I'm glad I couldn't put the order in last night for the Spieglers.

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HID lighting 35 Watt White
Chrome Slotted oval Mirrors
Chilhowee Tank Bra
Barons Big Air Kit
Vance & Hines Twin Slash staggered
EJK Gen 3 Electronic Jet Kit

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Spiegler brake lines
rebuilt calipers, master brake cylinder

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The Spiegler has three lines. this is kinda f ed up as the Galfer kit isn't specific but shows two lines. I even checked their catalog and it appears there's only two lines. I canceled my Galfer Kit order and put an order in for Spiegler lines.

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HID lighting 35 Watt White
Chrome Slotted oval Mirrors
Chilhowee Tank Bra
Barons Big Air Kit
Vance & Hines Twin Slash staggered
EJK Gen 3 Electronic Jet Kit

1991 Vulcan 750 226 miles
Spiegler brake lines
rebuilt calipers, master brake cylinder
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