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Brake Lines

It all started with some air in my rear brake, bleed it then i saw the small leak i had in my rear line

No big deal, found a HEL line for the rear, it is shipped it will be with me in 3 days.

I was talking to a friend that suggested to do the front too since the back is gone the front will follow soon.

not to sure on his theory but hey why not , since I change one i will change the other.

My bike is a 99 with deadweight ABS

I called the place that they shipped my rear line and they prefer to send the old line and they send me new ones... but that it will take time and i just want ride my bike ...(i do have a back-up bike my old 91 VFR but is not the same)


So my questions is.. are the brake lines in front standart ? i saw them on e-bay..the HEL guys knew thei stuff tho...any suggestions ?
should i worry about the front ?
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I bought a set of Spieglers and failed to mention that the handlebars were above the triple tree, so the main line from the master cylinder to the brakes was about 2" short. This is on an 04 BCR without ABS.
Also, some time in the production cycle BMW changed brake fittings and calipers.
So, I spent 2 weeks waiting for a new line.
I would suggest that you send them the old ones to insure correct length and fittings.
I think you'll be better off in the long run. Stainless fronts have a much better feel, no more sponginess, just consistent feel and reaction.
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I bought a set of Spieglers and failed to mention that the handlebars were above the triple tree, so the main line from the master cylinder to the brakes was about 2" short. This is on an 04 BCR without ABS.
Also, some time in the production cycle BMW changed brake fittings and calipers.
So, I spent 2 weeks waiting for a new line.
I would suggest that you send them the old ones to insure correct length and fittings.
I think you'll be better off in the long run. Stainless fronts have a much better feel, no more sponginess, just consistent feel and reaction.
thanks for confirming my initial taught


I will go with HEL since they did my rear one, anyways not a big diff betwen Spieglers and HEL

Frustrating part is not to have the bike for such small details
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replace both - my '99 got its initial leak right at the banjo at the bar last fall. Sprayed my fairing. Fortunately I was at home and quickly soaped the bike down. My right turn pod has spotting but it could have been disastrous if it had happened on a ride. I got Speigler's, I have my bars above the triples and specified that - they came the correct length.
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replace both - my '99 got its initial leak right at the banjo at the bar last fall. Sprayed my fairing. Fortunately I was at home and quickly soaped the bike down. My right turn pod has spotting but it could have been disastrous if it had happened on a ride. I got Speigler's, I have my bars above the triples and specified that - they came the correct length.

yeah i got the same setup (bars above triple)

do you remember from where you got the lines (website) ?

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I got Speigler's, I have my bars above the triples and specified that - they came the correct length.
Ditto for my '99 - the Spieglers work GREAT!
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