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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-23-2013, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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changing brake lines ?

I getting ready to go with 11 in bars on my rg . whats the best way to get the new lines filled with least problems . thanks
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Maybe this is a dumb question but what do you mean by "filled"? Are you talking about bleeding the lines?

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Maybe this is a dumb question but what do you mean by "filled"? Are you talking about bleeding the lines?
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I just put new bars on and had to fill a completely empty system. I was going to use the syringe method (pushing fluid from caliper up to reservoir) but my buddy upon hearing this said he wanted to try his new Harbor Freight vacuum bleeder. That thing worked slick as hell. I didn't even have to touch up the job with traditional bleeding methods -- brakes were nice and firm right away.

This one looks like the one he used.


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If you have ABS you will need to take it to a HD dealer.

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If you have ABS you will need to take it to a HD dealer.
I swapped to my 14" chubbies and added a +8 brake cable and didn't take it to HD. I just used a line and bottle at the front brake and did a normal 1-man bleed with my ABS. My brakes work fine and have for the last 3k miles or so, a vacuum pump doesn't sound like a bad idea but for only 1 brake line I didn't use it.


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yeah I don't see why it would need to go to a dealer, now I have not done a Harley yet but I have bleed many many cars with ABS the old fashion way and never had an issue
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got a vacuum bleeder . i should be ok ,, thanks for the replys guys ..
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I swapped to my 14" chubbies and added a +8 brake cable and didn't take it to HD. I just used a line and bottle at the front brake and did a normal 1-man bleed with my ABS. My brakes work fine and have for the last 3k miles or so, a vacuum pump doesn't sound like a bad idea but for only 1 brake line I didn't use it.
I want to do the 14" outlawz. Why plus 8" on upper brake line? Also, how much on clutch cable. Thanks. How much wire extention did you use.

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+8 is too much on my 14" Monkey Bars


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