83 GL1100 Installing new Braided Brake lines.??


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83 GL1100 Installing new Braided Brake lines.??

Postby velvetrider » Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:43 am



Got new Braided brake lines to go on rebuild.. Just thought I'd check to see if anyone has some
insight, tips, exclamations on this task.??



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Re: 83 GL1100 Installing new Braided Brake lines.??

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:48 am

There's not much to switching brake lines. It should come with new crush washers, and sometimes with banjo bolts as well. Do the lines one at a time. Match the line to make sure you're swapping out the correct one. Remove the old one, and as you remove it, route the new one to make sure the routing is identical - use a wire tie to fasten the old one to the new one if necessary before pulling out the old one. This will ensure the new one is routed correctly.

When installing the new one, use the new crush washers. Put one washer on the banjo bolt, put the banjo bolt through the line fitting, put the other washer on the end of the bolt sticking through, then screw it into the master cylinder or caliper. Make sure you torque the banjo bolts properly, 22 ft-lb.

When finished, bleed the brakes, and you're done. Be careful throughout the process to not allow brake fluid to contact painted surfaces.

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Re: 83 GL1100 Installing new Braided Brake lines.??

Postby blackomen » Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:41 pm

Where did you get your brake lines? I'm looking to do mine as well on my 83 interstate.
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Re: 83 GL1100 Installing new Braided Brake lines.??

Postby Grindl » Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:35 pm

I've done this to both my bikes , and got the lines , washers from J&P Cycle Products . I went with Goodrich lines as they were clear-coated and there was less chance of paint-rub damage . Just be careful when measuring lines , and take into account the length of banjo fittings when ordering the lines . As long as your original banjo bolts are in good shape , I would recommend using them over buying "new" ones .
IMO purchasing the 35 degree banjo fittings for the front calipers is a benefit to helping "shape" the lines to get them "around" the triangle shaped bracket on the lower fork leg . , and giving them a good "flex" position for front-end travel . The lines get that "looks right" , appearance also .

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Re: 83 GL1100 Installing new Braided Brake lines.??

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Re: 83 GL1100 Installing new Braided Brake lines.??

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:34 am

I put the HEL lines mentioned in the previous post on both my GL1100 and GL1500. They're excellent quality, and already cut and made exactly to fit.




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