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Hi All,

I just got done installing Galfer brake lines on my '04 R1. I ran into some issues and wanted to share and hopefully save some folks a bit of frustration.

The top banjo bolt for the '04 Brembo master cylinder bolts from the bottom, which is tricky enough to deal with. However, even worse, with a bulkier double-line aftermarket setup, there is basically NO clearance between the fork leg and the throttle cables to get the banjo bolt aligned and threaded in. After a lot of cursing, I realized the only reasonable way to get the bolt in was to disassemble the throttle cable housing so I could move the throttle cables out of the way.

That said, the top bleeder on the Brembo MC is a great addition, and I've never had an easier time bleeding a brake system (once I got the damn lines on). My brake lever is hard as a rock now :)
 

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Nice of you to share Ex Honda guy
very impressed with these brakes seems like at 60mph it can stop in about 60" Swweeet !
 

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Thanks for the info!:thumbup I have a set on the way.:D
 

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Great info! Hey are the 04 lines the same as the 02-03 or do I have to find 04 lines? Oh duh, here's an easier question.... Where did you get your lines? :2bitchsla
I have Goodridge SS lines on the 02 and I love 'em...
 

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Yes. I would also like to know if you can use the 02-03 lines on the 04´R1?
 

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ExHondaGuy said:
Hi All,

I just got done installing Galfer brake lines on my '04 R1. I ran into some issues and wanted to share and hopefully save some folks a bit of frustration.

The top banjo bolt for the '04 Brembo master cylinder bolts from the bottom, which is tricky enough to deal with. However, even worse, with a bulkier double-line aftermarket setup, there is basically NO clearance between the fork leg and the throttle cables to get the banjo bolt aligned and threaded in. After a lot of cursing, I realized the only reasonable way to get the bolt in was to disassemble the throttle cable housing so I could move the throttle cables out of the way.

That said, the top bleeder on the Brembo MC is a great addition, and I've never had an easier time bleeding a brake system (once I got the damn lines on). My brake lever is hard as a rock now :)
Thanks for the heads-up :thumbup.
 

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I was going to do the same project this weekend, assuming my bike gets here this week:) I also got the galfer lines, what was the big bleeding bolt for? Or will it be obvious once I get the bike? Thanks for the info!!!:thumbup :dunno
 

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EE8 said:
Yes. I would also like to know if you can use the 02-03 lines on the 04´R1?
Since nobody answers I assume that they will fit?! I supose they do, just wanted to confirm with someone who maybe already tried.:dunno
 
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