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BIMMERSTAAD
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I just bought some Russell SS Brake Lines and wanted to see if there is a helpfull do-it-yourself forum on the install for an 01' Gixxer 1000...or does anyone have a very detailed description of the install?

any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Kawpuke Extraordinare!
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Well make sure you use a brand new sealed container of brake fluid. Keep plenty of paper towels and rags around. Some brake wash wouldn't hurt either. Remove the lines being carefull not to get any brake fluid on the paint or the wheels. If you get some on the paint or wheels pretty much as long as you wipe it off quickly and clean it well you will be allright.

Get all the old brake fluid out of the resevoir as well. Check your new brake lines, one should be longer than the other, thats the one that goes on the left. You will want to mock up fitment before you tighten down anything. Main thing to look for is the banjo eyelet to fit flush against the brake caliper and the master cylinder. If its twisted and wont sit flush you can probably twist the eyelet a little bit to get it sit flush. If so your gonna have to use some pliers and soft rag right below the eyelet to keep the line from spinning. Then use a screw driver thru the eyelet and turn it clockwise only enough so that the eyelet sits flush on the master cylinder and brake caliper. Tighten the lines down making sure you use the new crush washers that come with the brake lines. There should be an extra long banjo bolt, that goes up at the master cylinder end where the two brake lines attach. Should be master cylinder, washer, brakeline,washer,brakeline,washer,banjo bolt in that order..


Fill up the master cylinder and bleed the brakes. Helps to have friend do that part.

Good luck...
 

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BIMMERSTAAD
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Thanks for the info...........as far as bleeding......and suggestions or step by steps on that?

Thaks again,
 

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how bout dem deadskins
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after replacing the lines, fill up the brake reservoir, pump pump pump then open the nipple on the caliper, & repeat till you see start seeing the fluid coming out of the nipple.. its kinda hard to do yourself so buy a 12 pack & invite a stripper to help out.
 

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BIMMERSTAAD
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oh .......do any of you have a preference between Russell and Goodridge.......I ordered Godridge but the Russell lines came in....the guy at the shop told me that thye are both equally good!
What do you think?
 
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