**HEL BRAIDED LINES AND BREMBO M/C**
got a phone call mid week, it was the guy with my font whhels, he was finished, so off i went in the car to pick them up. the finish was amazing, better then the machesini spacers i reckon. lifted the wheel in, slide the spindle through..... perfect fit!
started fitting the calipers back on the then realise they would go back on. took the wheel back out and measure the brake disc ditance, then checked it against the oem wheel, the difference was about 9mm. so the next morning i rang the machesini importer, they were useless. no help at all. so back to the machining shop. and he is making new disc carriers
for me. ( watch this space)
so i then looked it wot i had sitting in my box of parts. still had my brembo 19x20 radial master cylinder sitting there. before i fitted i wanted to check if my hel braided lines from my old bike would fit. well the fronts are to short due to the bars being 10mm higher, and the rear line from the old bike is way to long, didn't wanted catching on anything or sticking to the exhaust. by the way with my rearsets the standard line was way to short!!
so i contacted hel performance www.h-e-l.co.uk/
they made me a custom rear line at 45cm long including the fittings and they already had the measurements for a 2 line set-up at the front. so i ordered black lines with black stainless steel fittings. (never get alli fitting cos they corrode from the inside out with and rain snow etc. next thing u know they go pop and your in the hedge!)
so i was up til 1.30 am on friday night/saturday morning fitting and bleeding them. it took alot longer than expected. the rear was simple. always is.
i know people have been having leaking issues with the G-Craft. i have had none. don't know if its because of the seal kit. not really sure. anyway it works.
now the front is wot took all my evening away from me, and put me in the bad books with my missus due to telling her it will only take an hour and it taking 4.
the problem with new bikes is that they have less and less space to put thing year on year. this wasn't really the issue but it added to them. the issue was that the standard resevoir bottle mounts to the the oem master cylinder. so i up routed my garage to find something to make bracket out of, to bolt the resevoir bottle to but also to have it sit high enough above the master cylinder to have clearance and to have a smooth flow of brake fluid.
after much frustration, i ended up taking the oem mounting bracket, a hammer, a flat edge and beating it flat. this was the solution. i mounted it to the bottle then i bolted to bracket to the top yoke pinch bolt. at last i was getting somewhere.
fitted up the lines and brake light switch and got them bleed up with the compressor at 1 am. my neighbours must love me!
the result this system is soooo solid, never felt brakes like it. the lever is soo firm. love it.
and here are the lines with black fitting. think the look wicked.