R1 Caliper swap help???? - 600RR.net
Troubleshooting Having trouble with your bike? Common know issues or trobuleshooting questions here.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-03-2008, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
AMA Supersport Racer
 
1000hio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 592
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 31 reviews
R1 Caliper swap help???? Problem Solved!!!!

I put R1 calipers and 330mm galfer wave rotors on my 05 cbr600rr. My stock setup had the brake lines with the ends rotated 90 degrees from each other. Well, the lines mount to the R1 calipers different. I need a set of lines with both ends facing the same direction. I cant just twist the lines, it doesn't work that way. Any ideas of a set of lines that will work? Any hints?

Last edited by 1000hio; 08-03-2008 at 09:38 PM.
1000hio is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-03-2008, 04:44 PM
Demented
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
All lines should work. Just turn them to the right position then tighten.
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-03-2008, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
AMA Supersport Racer
 
1000hio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 592
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 31 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Demented View Post
All lines should work. Just turn them to the right position then tighten.
No, it doesn't work that way. Have you ever tried to twist a braided brake line? It coils and gets shorter.
1000hio is offline  
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-03-2008, 08:31 PM
Demented
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1000hio View Post
No, it doesn't work that way. Have you ever tried to twist a braided brake line? It coils and gets shorter.
Then why not undo and adjust it at the m/c to make it work correctly?
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-03-2008, 08:32 PM
Moto GP Racer
 
MXRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 9,216
Thanks: 70
Thanked 144 Times in 91 Posts
Feedback Score: 17 reviews
u should be able to twist the end, its tough, but my goodridge lines can twist.
i had to rotate one of mine 180* to get it to fit right.
MXRider is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-03-2008, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
AMA Supersport Racer
 
1000hio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 592
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 31 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Demented View Post
Then why not undo and adjust it at the m/c to make it work correctly?
It didn't make any difference. It puts a kink in the line no matter how you adjust it. See before and after pics. The end needs rotated 90 degrees.

Last edited by 1000hio; 08-08-2008 at 10:16 AM.
1000hio is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-03-2008, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
AMA Supersport Racer
 
1000hio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 592
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 31 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by MXRider View Post
u should be able to twist the end, its tough, but my goodridge lines can twist.
i had to rotate one of mine 180* to get it to fit right.
Do you mean you twisted the fitting on the end of the line?
1000hio is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-03-2008, 09:02 PM
Moto GP Racer
 
MXRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 9,216
Thanks: 70
Thanked 144 Times in 91 Posts
Feedback Score: 17 reviews
yes, u hold the bottom of the line and twist the fitting only.
just be careful.

i did mine a while ago and 0 problems, or even the slightest sign of seeping from the fitting.
MXRider is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-03-2008, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
AMA Supersport Racer
 
1000hio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 592
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 31 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by MXRider View Post
yes, u hold the bottom of the line and twist the fitting only.
just be careful.

i did mine a while ago and 0 problems, or even the slightest sign of seeping from the fitting.
I was thinking a set of lines form an 07-08 600RR would work. Aren't the lines coming off the bottom of the MC instead of the side? i think it would work as long as the lines mount to the calipers in the same location as an 05-06.
I'd rather find a set that is already that way. I can't afford a line failure at the end of the back stretch at Mid-Ohio.

Last edited by 1000hio; 08-03-2008 at 09:11 PM.
1000hio is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-03-2008, 09:09 PM
Moto GP Racer
 
MXRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 9,216
Thanks: 70
Thanked 144 Times in 91 Posts
Feedback Score: 17 reviews
yes the RR7 has the lines coming out the bottom of the MC instead of the left side, however the lines are about 15mm longer.
Spiegler makes lines w/ easy twisting fittings, but u should be fine twisting the lines u already have.
MXRider is offline  
post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-03-2008, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
AMA Supersport Racer
 
1000hio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 592
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 31 reviews
Thanks for the info. 15mm shouldn't hurt. Better longer than shorter. Do the lines on the 07-08 calipers mount in the same location as the 05-06 ones? See pic #1 in previous post.
1000hio is offline  
post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-03-2008, 09:24 PM
Moto GP Racer
 
MXRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 9,216
Thanks: 70
Thanked 144 Times in 91 Posts
Feedback Score: 17 reviews
yes, they have the same caliper fitting placement.
MXRider is offline  
post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-03-2008, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
AMA Supersport Racer
 
1000hio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 592
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 31 reviews
Well, I was on Galfers website and low and behold, they are made to rotate at the ends. No need to get new lines or worry about turning them. I just went out in the shop, rotated them, amd mounted them to the calipers. All is good. I had no clue that galfer lines could be rotated. Sorry I was leary your advice MXRider and I owe you a cold one for saving me $100 on a new set of lines.
1000hio is offline  
post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-03-2008, 09:37 PM
Moto GP Racer
 
MXRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 9,216
Thanks: 70
Thanked 144 Times in 91 Posts
Feedback Score: 17 reviews
no problem bro^
glad i could help.
MXRider is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the 600RR.net forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome