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Can't fix leaky brake lines...AHHHH
I've had these goodridge lines for a while now, and it's starting to rattle my walnuts that I have to bleed them at least once a month--they even start to go soft a week after bleeding. I remember originally right after the install I found an obvious spot that was leaking, which I tightened up and that's great but I have still had problems ever since and I cannot for the life of me see any other leaks. Plus I've torqued and retorqued everything and all the fittings look dry as a bone...I mean there's only so many things to check on two front brake lines.
The one part I'm suspicious of is the highlighted part in the image I attached. There's a really long nut that connects the braided line to the = master-cylinder banjo bolt attachment elbow thingy, but next to that is a much thinner nut which has me confused. This is where the original leak was from, and the thing is that it seems like I can keep turning and turning it without it ever really stopping, which worries me that I'm not supposed to and it might get damaged. I was wondering if anyone knows what it's for or how it works or whether I should have to tighten it or not. Of course it's not at all mentioned in the instructions which makes me think it's not something I should have had to touch, but I remember after first putting them on that the um, mini-nut from the one line where it was leaking was a lot looser than the other.
I tried calling Goodridge but the dude was useless-- it took him 20 minutes to figure out I wasn't talking about a car. Then he just wanted me to take them off the bike, and mail them back so they could look them over and tell me everything's fine? Screw that....
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Goodridge SS lines - Vesrah RJL's
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