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post #1 of 14 Old 09-06-2016, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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Installing 2" + brakeline for 2015 Vstrom 650

I can not for the life of me install adventuretech 2"+ brakeline. Just the top part going between forks to the first location. The problem is I can not get to the bolts to uninstall the original. There is another line from the block going back to somewhere under the tank. What do you do? Any video made or decent instructions. I do not have the manual so I can not see what is where. Those who have put them in, please reply and even send me an email to: vagabondslr42@aol.com

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post #2 of 14 Old 09-06-2016, 09:32 PM
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I'm no help as I have not done it. But you might post here: Have you installed a 2" Longer Brake Top Line? or give Rick of AdventureTech a call.

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Tried to call, no reply, but Rick did email me about getting help for installation. He put a request on this forum for people who did install to help out. Nice guy

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Any help out there?????

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Bump....I need this information also
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I remember it was tricky, and I went thru the trouble of unbolting the whole bracket that holds both blocks before discovering I didn't really need to. I did manage to get on the brake line fitting and loosen it. It was a little more tricky getting the new one on, and don't forget the little saucer shaped washer that goes in there. again, my memory isn't the best, but it seems there was a small bolt holding the brake line block to the bracket that holds them. I took that one out...now the block will move over a little allowing me to get a wrench from the bottom barely over the radiator and onto the brake line and loosen it. I dipped the little saucer shaped washer in brake fluid to help it stick in place while putting it back together, took me a few tries. Good luck
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Not sure if this will help.
http://www.galferusa.com/brake-line-...structions.pdf

Recently did the same thing (added risers & 2" extension), had to loosen the radiator to get at the block that connects to the hard line that goes below the gas tank. I came across a thread on here that had decent pictures, but can not seem to find it now.
Take your time and take lots of pictures.
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Galfer was NO help. I even called them and they do not get involved with the 2" extended line due to they only made it for Adventure Tech. They will not help you

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What about the bleeding of the lines, especially having ABS. Is there something special I have to do to bleed it? Need to KNOW!

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Please forgive the simplistic nature of this, but it seems like the problem has to be one of two things. Not enough torque being applied to break the fittings loose or turning the in the wrong direction.

At this point you probably want to throw something at me, but that's all it can be.

As above in your case for further disassembly may be needed to get a good grip on the parts.

Suzuki is notorious for over torquing stuff. Unlike Honda and the others, they rely on a human operated assembly line. I swear some of the variation we see is dependent on which little old Japanese lady is on which station that day.
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