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post #1 of 4 Old 09-26-2018, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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How to install Brake line extention

Need to install Gaffers 2" top brake line extention due to risers. Bought it from AdventureTech and they do not give very good instructions. Do I need to bleed the whole system or can I basically due just the top half.? Thanks

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Better to bleed the whole line, it's going to take a lot of pumping to fill the new empty line. Lots of air is going to be present.

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So what is the best procedure to doing the whole system. Any video worth watching?

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I suppose "goodness" of the instructions depends on the mechanical skills of the users, and often unnecessary trepidation can make the process seem more complex thn it really is, but we have the full Galfer instructions posted here.

2012 + , 2017+ DL650 - AdventureTech, LLC.

The top line is line "A."

Yes, you need to bleed the whole front system after opening any portion of that system. There are many videos on You tube showing how to bleed brakes, but since you have a cross over line follow this guidance given previously by Greywolf.

Start with the left front caliper then do the right front. If that doesn't do it, you probably have an air bubble in the master cylinder. If that is the case, you can tie back the lever overnight. If that still doesn't do it, crack the master cylinder banjo bolt while applying a little lever pressure with a rag under it to absorb the leakage and quickly tighten it again.

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