When I change my FJR1300 front brake lines, is there a benefit in losing the 1 line splitting into 2 and fitting 2 seperate lines that go all the way from the master cylinder?
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It's cheaper for a start. Sometimes the splitter can hold an air bubble or two, making it a sod to bleed.
Would you need a new master cylinder to fit 2 unions to ? Its a bit extra weight.Get a Mity vac bleeder,Heine Gerrick sell em,makes bleeding a lot easier.Problem I've found with braided hoses (is that what you are fitting) cant clamp them if you need to disconnect calipers etc.Lose fluid and a worse re-bleed.
You would only need a longer banjo bolt and extra sealing washers to convert to a twin line set up. These should be supplied in any kit you buy, but it's worth making sure.
You could have one line down to the right caliper, then a short line over to the left caliper. This is how most new sports bikes seem to be set up.
And you CAN clamp braided hoses to avoid fluid loss if removing a caliper. Done it myself.
brake lines - the result
2 lines give better feel apparently, so thats what I got.
yes, cheaper too
thanks for the comments boys.
He-He!! Fancy trying it on a VFR?
I've looked long and hard at swapping to braided lines, but I ride a VFR VTEC with ABS. Many quotes are around the £300 mark! It's a mess of hoses down there so someone would need paying to fit the kit... more money...
I think I'll hold off a while longer...