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PostSubject: Braking (& clutch) news   Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:44 pm

These just landed on my doorstep Wink . Will fit them & share the experience once I get some proper reservoirs & the 10mm mirror clamps- ordered two identical capacity black Rizoma plus black supports as IMHO the OEM ones that came with cheap deal on pair of MCs look like Laurel & Hardy.  Already owe a big thanks to Mark & Phang for the guidance in previous thread.....any further sagely wisdom before I start always welcome !

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PostSubject: Re: Braking (& clutch) news   Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:00 pm

oooh shiny stuff Paul!!

I wait to see if all they do is slow you down.......
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PostSubject: Re: Braking (& clutch) news   Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:37 pm

Starting to fit these starting with the brake (RCS19). The new brake switch for this comes with two bullet connectors at the end of a brown & a grey wire to connect it inside the dash and the wires are moulded into the switch. The old switch has spade connectors at the switch end.....

...so I took apart dash hoping to find connectors but the old switch Green-yellow & green wires run continuously down into the wiring loom.

Just checking how anyone else dealt with this - I'm thinking just splice the new wires somewhere in the dash & that it doesn't matter which way around ??
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PostSubject: Re: Braking (& clutch) news   Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:14 pm

Just ran the experiment & switch is agnostic to polarity of the wires .....I'll solder it in the dash area rather than go buying bullets Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Braking (& clutch) news   Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:15 pm

It's been that long I can't remember how I did mine. Soldering is my default setting. Very Happy





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PostSubject: Re: Braking (& clutch) news   Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:38 am

They look really sharp.
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PostSubject: Re: Braking (& clutch) news   Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:06 pm

Despite some other threads here & elsewhere (plus the guzzitech store !) suggest you can fit these MCs with the HEL adapter & keep original brake lines in place.....I've got stock bars and brakelights but it doesn't work for me Crying or Very sad . There just isn't enough (any actually) in the brake lines to move the extra inch to the end of the adapter.....now launches more decisions around brakeline fittings (keep or ditch the HEL adapter), colour etc.....and I haven't even checked the clutch line yet (gulp)[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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PostSubject: Re: Braking (& clutch) news   Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:39 pm

Paul, where did you get your throttle cable rubbers? they look new and mine have corroded and dissapeared
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PostSubject: Re: Braking (& clutch) news   Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:40 pm

i have just realised i have used the word rubbers in a post to PaulBrice, brace yourselves!
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PostSubject: Re: Braking (& clutch) news   Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:40 pm

They are original ones from 2009 Very Happy ; just haven't perished for some reason !
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PostSubject: Re: Braking (& clutch) news   Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:43 pm

Now struggling to find custom brakelines - probably go goodridge buildaline despite too many connections IMHO
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PostSubject: Re: Braking (& clutch) news   Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:25 am

Why struggling?
(Got mine from this shop)
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PostSubject: Re: Braking (& clutch) news   Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:14 am

Thanks; didn't see pro-brake so went HEL ......I've ordered but struggling was stuff like: two separate lines co-joined with long banjo bolt at MC (RCS brake only comes with long bolt so sort of std approach) vz keeping T behind headlamp & single line to MC; using the HEL adapter at MC or chucking it and changing banjo shape & position; how much extra line is really needed; whether the (big looking) three way junctions will actually fit behind the headlamp; whether to go female or male or mixed T junction; fixed or swivel; different junction options; colours; other finish options....

Good thing is the clutch line reaches OK with HEL adapter so I don't have to take off rear wheel & shock (a-fckn-gain) to remove that banjo. Also good because limits colours back to original & HEL adapter & single line to match both sides... I'm fitting clutch pressure switch to see if that works to replace micro-switch.
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PostSubject: Re: Braking (& clutch) news   Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:10 am

I see. To be honest I just replaced the stock lines, keeping the standard cylinders -and put way less thought into that. Except for the color...
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PostSubject: Re: Braking (& clutch) news   Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:32 am

So did you use three way connector with Male-female joints or did they custom make a (smaller) three way junction ?. I'm waiting for the bits to see how it fits with joints Question
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PostSubject: Re: Braking (& clutch) news   Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:03 pm

Can't find good pictures anymore, but they made me a custom (pressure-grouted) three way junction, that's basically the same size as the original.

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PostSubject: Re: Braking (& clutch) news   Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:40 pm

That looks neat; I'll post some pics of the monster joint I get on Friday
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PostSubject: Re: Braking (& clutch) news   Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:34 am

Brake lines arrived this morning so loose fitted it all ready for putting fluid in later. HEL lines are quite a bit thicker than original ones so I had to file the brake line clamp out to fit. The T fits fine & I left the bolt on bracket rather than grind it off the T.  Pictures here so far incl brake MC before I started (h/l & screen still off) - I'll be writing it up so can post anybody the full details in a week or so.

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PostSubject: Re: Braking (& clutch) news   Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:03 pm

All done, fluids in and bled plus screen & h/l on - all fits easily.  Did this to replace heavy clutch aching my left hand (hurt it hitting a car fast on bicycle) and the clutch is much lighter and easier now !.  Tried to minimise reservoir and brackets looking too 'aftermarket' & would prefer them to sit lower but only way for that is long pipes &/or moving them behind the bars (or too expensive integrated reservoirs on-line). With the RCS MCs, reservoirs, clutch pressure switch, brackets & the brake lines cost GBP £750 all in...
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PostSubject: Re: Braking (& clutch) news   Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:09 pm

Looks great Paul. Big improvement that is on my short list too. I can't understand why the OEMs insist on using these reservoirs that begin to leak and corrode the minute the bikes leave the showroom. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Braking (& clutch) news   Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:43 pm

I have a set of the Brembo's in a box ready to install. I am now feeling awfully intimidated by this job and might take it to a shop to get it done.
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