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Old 04-04-2012, 01:08 PM   #916
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To answer that take a look at how far back your chain adjusters are. Mine are quite a way back already so I'd probably have to remove a link. YMMV.
I would use the stock chain length until I knew I couldn't tighten the chain enough. Even if the adjusters are far back, removing a link might make it too short.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:48 PM   #917
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Where are you guys on your alignment marks currently? I'm at 3rd dot from the rear, with a 16T. Put on a 15T, and was at 2 dots from the rear. Put the 16T back on for a trip, and back to 3rd dot. Swapping sprockets takes about 5 minutes, not including chain adjustment.
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:54 PM   #918
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I don't know where to find it yet, but I plan on putting dual brake lines on my front. These pictures show the split at the top & the lines run down one on each tube. That way you can run without a front fender and nothing will happen.



I have a local company ready to make my braided dual brake lines for about $120.00 and I am ready to pull the trigger on this but, I can not find any braket for the lower end of the fork for the brake lines to go through. Anybody know who might make what I need ?
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:47 PM   #919
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I have a local company ready to make my braided dual brake lines for about $120.00 and I am ready to pull the trigger on this but, I can not find any braket for the lower end of the fork for the brake lines to go through. Anybody know who might make what I need ?
do you have ABS?
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:48 PM   #920
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do you have ABS?
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:58 PM   #921
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no
just use some zip ties, here is some more pics.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=740549
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:59 PM   #922
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just use some zip ties, here is some more pics.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=740549
Yah but that would be to easy. I would think that there would be some sort of clamp or guide available that would fit the forks and also hold the brake line. Sure would not want the brake line to slip and catch a nobbie, that would kind of defeat the whole purpose...
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:17 PM   #923
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Is there a problem doing the brake line replacement if I have abs? If not I'd like to order a pair as well and ditch my front fender...
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:28 AM   #924
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I can not find any braket for the lower end of the fork for the brake lines to go through. Anybody know who might make what I need ?
Take a trip round your Enduro bike dealer. I remember my XR Hondas having a steel loop around the fork legs with a plastic insert to guide the brake line. More modern bikes should have something similar.
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Old 04-06-2012, 03:45 AM   #925
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Easypeasy, you want the brake line slack to be at the top. I have not done mine yet, but you should be able to install everything with the front tire off the ground (forks fully extended) & have the correct amount of slack.



DirtRoamer, the ABS version will require running the brake lines to the ABS unit & from the unit to the front wheel. Also, to correctly bleed the ABS unit you will need a dealer tool.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:10 AM   #926
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Easypeasy, you want the brake line slack to be at the top. I have not done mine yet, but you should be able to install everything with the front tire off the ground (forks fully extended) & have the correct amount of slack.



DirtRoamer, the ABS version will require running the brake lines to the ABS unit & from the unit to the front wheel. Also, to correctly bleed the ABS unit you will need a dealer tool.

yah what he said
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:26 AM   #927
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Yah but that would be to easy. I would think that there would be some sort of clamp or guide available that would fit the forks and also hold the brake line. Sure would not want the brake line to slip and catch a nobbie, that would kind of defeat the whole purpose...
I used a KTM brake hose guide and attached it to the fender mounting bracket http://www.ktm-parts.com/60013025100.html

Here's where I got the idea: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41610



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DirtRoamer, the ABS version will require running the brake lines to the ABS unit & from the unit to the front wheel. Also, to correctly bleed the ABS unit you will need a dealer tool.
If you're only changing the lines, there shouldn't be a need to bleed the ABS. (This from 2 Triumph techs). The ABS unit is a closed system until the servo's are activated. Just bleed the brakes the normal way.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:55 AM   #928
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Is there a problem doing the brake line replacement if I have abs? If not I'd like to order a pair as well and ditch my front fender...
I personally think the low fender is hideous and takes away from the 'bad ass-ness' of the bike, but you might want to reconsider getting rid of the fender all together. That beak is prob not going to keep much off of you or the bike, especially when you turn the wheel to the side. There are some advrider threads that discuss some high fender options on different bikes that you can get some ideas from so you can get rid of that ugly low fender without sacrificing rain/mud protection.

What I did in an effort to salvage and save money, is cut the fork guards off the fender. I reinforced them so they wouldnt vibrate against the forks and mounted them. I relocated the fender under the lower triple tree with U bolts. Looks much much better. I have parts getting painted right now so I haven't been able to give it a thorough test. We'll see how it works and holds up!

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Old 04-06-2012, 11:31 AM   #929
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I personally think the low fender is hideous and takes away from the 'bad ass-ness' of the bike, but you might want to reconsider getting rid of the fender all together. That beak is prob not going to keep much off of you or the bike, especially when you turn the wheel to the side. There are some advrider threads that discuss some high fender options on different bikes that you can get some ideas from so you can get rid of that ugly low fender without sacrificing rain/mud protection.

What I did in an effort to salvage and safe money, is cut the fork guards off the fender. I reinforced them so they wouldnt vibrate against the forks and mounted them. I relocated the fender under the lower triple tree with U bolts. Looks much much better. I have parts getting painted right now so I haven't been able to give it a thorough test. We'll see how it works and holds up!
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:54 PM   #930
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