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Old 01-27-2013, 11:17 PM   #31
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I know I didn't imagine the difference or I wouldn't have gone through the trouble of making the tooling for cutting the seat.
At least I sure hope so................
Guess I'll have to take a close like as you suggest. But I've never had a problem, and I've built a few of these and used left ones on the right side.

Also I seem to recall both the hard brake line and the bleed nipple being roughly the same shape and angle on the end.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:53 AM   #32
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Sounds like you have more experience on this subject than me since I've only done one, mine.
That makes me wonder whether somebody seriously overtorqued either one of the fittings on the used left caliper I bought. That may have resulted in the deformation of the seat. Since the bleed nipple is solid steel while the brake line is a compression fitting they may have left different witness marks.
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:10 AM   #33
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Yeah, I've done five or six of them over the years. The first one was my R90 back in 94. I totally forgot to check out one of the spare calipers, but I suspect your suspicion may be true.
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:06 PM   #34
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i should check with my favorite welding AND machining guru in SanJose and see if he wants to do some of these.
He's done it already, (iirc) and is WELL versed in BMW motorcycle modifications.
I should check to see how many i have. It might be "cheaper by the dozen" so to speak.
I know this is an old thread but... can you tell me who your buddy in SanJose is? I would like to have him modify a leg.
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:42 PM   #35
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I'm sorry to have to tell you that wirewrkr passed away sometime ago. May have been two years now or it's been close to two years at least. He was a really much loved very active member of this community.

Maybe somebody else here will tell the name of a good machinist or even the one Robert knew in San jose. Where are you Motoman711?

I think that most if not all the info needed to do the mod is in this thread. I was always the most proud of this one because it seems so simple. At least in principle.
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