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Old 05-23-2015, 04:58 PM   #1
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Question 1150GS Galfer steel brake lines too long

I'm installing new Galfer steel brake lines on my 2001 1150 GS. Part number FK003D265-5 - claims to fit "BMW R1150Gs ABS front & rear 99-02." I have all lines connected but they don't seem right. In particular, both lines connecting to the front brake calipers seem too long. In order to fit them I had to route them differently than stock. Notice in the pic how the line is routed through the fender mount. The other side is the same. The right side just would not go on without routing like this. The left side would go on but not easy. Is this how Galfer intends it to be?
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Old 05-23-2015, 05:03 PM   #2
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Here is the right side.
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Old 05-23-2015, 07:22 PM   #3
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Did you contact Galfer before asking here? What did they say?
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Old 05-23-2015, 07:43 PM   #4
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You need to contact them. Do you still have your OEM lines? Try comparing them side by side with a ruler. Take pictures and send them to them.

I had the same issue with my Galfers and they fixed it for me. Additionally, the top line from the MC to the ABS unit was too tight...needed an extra inch and I don't even have bar risers! To Galfers credit, they also made this right.

Hopefully that picture is a dry fit and not taken post bleed! Don't ask me how I figured this out......

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Old 05-23-2015, 09:50 PM   #5
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Call Chris at Galfer 805 988-2900 ext 114. There is a manufacture date on your bike, this will determine which lines you need. I had the same problem but in reverse, my front lines were too short. I talked to Chris and he new exactly what the problem was. I just sent them back to galfer and am waiting on the new lines.
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Old 05-24-2015, 07:28 AM   #6
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Here is the right side.

Line should follow the fork tube and not go thru the fender mount

The metal cross line is normally retained, did you remove it?

Here are pictures of the Spiegler setup, all lines match OE.
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Line should follow the fork tube and not go thru the fender mount

The metal cross line is normally retained, did you remove it?
My initial kit came with the braided SS line that replaced the hard line...similar to the OPs pictured installation. When Galfer sent me the proper length lines I was able to retain the OEM hard line, from T-block to left side, to connect to the left caliper line.

Looks like this is the case with the OP's set up.
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Thanks, everybody. I will try contacting Galfer. I purchased these lines about a year ago and am only now getting around to installing them. Hope that isn't a problem...
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