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Handle bar riser / brake line interference

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by DandyDoug, Jul 1, 2020.

  1. DandyDoug

    DandyDoug Long timer Supporter

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    2020 CB500X my bar risers came today, I can get enough slack on the clutch side, but there is a clamp on the front brake line that I can't get loose ??

    Any help ??
    Thanks, Doug.

    I managed to get the metal bracket that mounts to the bottom of the top of the forks off , but I'm stumped on the clamp itself that is attached to the metal bracket.

    Have not encountered a clamp like this before ??
    Any help here ??

    Got the risers mounted , the brake line length looks ok , but I'm keeping an eye on it to see if it starts to chafe . If it does I'll replace it with a longer braided steel one.
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    Salth2ofish Long timer

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    Hope you get that clutch line/bracket figured out.
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    Salth2ofish Long timer

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    Will be sending you a pm
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    Man that thing was a bugger to get off, finally got it clear .
    Still dealing with a big rubber part that goes around the brake line . I can see where it has a split in it that I think I may be able to remove with a flat blade screw driver , it's not really in the way of anything. I'm just a bit fussy when it comes to cables and brake lines being free of any potential snag points.
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    Salth2ofish Long timer

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    You able to find any YouTube videos about that? Those are popular bikes. I’m gonna go look just to see your bike and what you’re dealing with.
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    DandyDoug Long timer Supporter

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    I looked around , but my computer skills are not real good and my frustration level is especially high at the moment. I think it has a lot to do with all this being quarantined stuff just wearing at me.
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    No your skills are fine. I found a vid of 15mm risers and one of 25 mm risers neither showed anything about cables.
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    I just left that rubber part on the hose as it was doing no harm. It looks to me to be bonded to the hose.
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    Thank's as long as it doesn't cause any harm or get jammed up I'll just let it go.
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