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Installed Spiegler front brake lines on 109.  Made a noticable difference in braking.  The spongy feeling in brake lever is gone.  Braking is much more aggressive with a little less sqeeze. 

This has been a very good upgrade. 

These brake lines cleaned up the appearance in the front - I think.  No more bulky black hoses sticking outward.

As soon as the upload folder is cleared I'll post some pics.
 

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Had Goodridge stainless lines installed on the front and back yesterday and I have to say they have a made a great difference too. Stopping power is greatly improved. I have a silver steed so they definitely have made the front of my bike look a lot better and cleaner. Have no clue on posting pics but would love to learn since I have made other changes and wont to share with my 109 family also.
 
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i was just looking at those lines today from partsline and wondered how they would work guess i got my answer how hard were they to install and bleed sys i think i will order some tonight thank for the post
 

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ppridgen1 said:
go to the read this first post and it will give you the how to on posting ,plus several tool links for resizing
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Posting pics is not the problem here. If the server upload folder is full you cannot post pictures.
 

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Nester said:
Posting pics is not the problem here. If the server upload folder is full you cannot post pictures.
Most boards will not allow you to upload pictures to the server, this one will but to keep the cost down on running this site I have asked folks to use Frappr or any of the other free picture hosting sites. I have dubbled the storage on this site 3 times now and it fills up way to quick. I think I'm just going to take that option out for now.

Here are some free sites to store your pictures. Then you can just link to them.
http://photobucket.com
http://imageshack.us
http://www.villagephotos.com
http://www.putfile.com
http://www.frappr.com/m109riders/photos/0
 

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I had someone to install my lines for me and it took a couple of hours for them to do it. The difference in the feel of the brakes is very pronounced. The softness and spongy feel is gone and bike clearly stops in a much shorter distance. Plus as I stated earlier they look real nice on that Silver!!
 

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EAGLEFAN67 said:
I'm wanting to do this also...debating on brand , heard Goodridge made a quality product.
Which ever aftermarket brake line you choose to use please make sure that it is DOT approved. Don't be cheap and buy crap because your life depends on good braking!!!!
 
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i got my goodridge brake lines today and was wondering what brake fluid to use dot3,4 or 5syn i thing it is dot 4 if anyone knows please let me know thanks
 

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i got my goodridge brake lines today and was wondering what brake fluid to use dot3,4 or 5syn i thing it is dot 4 if anyone knows please let me know thanks
Book says DOT4 only.
 

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Hey Nester just wanted to know a couple of things about your upgrade. I am looking into buying the brakeline kits that Hal has on directline. My question is other than bleeding the system after install, is there any other issues to deal with on the install, like routing of new lines or elimination of connectors. I am looking to do front and back thanks Ray
 

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When I installed the Spiegler lines I used the grommets off the lower part of the old line and reused them. You have to split the grommet and peel them off. Under the headlite cowl is where the "T" manifold is located, the bracket that holds the manifold has a tab that needs to be bent up to about the eleven o'clock postion. Do not brake it off. This helps keep the manifold from rotating. The bracket is very soft so be careful when handling. I used the existing routing of the old hose.Â

It is very important that you completely extend the front fork to make sure the brake lines are not over extended.

 

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Nester...

where did you buy your kit? Would you post a link please.

Thank you.
 
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