replacing brake hoses

  1. Giles Stone

    Giles Stone Enthusiast

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    I'm about to replace the flexible brake hoses on my r4 f4 and would be grateful for any tips or problems I might face.
    Thanks.
     
  2. mr-reno-139

    mr-reno-139 AKA Paul Cunningham

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    Best of luck with rear hoses be prepared to change metal pipes too
    I normally
    destroy and cut pipes and hoses clips etc fit everything new taking pics for routing reference
    The short metal pipe from compensator valve to hose is particularity tricky good luck
    Worth wearing goggles too as loads of mud and rust likely
    Last tip the hoses need to be positioned in mounting correctly to allow for suspension movement up and down
     
  3. Giles Stone

    Giles Stone Enthusiast

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    Thanks for the advice - have looked at the rear hoses and thought it looked like a bit of a beast:whistle:
     
  4. JdeW

    JdeW Enthusiast

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  5. Giles Stone

    Giles Stone Enthusiast

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    Thanks for the link Joop - I hadn't come across this site before -Very useful:clapping:
     
  6. mr-reno-139

    mr-reno-139 AKA Paul Cunningham

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  7. Malcolm Brown

    Malcolm Brown Enthusiast

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    Cellefrouin France
    I have replaced all 4 of mine without any problems, just make sure you 'drown' the joints with WD40 for 24 hours before trying to loosen them. Good luck!
     
  8. Giles Stone

    Giles Stone Enthusiast

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    Thanks everyone load of useful info - job done
     
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