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replacing brake hoses

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57
Location
France
#1
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.
 

mr-reno-139

AKA Paul Cunningham
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1,776
Location
lancing west sussex england
#2
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
 
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51
Location
Cellefrouin France
#7
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!
 
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