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question about spiegler front brake lines

I bought a set of spiegler front brake lines. In the package there was a grey plastic cylinder and a blue plastic clamp thing... I cant figure out what there for, lol
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Those are for turning the ends of the lines to get the perfect fit. Usually they are pretty close out of the bag. You stick the blocks around the swaged part of the line and clamp it in a vise and put the grey stick into the banjo and turn it. Make sure you have the blocks good and tight.

You can do it with vise grips, but it isn't as easy.

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Those are for turning the ends of the lines to get the perfect fit. Usually they are pretty close out of the bag. You stick the blocks around the swaged part of the line and clamp it in a vise and put the grey stick into the banjo and turn it. Make sure you have the blocks good and tight.

You can do it with vise grips, but it isn't as easy.
HAHAHAH thanks dude... that was the only thing that crossed my mind.
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That's so you can get a perfect fit without twisting or kinking the lines.
It's only meant for tweaking the alignment of the banjo fittings, so don't go crazy spinning the fittings 'round and 'round and potentially causing leaks at the interface between line and banjo fitting.
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Do you guys use the line hold downs on the rear of the front fender?? I noticed both sides were missing on my bike.
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