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Brake lines for radial M C?

Changing to radial master and replacing the original brake lines at the same time.

Do I need to add some length, or change the angle of the fittings to a standard 2-line after market set, like Goodridge, to make it fit properly?
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If you're just changing the master no, I didn't have to but when I changed the clipons to a riser type then yes...

But if you buy directly from a source most will add length without added cost.



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Great, thanks!

I'm wondering; How much can you raise the clip-ons without running into clearing issues with the fairing and brake/ clutch fluid reservoirs?
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Great, thanks!

I'm wondering; How much can you raise the clip-ons without running into clearing issues with the fairing and brake/ clutch fluid reservoirs?
I say about 1/2" max before clearance issues. Personally I like adjustable angle clipons with no rise like Kyle Racing, Apex and Harris if you go that route I would go about 3/4 to 1" extra length on the lines. That what I did and I run my Apex bars at 0 less strain on my wrists and lots of leverage on the bars.



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Buy the Spiegler lines, you can adjust the fittings unlike the Goodridge or Galfers. Just a tip.

http://www.spieglerusa.com/brakes/cy...line-kits.html



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Thanks guys.

Now you got me interested in clip-ons as well. It just never ends....
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Buy the Spiegler lines, you can adjust the fittings unlike the Goodridge or Galfers. Just a tip.

http://www.spieglerusa.com/brakes/cy...line-kits.html
Speigler will make you any length or color you want. They are great people to work with. Order in the morning and it will ship the same day.

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