Galfer brake line question. - TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-21-2008, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 176
Galfer brake line question.

Can anyone tell me if a set of Galfer brake lines for a 95-97 Kaw zx6r will fit my 98 zx9r? They are 28 1/2" overall length center to center and the ID of the end is 3/8.
Thanks
wingnut is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-21-2008, 04:52 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,299
measure yours and see if they match up.
dnyce is offline  
post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-21-2008, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 176
The length will work buy I'm not sure about the ID. I guess I can pull off a line and check.
wingnut is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-21-2008, 05:03 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,299
im 99% positive its the same size end

edit-you mean the inside diameter of the hose, or the fitting itself?
dnyce is offline  
post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-21-2008, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 176
The fitting. I took one off and it's 3/8 as well. Help me out here, sorry to sound like a noob but you get 2 lines with the Galfer kit, I have 3 one from the master to a splitter then 2 from the splitter to each caliper. On the Galfer setup do you just run both lines off the master to each caliper? do away with the splitter.
wingnut is offline  
post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-21-2008, 08:06 PM
TWF Champion
 
Phenix_Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: SouthWest, PA
Posts: 3,230
Send a message via AIM to Phenix_Rider
Quote:
Originally Posted by wingnut View Post
The fitting. I took one off and it's 3/8 as well. Help me out here, sorry to sound like a noob but you get 2 lines with the Galfer kit, I have 3 one from the master to a splitter then 2 from the splitter to each caliper. On the Galfer setup do you just run both lines off the master to each caliper? do away with the splitter.
I'd say they won't work then. If you only have two lines, one connects on both ends to the calipers. The other should be master cylinder to one caliper.

Check This: Hot New Artist Sailing up the charts!

'07 Ninja 650R Candy Plasma Blue
Got Gear?

Quote:
Originally Posted by NONE_too_SOFT View Post
All riders take risks- what you wear usually reflects your respect for the bike and general knowledge of riding.
Phenix_Rider is offline  
post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-21-2008, 09:17 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,394
Run the two lines from the master with a two-hole banjo bolt. Then you won't need a splitter.
No Worries is offline  
post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-22-2008, 05:29 AM
TWF Champion
 
Phenix_Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: SouthWest, PA
Posts: 3,230
Send a message via AIM to Phenix_Rider
Quote:
Originally Posted by No Worries View Post
Run the two lines from the master with a two-hole banjo bolt. Then you won't need a splitter.
I assumed one line was short

Check This: Hot New Artist Sailing up the charts!

'07 Ninja 650R Candy Plasma Blue
Got Gear?

Quote:
Originally Posted by NONE_too_SOFT View Post
All riders take risks- what you wear usually reflects your respect for the bike and general knowledge of riding.
Phenix_Rider is offline  
post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-22-2008, 11:52 AM
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 5,934
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phenix_Rider View Post
I'd say they won't work then. If you only have two lines, one connects on both ends to the calipers. The other should be master cylinder to one caliper.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phenix_Rider View Post
I assumed one line was short
Nope, they should work, just check to see if they are long enough.

Most aftermarket SS line kits toss out the old stock setup of one line being split hear the horn and then running two lines from there. They will run two seperate lines from the master cylinder. The kit I bought but have not yet installed is that way.

They come with a banjo bolt for the MC that accepts two banjos on it.
ceo012384 is offline  
post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-22-2008, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 176
Cool ceo that is what I thought, Thanks for all your help.
wingnut is offline  
post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-23-2008, 03:10 PM
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 5,934
Quote:
Originally Posted by wingnut View Post
Cool ceo that is what I thought, Thanks for all your help.
No problem man. I'm going to be doing mine once I'm finished building my workshop.

Another thing you might want to consider is 'speedbleeders' for your calipers. Since you are going to be putting in new banjo bolts anyways, you can find these bolts called speedbleeders that have a one-way valve built in that assists you in bleeding the brakes. They are also available in stainless (recommended). I'm probably going to get some of those.

Good luck
ceo012384 is offline  
post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-23-2008, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 176
WOW... Man last year I changed the fluid on the front and it took for ever to get them to bleed I started to freak it took so long. So where do I find Speed Bleeders sound like I could have used them then and now.

Great Info you DA MAN LOL.........
wingnut is offline  
post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-26-2008, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 176
Got the new lines, thay are going to work just fine. Take care guys.......
wingnut is offline  
post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-26-2008, 10:35 PM
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 5,934
Quote:
Originally Posted by wingnut View Post
WOW... Man last year I changed the fluid on the front and it took for ever to get them to bleed I started to freak it took so long. So where do I find Speed Bleeders sound like I could have used them then and now.

Great Info you DA MAN LOL.........
Hey man, you're welcome. Sorry I didn't see this earlier, I haven't been on.

You can get speedbleeders from http://www.speedbleeder.com/

Like I said, I would spend the extra dough to get the stainless versions
ceo012384 is offline  
post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-28-2008, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 176
No problem ceo. I Googled them and found them. Saved as a favorite.
wingnut is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome