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September 18, 2003, 03:56 PM

Well I just finished installing some Galfer Brake lines on my R6, I snapped a few photos and did a small write up of what I did.

You can see it here:

http://www.dcsportbikes.net/index.ph...late=slideshow

Tell me what you think? I kinda did it quick but it should be readable.


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September 18, 2003, 04:08 PM

Nice job Rick. I really like my galfer lines. Plus they look a whole lot better than the stock ones. Where did you get the shark skinz from?


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September 18, 2003, 08:31 PM

I got the skinz from Ebay, for about 200$, it wasn't a bad deal, I had to get a little work done to them for about 40$ to get them patched and ready for paint.

Did you have any problems bleeding these lines? How long did it take?


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September 19, 2003, 05:20 AM

Actually I had Stillie do my lines for me. But he didnt have any problems bleeding the lines. It did take a couple rides to get them working right. They felt really weak the first time I went out with them on but now they work great.


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September 23, 2003, 09:27 PM

Thanks for the write up Rick. This sounds like a piece of cake!

If you didn't see the thread already, I have a set of Galfer brake lines too but I haven't installed them yet. Waiting for the time, but it doesn't sound like it should be too much trouble. Did you do the rear line too? I have both front and rear lines. I also bought a brake line bleeding kit that I haven't used yet (obviously). I loaned it to a friend who said he had some trouble with his Ducati 900 Monster but I don't know if it was the bleeder kit or his error. Hopefully it'll turn out to be an easy job.


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September 24, 2003, 08:11 AM

It's really easy with the bleeder, Kal.
Come on out and I'll help you...


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September 25, 2003, 01:16 AM

Yes, I know it should be easy Steve. And believe me, I may end up heading out to Winchester to have you help me. Actually, I loaned the bleeder kit to a guy out in Winchester (K12RSSteve on SBN) if you know him. He knows a thing or two about working on bikes but for some reason he had trouble with the Monster. Probably because it's an Italian bike . . . :dunno:

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September 25, 2003, 09:10 AM

Never met him Kal. You think I would have seen him as there are only something like 40 people that live out here...
I have one if you want to get it done. I put new pads and bled the lines on mine last Sat...20 min tops. That bleeder is awesome...


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I agree the bleeder kits make a world of difference. After struggling through my R1's without one, Paul helped Aaron and I with our R6's and it took a fraction of the time.
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September 25, 2003, 09:57 AM

It took me about 2 hours to bleed the front lines. After using the traditional bottom bleeders for the first 1, 45 minutes, Steve suggested to check the top bolt and bleed that as well.

For the life of me I could not get brake pressure back in the front brakes, until I blead the top bolts the SECOND time... then the rest of the air made its way out and then the brakes started getting pressure.

It took a few times of riding before they brakes actually worked they way they were suppose too. I thought it would bite the first time you installed them but it was a gradual process.

They work great now. (Thanks Steve)


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September 25, 2003, 08:27 PM

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They work great now. (Thanks Steve)
You're welcome.
Is my squid status recinded now?


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September 25, 2003, 08:35 PM

Officially? no...but between me and you I will just wisper it under my breath. :jester:


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Well...that's a start.


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