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TheTrout's 78 KZ1000 19 Jan 2024 07:06 #894171

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All of the aftermarket lines I have seen come with new banjo fittings already installed. You can buy bulk line and some fittings and install them yourself, but you will need a specific crimping tool to do that. 

The Z1enterprises lines do not come with banjos.  They have threaded ends and they sell banjos with the threads to fit the lines.
 
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TheTrout's 78 KZ1000 19 Jan 2024 07:09 #894172

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All of the aftermarket lines I have seen come with new banjo fittings already installed. You can buy bulk line and some fittings and install them yourself, but you will need a specific crimping tool to do that. 

The Z1enterprises lines do not come with banjos.  They have threaded ends and they sell banjos with the threads to fit the lines.

 
Yes, I looked just AFTER I posted that. Duh. 

Here is a fully assembled option.

www.coremoto.com
 
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TheTrout's 78 KZ1000 19 Jan 2024 09:41 #894180

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If the old brake lines look like this then chuck em.  I'm pretty sure the banjos are crimped and not reusable.  

 

I got those Z! Ent  Goodridge SS  lines plus banjos plus washers  (they are in the Fatbook)  from my local shop who I like to support and I cleaned up and reused the old  banjo bolts - Fatbook bolts have different - Harley?-  threads..
I like those lines. Everything went together very well and braking is much improved.

Just a note on measurements.  The line in the pic below is a 14 inch line. It is 14inches from red line to red line.   


 
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TheTrout's 78 KZ1000 19 Jan 2024 12:14 #894182

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If the old brake lines look like this then chuck em.  I'm pretty sure the banjos are crimped and not reusable.  

 

I got those Z! Ent  Goodridge SS  lines plus banjos plus washers  (they are in the Fatbook)  from my local shop who I like to support and I cleaned up and reused the old  banjo bolts - Fatbook bolts have different - Harley?-  threads..
I like those lines. Everything went together very well and braking is much improved.

Just a note on measurements.  The line in the pic below is a 14 inch line. It is 14inches from red line to red line.   

Yep, I still got them old 45 year old original brake lines.  I'm thinking brand new everything.  Probably should rebuild the calipers too.  Any idea how hard a job it is to rebuild the calipers?
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TheTrout's 78 KZ1000 19 Jan 2024 15:51 #894185

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Aah. Sorry cant answer that last question. Still on my to do list 
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TheTrout's 78 KZ1000 19 Jan 2024 16:10 #894186

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Caliper is straightforward. Nothing rocket science. If needed buy good stainless pistons and rubber from brake crafters. Keep in mind in order to take full advantage of the caliper rebuild the M/C’s need to be rebuilt also, at a minimum disassemble and clean. All very simple stuff. New braided lines and you will be sleeping in tall cotton for years
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