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Needle wrote:Aloha Octane,
We are almost on the same page. I am doing my brakes on my 75 now. I noticed on the rear caliper, there is an o ring in between the halves when you separate them, but it wasn't in my rebuild kit, so I am looking for one to match it.... .
Right; that would be the #43217-371-006

I strongly suggest you get the right part for this.
This is the seal that keep things tight where the brake preasure
is distributed from the one half of caliper to the other half (and the piston in that side) so there's a LOT of pressure on that seal.
No dimentions are given in the parts book or elsewhere.

It's available from Service Honda at 5.48$


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Needle wrote:Aloha Octane, SNIP
Thanks for the great work and the tin foil idea is a stroke of genius.
Just want to echo the tin foil sentiment!! That is a new one on me and something I will have to remember!!
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Make some money and put this together in a book. Every heard of keeping you VW alive? Somewhere out there a million goldwingers will buy it. Just like that movie with the ball park. Build it and they well come.
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Hi Tyring,
(I took the liberty of editing your post; you had used the 'quote' function
so most of the thread was repeated in you post)

..a book?!

Like this

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so it would be:


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...mmmmmm now that would be fun!
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So you ve got the cover page done. and it looks good. Whats the next book. Fixxing your women through brain surgey?
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Tin foil! Genius! I've never heard of that!
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Tin foil ... CLEVER ..

One little point. I find it easier to pump the piston out of the caliper while its still hooked up :roll: .

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Bravo Octane! I truly appreciate your tutorials and now that I have two of these ole gals this one is going to be especially helpful. My '77 had its brakes rebuilt by "Suzuki Guy" and based on my other findings with the bike, I will definately be going back through them. Here's my question and perhaps I'm jumping ahead as I know you are most likely working through this issue on the Bobber. Have you found a solution (simple and cheap $$) to shortening the brake lines up front to match the dropped bars and legs? Thanks for all you do!

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Thanks Wayne!

No...haven't really thougt about that.
The thing is, that the brakelines we get here are kind of short
in the first place, as they are made for europe-spec handlebars
witch are 'flatter' and lower than US handlebars.
So for me this ain't gonna be a problem I think.
I know of no method of shortening brakelines.
Guess you'll have to find one from another bike, get one from Europe or have one made up, preferebly(spelling?) a steel braided one.
Lots of places do that, to cater for the modern "streetfighter-bike" scene.
Nope..not cheap.

You can get DIY set for making steel braided brakelines.
Not for the inexperienced, I'd say.

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The thing is, that the brakelines we get here are kind of short
in the first place, as they are made for europe-spec handlebars
witch are 'flatter' and lower than US handlebars.
I'm planning to try a set of bars off my Ducati Multistrada...pretty flat as well.

Hmmm, looks like the most cost effective solution would be the euro-spec lines but I'll do a little research on the do-it-yourself $$$ stainless kits and let you know what i find. :lol: :lol: Definately not afraid of trying to do it myself; double the expected pressure, no leaks?, good 2 go!
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8) I'm going to contact this company with my custom lengths and see what they come back with...I'm sure it'll be more $$ than the standard kit.

https://helusa.worldispnetwork.com/secu ... -3F-1R.htm

And if you're on the other side of the pond try this one:

http://www.h-e-l.co.uk/

Maybe there's a real kit...still looking for the do-it-myself version! Sure enuff...here it is!

http://www.bsr-aerotek.com/store/bikeki ... uild-49575
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Thanks Wayne !
...maybe I'll try that last link one day.
Right now I don't need it as the project bike came with brand new stainless steel braided brake lines...but thanks!
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project bike came with brand new stainless steel braided brake lines
I guess I mised that tid-bit in your project description...maybe one day I'll have a chance to contribute in some little way to your project! No worries, I have two that need the upgrade!
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Octane, I'm in the middle of my brake rebuild on the '77 and I have to say AGAIN...THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I've refered to the tutorial several times already...takes ALL the ^*%$*^$ out of it! THANK YOU!

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Wayne my man; you're welcome welcome welcome!

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