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    I lost some threads on the zone...maybe you can help...

    I need an adapter for my radial front brake caliper (from a GSXR) to connect my braid-covered front lines, unless I buy new lines.

    I vaguely recall seeing a long rectangular block adapter somewhere, maybe eBay, for just this purpose. My new clip-on bars are longer (to accomodate the thumb brake master) so that bit of added lenght might be perfect too.

    I also need a new banjo bolt, if anyone knows the correct thread pitch etc. I'd appreciate it.

    And if anyone knows where to get a decent pressure switch for the rear brake line, preferably one that doesn't add travel or mush to the line, that would be great. Some really ruin the feel, and I can't afford any more lever travel.

    Any good advice would be appreciated on where to get good really skinny (is that DASH-2 or DASH-3) custom lines (preferably with a clear vinyl cover so they don't saw thru things) made custom-length to go from my thumb brake master on the bars to the rear caliper. Last time many years ago I had them made by "Street and Competition" and they worked great but they were some kind of screw-on ends I was afraid of rather than classy permanent swaged-on ends with swivels.

    I need a single-banjo bolt for my rear caliper, which is actually the radial caliper off of a GSXR 1000.
    It's about control skill; this is a motorized dance for joy and not Russian roulette.

  • #2
    Re: brake line adapter for radial caliper

    HEL make a radial adapter

    I measured my TLR m/c and found the threads to be 1.25,but others are sure it is 1.0
    Make of that what you will.
    The GSXR stuff is 1.0
    I'll see if I can't find a link for the adapter
    Full Yosh
    PC III
    Penske shock
    Braided lines
    SteveTLS TRE
    Rifleman 1/5
    Pazzo levers
    Vandriver tailrisers
    Modified Buell footpegs
    Custom Projector headlights
    GSXR forks
    TheRingin raised clipons
    TheRingIn 30mm triple clamp offset
    R1 SWINGARM,Wheels ,Brakes, TheRingIn swingarm pivots
    Ohlins steering damper
    999Duc radial clutch master cylinder
    GSXR mirrors



    TLOTM Sept 2011
    BBOTM Nov 2011

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    • #3
      Re: brake line adapter for radial caliper

      HERE you go
      Even comes with a 1.0 and 1.25 banjo bolt...a bet each way
      Full Yosh
      PC III
      Penske shock
      Braided lines
      SteveTLS TRE
      Rifleman 1/5
      Pazzo levers
      Vandriver tailrisers
      Modified Buell footpegs
      Custom Projector headlights
      GSXR forks
      TheRingin raised clipons
      TheRingIn 30mm triple clamp offset
      R1 SWINGARM,Wheels ,Brakes, TheRingIn swingarm pivots
      Ohlins steering damper
      999Duc radial clutch master cylinder
      GSXR mirrors



      TLOTM Sept 2011
      BBOTM Nov 2011

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      • #4
        Re: brake line adapter for radial caliper

        Excellent link! That's what I need, and that's an acceptable price too.

        They supply a single 1.25 for into the radial master and double 1.25 for double down-lines on the adapter, so it sounds like they're betting you have it backwards. Regardless, I will find usable bolts easier than the adapter, so thank you very much!
        It's about control skill; this is a motorized dance for joy and not Russian roulette.

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        • #5
          Re: brake line adapter for radial caliper

          Excellent link! They also have a decent brake light pressure switch built into a banjo bolt! That is really convenient and better than I'd hoped for! Acceptable price again too.
          It's about control skill; this is a motorized dance for joy and not Russian roulette.

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          • #6
            Re: brake line adapter for radial caliper

            The adapter is almost double the price in Oz
            Full Yosh
            PC III
            Penske shock
            Braided lines
            SteveTLS TRE
            Rifleman 1/5
            Pazzo levers
            Vandriver tailrisers
            Modified Buell footpegs
            Custom Projector headlights
            GSXR forks
            TheRingin raised clipons
            TheRingIn 30mm triple clamp offset
            R1 SWINGARM,Wheels ,Brakes, TheRingIn swingarm pivots
            Ohlins steering damper
            999Duc radial clutch master cylinder
            GSXR mirrors



            TLOTM Sept 2011
            BBOTM Nov 2011

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            • #7
              Re: brake line adapter for radial caliper

              They do custom lines too
              Full Yosh
              PC III
              Penske shock
              Braided lines
              SteveTLS TRE
              Rifleman 1/5
              Pazzo levers
              Vandriver tailrisers
              Modified Buell footpegs
              Custom Projector headlights
              GSXR forks
              TheRingin raised clipons
              TheRingIn 30mm triple clamp offset
              R1 SWINGARM,Wheels ,Brakes, TheRingIn swingarm pivots
              Ohlins steering damper
              999Duc radial clutch master cylinder
              GSXR mirrors



              TLOTM Sept 2011
              BBOTM Nov 2011

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              • #8
                Re: brake line adapter for radial caliper

                Originally posted by itsmesteve View Post
                They do custom lines too
                Yes; nice stainless swaged-on ends that swivel and covered with braid and vinyl. The only problem is they don't do the thinner DASH-2. I really like that the dash-2 lines expand less and give a noticeably better feel IMHO. They have a nice choice of colored vinyl covers. Nice stainless banjo bolts, but none with bleeders and none to fit thinner DASH-2 banjos.

                I did order the radial adapter, three fluid reservours, some Brembo hose for the reservours, and a brake light pressure switch mounted in a banjo bolt.
                Last edited by cyclecamper; 10-15-2010, 02:48 PM.
                It's about control skill; this is a motorized dance for joy and not Russian roulette.

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                • #9
                  Re: brake line adapter for radial caliper

                  I wonder whether my old hydraulic clutch line will reach with my longer clip-ons I guess there's only one way to find out. Using another one of the those raidal adapters might be a cheap way to extend the line 1 inch. I wish I could afford to shop for a really nice radial clutch master with a variable-ratio or dual-ratio lever feature.
                  It's about control skill; this is a motorized dance for joy and not Russian roulette.

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                  • #10
                    Re: brake line adapter for radial caliper

                    I know it's not what you're saying,but I really....really like my Ducati/Brembo master with Pazzo lever
                    Finger tip lightness - no exaggeration
                    Full Yosh
                    PC III
                    Penske shock
                    Braided lines
                    SteveTLS TRE
                    Rifleman 1/5
                    Pazzo levers
                    Vandriver tailrisers
                    Modified Buell footpegs
                    Custom Projector headlights
                    GSXR forks
                    TheRingin raised clipons
                    TheRingIn 30mm triple clamp offset
                    R1 SWINGARM,Wheels ,Brakes, TheRingIn swingarm pivots
                    Ohlins steering damper
                    999Duc radial clutch master cylinder
                    GSXR mirrors



                    TLOTM Sept 2011
                    BBOTM Nov 2011

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                    • #11
                      Re: brake line adapter for radial caliper

                      Yes...Brembo makes several different nice radial masters in various bores, cast, billet, ...and an adjustable-ratio master...
                      It's about control skill; this is a motorized dance for joy and not Russian roulette.

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                      • #12
                        Re: brake line adapter for radial caliper

                        To fit the adaptor to your GSXR radial master, you'll have to cut off the line locator pins as they are in the way. Honda radial. This adaptor goes straight on with no mods.

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                        • #13
                          Re: brake line adapter for radial caliper

                          FORGIVE My ignorance.... what is the difference between radial and stock on the TLR? Feel free to explain in as much detail as possible...as if for a 5 year old. :-D

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                          • #14
                            Re: brake line adapter for radial caliper

                            http://www.tlplanet.com/forums/showthread.php?t=81885

                            Maybe this will help.

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                            • #15
                              Re: brake line adapter for radial caliper

                              Originally posted by itsmesteve View Post
                              HERE you go
                              Even comes with a 1.0 and 1.25 banjo bolt...a bet each way
                              I know this thread is old, but just wanted to say thanks to Steve for posting this link. I just wasted an hour searching the web for some kind of an adaptor, and LoNbehold its right here on the first search on my lovely Planet.

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