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Thread: dual front disc upgrade

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    Could the steel interconnect brake line be swapped? That would put the bend towards the rear, closer to the center of the fender.
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    Shouldn't the metal brake line be above the fender and closer to the fork tubes?
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    Here's some pictures of other '86 R80s...I don't know if some of these have been customized in the front brakes:

    http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/photos/phot...0%20makins.jpg

    http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/photos/phot...Mono%20(4).JPG

    The black one looks pretty stock.
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    I tried putting the bend nearest the forks, the bend that goes to the calipers are totally at the wrong angle, i would have to bend the brake line fearing putting a kink in it rendering it useless. looking at the pics of the other bikes, make me think the guy i bought the calipers from, bent the line to put it in the box, all was still connected when he shipped the calipers. i gues i will try to reverse and tweek the line next weekend, atleast the conversion worked as expected. Thanks all.
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    BTW, on my 86 R80, the brake line goes under the fender.
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    With the price of a new hard line at less than $16.00, I would replace it, or buy enough parts to run a flex line to either caliper.

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