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    Rear brake line mod.

    I finally finished it. The brake line was in my garage for two months. A little cold weather and about three hours and its done. I'll post pics if anyone wants to see them.
    90 Hawk. What can I do to make it better?
    78 yz125. What can I do to destroy this thing?

    #2
    yes post pics. Did you take pics during the process? those would be cool to see step by step.
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      #3
      What did you do?
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        #4
        Unfortunatly I only took pics at the end, but I'll explain it: First I bought a Goodridge brake line kit from Ebay its item number is: 170032527630. I used the 37" line. Next remove the rear rim. Then remove the old rear brake line, then take out the plug on the inside of the swing arm, then drill a small pilot hole on the top of the swing arm near the rear brake( you can see this in the pics), I fallowed this up with a 1/2" hole to pass the AN-3 fitting through, fish the new line from the drilled hole to where the plug was on the swing arm connect the fittings to the line, connect the fittings to the caliper and the brake cylender, bleed thouroughly, and your done. ( with the kit I got on EBAY it had everything I needed, but I had to buy new banjo bolts as for the ones with the kit were for a harly). Also I found a 1/2" body plug at autozone cut the center out split it and put it around the line then snappen it into the drilled hole to give it a finished look. If anyone has questions just ask.





        90 Hawk. What can I do to make it better?
        78 yz125. What can I do to destroy this thing?

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          #5
          Very clean.

          Both my bikes have this mod.
          BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
          Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
          "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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            #6
            Could you not have moved the brake caliper underneath and created and even cleaner look
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            • '88 in Candy Flair Blue + '90 in Italian Red
            • Ohlins Rear Shock
            • F2 front wheel
            • VFR750 rear wheel
            • Hiperform seat&headers
            • MSMotorsport Seat Cowl
            • Steve Lenac Tokico six pot caliper

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              #7
              what?
              90 Hawk. What can I do to make it better?
              78 yz125. What can I do to destroy this thing?

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                #8
                This is what I mean't
                "Life may begin at 40, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 150."

                • '88 in Candy Flair Blue + '90 in Italian Red
                • Ohlins Rear Shock
                • F2 front wheel
                • VFR750 rear wheel
                • Hiperform seat&headers
                • MSMotorsport Seat Cowl
                • Steve Lenac Tokico six pot caliper

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                  #9
                  Ah nice, thats the first time ive seen that. Whats all involved with doing that?
                  90 Hawk. What can I do to make it better?
                  78 yz125. What can I do to destroy this thing?

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                    #10
                    Thats a picture from JD Hords web page. I think we need to ask any listers that may have done this mod and moved it underneath like what they did on Ducati. I'm sure I read about it on the other Hawk list.

                    Anybody out there moved their rear brake caliper underneath? if so how easy was it
                    "Life may begin at 40, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 150."

                    • '88 in Candy Flair Blue + '90 in Italian Red
                    • Ohlins Rear Shock
                    • F2 front wheel
                    • VFR750 rear wheel
                    • Hiperform seat&headers
                    • MSMotorsport Seat Cowl
                    • Steve Lenac Tokico six pot caliper

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                      #11
                      I also am keen to see if anyone out there has experience with this mod. Looking at my swingarm, I assumed there was a complicated torque arm set-up to mount onto the underside, so I dismissed the idea. From the picture, it looks like it just needs a custom carrier with an extra hole to mount onto the old boss on the top of the swingarm.
                      Great!, now another mod on the to-do list!
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                        #12
                        Somebody made that for me, but I won't say who because I'm not sure they want to get into the "business" of doing it. An alternative is doing it just like a Ducati 916. The DuHawki was done this way, just a bracket with a pin drilled/tapped into the swingarm. Conceptually it is an "easy" project but once you consider that the brake caliper must move with the eccentric when you adjust the chain- not so easy.

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                          #13
                          Yeah, I think this one my be a little out of my experience range. I don't have the machines needed to fab somthing for the brake system. The dremmel won't touch that. Besides I don't think im doing too bad for a guy that has only had his bike since late april.
                          90 Hawk. What can I do to make it better?
                          78 yz125. What can I do to destroy this thing?

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                            #14
                            Very clean, Paully.

                            There's some good stuff on this mod in the www.hawkgt.com FAQ. I plan on doing this one too.

                            The underslung caliper, that just sounds like a headache.
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                              #15
                              I agree... I'm not sure if it looks better or not... it's certainly different from stock, but the added hassle of bleeding the brakes would be a bit of a pain...
                              Who knows... the winter is long enough... I might do it anyway though! lol

                              Bill

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