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Re: SS Brake Line on Rear...not recommended?

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I think you'll find on Hondas it's more like 25 lb/ft
I don't see what brand of motorcycle has to do with a part used on all brands, but this is what Galfer has as an install guide for a Honda CBR600RR.

This was the first one to pop up on my google search.


http://www.galferusa.com/brake-line-...structions.pdf
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Re: SS Brake Line on Rear...not recommended?

Look in the Honda Workshop Manual. It's there for ALL to see. 900, 929, 954.
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Re: SS Brake Line on Rear...not recommended?

To try and clarify here I think we're are comparing steel to aluminum. In my experience with aluminum banjos and aluminum bolts, 14-16 ftlbs were recommended as maximum torque. Steel bolts and banjos were increased to a maximum of 24 ft lbs. OEM steel for Honda's in the manual calls for 25 ft lbs. I wouldn't sweat 1 ft lbs on the steels. But for aluminum bolts I would stick to the max of 14. You don't want to stretch those hollowed out, thin walled aluminum bolts or risk snapping the head off. My HEL lines recommend 14 as minimum and 24 as maximum. They are steel. And they (HEL) try to deter you from aluminum for a number of reasons. I never had any issues in the past with aluminum, except for fading anodization. I don't mess around with my brake lines, I go to the recommended max for peace of mind and no leaks.

As for Titanium bolts? I'll never know But I would imagine it would be tough to snap one even at 25 ftlbs. Unless they're poorly made. There's Doohans 2 cents worth of nothing

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Re: SS Brake Line on Rear...not recommended?

I was just trying to make the point, maybe unsuccessfully, that the higher torque figure in the workshop manual (25 lb/ft) is for steel banjo bolts and steel sealing washers and if people were using this torque figure for banjo bolts made of some other material then that could be the reason for them snapping.

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I was just trying to make the point, maybe unsuccessfully, that the higher torque figure in the workshop manual (25 lb/ft) is for steel banjo bolts and steel sealing washers and if people were using this torque figure for banjo bolts made of some other material then that could be the reason for them snapping.

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I think we're all on the same page.
Yes I think so Ian.
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