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Offline suzuki1966

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Front brake
« on: June 18, 2017, 08:01:21 PM »
Hi guys,
I have an RD400C and I am in the middle of rebuilding her. I have refurbished the front brake, but the metal pipe will not tighten up ? It had a rubber pipe all the way before I took it apart . I think it is missing something inside the caliper . Any ideas?

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Re: Front brake
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017, 09:08:42 PM »
Got a pic?

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Re: Front brake
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2017, 09:31:31 PM »
I wonder if you have a rear caliper fitted to to the front?
 
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Offline suzuki1966

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Re: Front brake
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 04:56:24 PM »
The rear on when on ok . The front didn't have the metal pipe when I took it off, it looks like something goes inside the hole before the pipe .

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Re: Front brake
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 08:05:04 PM »
Should have a male flare inside it, little steel insert. They can (and are) pulled out to fit a banjo bolt, maybe that's what's happened to yours?

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Re: Front brake
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2017, 08:45:30 PM »
It's a tiny little acorn with a hole in it... look down inside, if it's not there, you're boned. Just swap the hard-line for a braided steel line (38-40" will do depending on the bars you're running) and get a new banjo bolt.

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Re: Front brake
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2017, 06:56:05 PM »
Thanks guys, that makes sense . I will try and make a bit to fit .