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Anyone have a manual handy? I need the torque for the brake banjo bolts, I am about to put on Galfer brake lines with black anodized banjo bolts. Thanks guys. 2007 1000RR
 

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I just installed the same...tight...but not too tight. I dont use torque numbers on anything but engine bolts and I leave that to my mech. Check them again after 50-100 miles and for the love of god do not over tighten as you will be looking at a new caliper/master if you do.
 

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I was just checking to make sure. I know the banjo bolts that came with are aluminum and I want to be carefull not to overtighten them.
 

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sweet, thanks Justin!
 

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dude you really should make it a point to torque everything to spec... one slip up or something not torqued right and boom no brakes = ur in deep shite..
 

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I just installed the same...tight...but not too tight. I dont use torque numbers on anything but engine bolts and I leave that to my mech. Check them again after 50-100 miles and for the love of god do not over tighten as you will be looking at a new caliper/master if you do.

This is just retarded. Spend a few bucks and buy a torque wrench. Torque everything to spec.
 

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i torqued mine down to spec but fluid was still showing around the washers and was leaking onto my wheels overnight, so i torqued them down as hard as i could, these are HEL lines not galfer, but im not sure that makes a difference.
 

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i torqued mine down to spec but fluid was still showing around the washers and was leaking onto my wheels overnight, so i torqued them down as hard as i could, these are HEL lines not galfer, but im not sure that makes a difference.
dd you use new washers ?
 

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yes all new washers that came with the kit. caliper washer fitting washer bolt in that order
 

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i torqued mine down to spec but fluid was still showing around the washers and was leaking onto my wheels overnight, so i torqued them down as hard as i could, these are HEL lines not galfer, but im not sure that makes a difference.
Did you use new crush washers? That's most likely your issue if you did not.
 

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Did you use new crush washers? That's most likely your issue if you did not.
they werent crush washers i dont think, they were new washers that came with the hel kit. crush washers have a split in them that overlaps and when you push it down it goes into place, correct? these were just copper.
 

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they werent crush washers i dont think, they were new washers that came with the hel kit. crush washers have a split in them that overlaps and when you push it down it goes into place, correct? these were just copper.
The copper washers are crush washers. I think you are referring to "lock" washers. Might want to replace the washers on the side that leaked. I have heard of new washers being bad and leaking. You shouldn't have to tighten more the torque specs, and it could be dangerous if you overtighten.
 

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alright well i backed them out a little then snugged them back up to torque, we'll see what happens this go around. if they leak again ill change out the washers, but that means buying another bottle of $30 fluid and doing it all over...
 

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I don't think all banjo bolts and crush washers are created equal anyway. I installed the Galfers that came with my Heli-Bars ant the instructions said 12 foot pounds, but if I remember correctly, the Honda manual called out a higher torque requirement for the stock assembly. You may want to check with the manufacturer of your lines and see what they recommend. It may be different than either Honda or Galfer.
By the way, what brake fluid did you use? Honda just says DOT 4 in the manual and that doesn,t cost any where near $30 a bottle.
 

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Wow, didn't think this would cause such a ruckus. I am with the using a torque wrench on everything though.
 

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I don't think all banjo bolts and crush washers are created equal anyway. I installed the Galfers that came with my Heli-Bars ant the instructions said 12 foot pounds, but if I remember correctly, the Honda manual called out a higher torque requirement for the stock assembly. You may want to check with the manufacturer of your lines and see what they recommend. It may be different than either Honda or Galfer.
By the way, what brake fluid did you use? Honda just says DOT 4 in the manual and that doesn,t cost any where near $30 a bottle.
i used motul rbf600 with hopes of doing some trackdays this summer
 
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