1975 B model brake hose help

AlanW

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Would like to replace the 2 front brake lines that run to the single caliper. They each have a banjo fitting on one end and a female thread on the other that fits onto the metal pipes. Can someone please advise what these fittings are known by and what size etc.. so I can look into getting some new braided hoses. Thanks.
 

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I just purchased some for my '75, in steel flex. The advantage of these is that I can convert to double disc without needing a larger master cylinder. Which is the actual reason for the line change...

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You can actually get them in any well-stocked shop, either for one or two discs. A number of suppliers also produce them inexpensively to order.
 

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Thanks for the replies - much appreciated. I’d still like to know what the female fitting is actually called so I can look for a Uk supplier to make up hoses with the correct bits on the end. Hel Performance call this a “ swivel circuit female extended barrel” 🤔 it comes as a M10 x 1.00 convex seat.
 

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What are you threading into the female end? Are you using the stock steel line or are you threading in another banjo bolt at the caliper end? On my bike I utilized the factory steel line going into the caliper. It takes an M10 x 1.00 female fitting.
 

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Thanks for that - ties in with the spec from Hel Performance. I spoke to their technical guy and they do a kit for Uk spec B model so I just need to adapt that for my US bike. Appreciate your help. 👍
 

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Ok , last question I promise - what size banjo bolts do I need? M10 x 1.25?? Thanks
 

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Would like to replace the 2 front brake lines that run to the single caliper. They each have a banjo fitting on one end and a female thread on the other that fits onto the metal pipes. Can someone please advise what these fittings are known by and what size etc.. so I can look into getting some new braided hoses. Thanks.
Go on to a company called YAMBITS they have what you need
 
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