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The professional skeptic (friends and family accuse me of being the worst, :D) would be swapping that line in and out with the other line, like 10 times, until certain the cause.
I don't have the time. A beautiful time of year is approaching, and I want to be able to take advantage of it. And I'm impatient.
 

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All of the banjo surfaces looked good but one. As you can see from the pics, one of them has a scar on the surface.

In this pic, look at the right side.
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In this pic, look at the bottom. You can faintly make out the scar.
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I'm considering using two crush washers on this surface to see if the problem goes away.
 

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I'm considering using two crush washers on this surface to see if the problem goes away.
Don't bother. Get your money back or a replacement M8. If we were out in the Boondocks and had no choice then yes hack it but if not get your monies worth and a proper one sent.

My 2 cents :)
 

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Don't bother. Get your money back or a replacement M8. If we were out in the Boondocks and had no choice then yes hack it but if not get your monies worth and a proper one sent.

My 2 cents :)
Agreed bud. I will be getting a new line, whether thru Galfer warranty or outright purchase. I was pondering the two-crush experiment to verify my theory.
 
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All of the banjo surfaces looked good but one. As you can see from the pics, one of them has a scar on the surface.

In this pic, look at the right side.
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In this pic, look at the bottom. You can faintly make out the scar.
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I'm considering using two crush washers on this surface to see if the problem goes away.
If one crush washer is not working two will also not work...get a new line.
 

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That's great you found your issue Geo. Wouldn't have picked a bad line to be the issue.
Hope you dont mind me keeping the thread going.

So I finally found time today to do the caliper above the M/C bleeding trick. First I measured my lever travel using the middle of the grip as a reference point: 32mm
Then one at a time I removed the calipers and cable tied them to a board I'd duct taped to the the top of my airbox. This allowed me to do the job by myself. I got air out of both sides and by the end of the job my lever travel was down to 22mm and felt real good. I was so pleased..... until....
I removed the 5mm packers I'd wedged between the brake pads and slipped the calipers back over the discs and bolted everything up. Then I had to pump the lever about half a dozen times to push the pistons out a bit cos the disc rotors are only 4.5mm thick. You guessed it - back to 32mm lever travel again. :mad::cry:
So how's this air getting in?

All I can think of is doing it again and using a 4.5mm packer or even 4mm ones next time so the pistons get pushed back slightly when they go back over the rotors. Hmmm

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