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Old 02-13-2020, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by lake_harley View Post
staleg....mayby there's a solution available. I don't know how much more clearance you need but perhaps a 90 degree 1/8" NPT X AN-3 or -4 adapter like this would help tighten things up a bit for clearance? It could be used with a brake line with a straight end to keep everything closer to the caliper.

Another possible solution would be a brake line with a forged end rather than a sweeping elbow version as you have pictured. One like this?
The one in the link is a AN-4 line, 18" long, but they're available in various lengths and also in AN-3 fitting and line size.

Just a thought. Sometime just a bit more clearance is all that's needed.

A tighter turn on top of an AN3 to 1/8 NTP adapter will interfere with the lower sliding bolt, making it impossible to loosen the caliper without removing the hose and because of that, bleeding the brakes.
And The Allstar hoses are not DOT approved.
The 90 degree adapter in your link is not possible to fit, because there are not enough space around the inlet port to screw the adapter in place.
Besides that, using this adapter would also turn the AN fitting in a direction that would increase the risk for it to be loosened by the up-and-down spring movement. To avoid this effect, one can add a small bracket close to the caliper end of the hose, but with sliding calipers this bracket would have to be fastened in the caliper itself, which is not possible.

But thank you for trying.

Last edited by staleg; 02-13-2020 at 06:55 AM.
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