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Dan71

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Install front brake on the rear?
« on: July 16, 2017, 10:00:27 PM »
i have a couple shimano XT front disc brakes, (caliper, lever and hydro line).  You agree I just need a longer hydro line to turn one more of these into rear bake? 

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Re: Install front brake on the rear?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 12:02:42 AM »
The levers are different for right and left, if installed on the opposite side it would be upside-down.  It would put the reservoir on the under side of the lever which may affect the system.  The manual states that having the bike on it's side or upside-down will cause air bubbles to affect the brake, so installing the lever flipped over may do the same.


The calipers are the same.

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Re: Install front brake on the rear?
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 07:11:56 AM »

Ahhh, of course the levers are different.  I did not think of that.  thanks

The levers are different for right and left, if installed on the opposite side it would be upside-down.  It would put the reservoir on the under side of the lever which may affect the system.  The manual states that having the bike on it's side or upside-down will cause air bubbles to affect the brake, so installing the lever flipped over may do the same.


The calipers are the same.

 

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