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I ordered some sport bars and went to put them on today, is there something I'm doing wrong because my steel brake lines wouldn't curve enough to clear the gauge cluster.
Do I need to loosen them and then re-bleed the brakes?
I watched a video and the guy on Youtube said the bars should be different yet mine are identical.
 

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It is possible that certain handlebars are not fully compatible but most times it takes a bit of extra effort and rerouting. In any case, if you're not 100% about the result go to your mechanic because it is a matter of safety!
 

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Two things. You may need new lines with a different angle on the banjo fitting(worse case) or you may just need to rotate the line a little at the banjo fitting(best case).

You can loosen the banjo bolt just enough to move it without loosing much if any brake fluid. If the brakes are spongy afterward, you may need to bleed them if some air got in by chance.
 

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They are Core stainless lines if that matters. Looking at them from the front one is facing about 5 o'clock and the other is facing about 8 o'clock position.Does anyone have pictures of their sport bars and the how the brake lines are routed? Glad to see I can loosen them without losing a bunch of fluid, just not looking forward to bleeding them again.
 

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I think when I had them installed with my SS lines, I had to flip the banjo bolt. Sorry, it was like 10 years ago when I had them on the bike.
 

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for what it's worth, i did spiegler lines, in the alternate, so both at the master, and no crossover
i put the sport bars on at the same time, i ended up flipping the hoses, so the master end at the caliper, for both hoses, this gave a slighter bend back to the bar compared to the other way around. one end was a sharper bend at the fitting, the other end was more subtle. then i stacked them at the master where they fit well. i like my levers down, and this has worked well for me.
 
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