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...they seem to engage the pad pretty far into the lever pull. Is there some way to adjust this, maybe adjust the pads in closer to the rotor or something? Other than that they feel pretty smooth, compared to my hfx9's. Easy to install too.

One other thing, they are on my wife's bike, which is pretty small at 14.5". There is some extra cable at the front which I zip tied down. Would cutting the hoses down improve performance at all? I didn't do it because it looked like a pain in the ass, and I don't have a bleed kit or anything.

Thanks for any help!
 

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Less line means that there would be less bulge under heavy pressure. But any performance gain would be negligible at best (as is the case with stainless lines). You do need a bleed kit, a barb, and compression fitting to trim the lines down. If you're REAL good, you might not have to rebleed.

As for the lever travel, remove the bleed screw on the lever, and top it off with DOT 4 or 5.1 brake fluid. Then thread the bleed screw back in. See if it pumps up at all.
 

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XSL_WiLL said:
Less line means that there would be less bulge under heavy pressure. But any performance gain would be negligible at best (as is the case with stainless lines). You do need a bleed kit, a barb, and compression fitting to trim the lines down. If you're REAL good, you might not have to rebleed.

As for the lever travel, remove the bleed screw on the lever, and top it off with DOT 4 or 5.1 brake fluid. Then thread the bleed screw back in. See if it pumps up at all.
Ah, thanks for taking the time to help me out man... :thumbsup:

I'm guessing the bleed screw is the one I see that's right on top of the resevoir next to the lever right?

Also, where can I buy DOT 4 or 5.1?
 

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Yup, that's the bleed screw. It uses a small torx wrench.

DOT 4 should be available at your local auto store. DOT 5.1 may or may not be. I had to order my bottle of Motul from online. DOT 5.1 makes quite a difference. Half as viscuous with a much higher boiling point. It gives you better lever feel and piston response.

DO NOT BUY A SILICONE BASED BRAKE FLUID OR DOT 5! IT HAS TO BE DOT 5.1!
 
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