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Te mortuo heres tibi sim?
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and i'm at work now and can't work on them. gah! (sorry this is so long)

so i followed the directions to cutting/reconnecting my hose to the letter. new hose barb and compression fitting. then..... after threading the compression nut on and tightening, squeezed the lever......

and squirted DOT fluid out from around the hydro line. for sure from around the line, not the outers of the compression nut. pulled everything apart. oops; hosebarb not quite in as far as i thought (so i guess i didn't really follow the instructions as well as i thought) all the small parts appear intact, with no trauma to the line. so obviously i need the hose barb in all the way, but it also seemed like the hose wasn't in the lever body far enough. i was meeting pretty good resistance trying to put it in, so stopped at that point, held it all tight, and did up the compression nut.

then had to leave for work; no fixing anything until the morning.

1- ok, get the hose barb in all the way. is this my only mistake?
2- make sure i've got the hose all the way in.
3- ? any other tips/tricks. yes, i searched and looked at the FAQ. first experience with hydros being a recent convert from mechs. got a second set for my smaller bike, and needed to cut the lines.......

thanks in advance for any tips! for this or the after cutting bleed job?
 

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Just make sure to get the hosebarb all the way in and the compression nut tightened down all the way. When you tighten the compression nut, make sure it threads in straight, then it will need to be tightened pretty much to full stop.

I have the barbs and compression nuts if you'll be around this weekend and need a spare.
 

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ignazjr said:
Just make sure to get the hosebarb all the way in and the compression nut tightened down all the way. When you tighten the compression nut, make sure it threads in straight, then it will need to be tightened pretty much to full stop.

I have the barbs and compression nuts if you'll be around this weekend and need a spare.
thanks dave! i may pick up some spares from you, just to have them around. swapped the big bike over to them before the sedona trip. they worked so well, and i liked them so much, i had to swap the hardtail over as well! so much smaller framewise though, it needed quite a bit of shortening.
 
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