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    IRS front brake pipes

    Hi normally you would have a front flexible going from chassis to a jaguar bracket on the front with a small hard line for the last few inches,into caliper. As per jag.

    at the time Dax sold me some front flexibles that go DIRECT into the caliper with a banjo/bolt and two crushable washers either side,

    does this sound right as spotted a leak on one of the banjos, tightened it but cant tighten any more. Seems ok but any one else piped in via this way, or shall i revert to the orginal jag xj6 way with bracket and short hard pipe and change the flexis?
    Got to be safe on this one.

    thx

    graham

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    AK use flexies and banjos right to the caliper, no issues.

    Is the sealing surface nice and clean and flat on the caliper?
    Regards

    Craig Perry

    No, I'm not "repairing" it, I'm fine tuning its performance.

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    AK Gen1 (not AK pipes).

    Haven't decided whether to fit them facing out at 90 degrees pic 1, or vertical pic 2. Just on loose as a practice fit at the moment until I've adjusted everything else. You may also notice I've not got any springs and shocks yet so might have to tweak positions when fitted, but no extra pipes as in the Jag (XJS) just straight to the caliper.

    Graham.
    Last edited by Gatwick Axe Man; 13-08-19 at 11:29 AM.
    AK gen 1 delivered 05/05/17, on the road shortly!

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    Had to put a slight twist in mine, as you need to check the flexi is not fowling anything on full lock to full lock
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    Gav
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    Ok thx for the advice, mmm will check if flat as calipers were zinc plated, so may not be smooth. Tricky access to get flat. Hence why i was thinking no harm in reverting to the old way screw unions in with flared pipe.

    Also did you have to add a little p clip or something to the upper arm to keep flexi away from suspension? Or as you say a slight twist?

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    Most motorcycle calipers have banjo bolts with no issues?

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