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I just purchased the 6.5 riser from cat today and the M-37" brake line. How do I go about changing the brake line? Is there going to be brake line fluid running out all over the place if I just unscrew and put the other on? Also will I have to add brake fluid to fill up the new line agter it is installed?
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I was told by the dealer that the 05 with the DD need a longer line for anything 6 inches or longer for a riser. The brakes are moved down lower in the belly on the 05 f-cats. I have the brake line already anyways so I am gonna put it on to be safe.
 

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yes there will be brake fluid all over the place, what do you think goes through the line. first thing i would do is drain the fluid, either by sucking it out of the resivoir on the handlebars or by putting a piece of hose on the bleeder on the caliper and loosening it so the fluid runs out the hose and into a cup or somthing., also, i have a 6.5, you dont need a longer brake line.
 

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If you put the new brake line on drain the fluid. Use a hose on the bleeder to run the fluid away from the pads and rotor. DO NOT let any brake fluid hit the pads. Change the line and then add some brake fluid. Open the bleeder, squeeze and hold the brake lever, then tighten the bleeder. Repeat until no more air comes out and the brakes feels solid when you squeeze it. After your done spray the brake off with brake cleaner.
 

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you will have to bleed your breaks after putting the new hose on to get all of the air out. If you dont bleed them, you wont be able to stop.
 

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I may not have to go through all of that if the 6.5 goes on without really stretching the #$%^ out of the line. If there are any other guys out there with the 6.5 cat riser let me know.
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I would also like to now if the 6.5 risers will work with the stock brake line. it doesnt look like there is enough room on my buddys 06 f-7.
 

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I bought mine last year and much to what people are telling you, don't listen to them. I tried the riser with and without the extended brakeline and its just to damn tight for my likings. Remember, this piece of equipment stops you from smashing into a tree or worse yet, another rider. Do yourself the favor and use the extended line, you'll won't regret it. After all you already have the brakeline in your hands, so no great loss.

As for the brakeline removal, do just as they said above. Its the way I did it and it worked fine for me. By the way, you'll love the riser. I found myself riding standing up most of the time and felt very comfortable also.
 

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Originally posted by snowman-F7@Sep 22 2005, 03:57 PM
I bought mine last year and much to what people are telling you, don't listen to them.  I tried the riser with and without the extended brakeline and its just to damn tight for my likings.  Remember, this piece of equipment stops you from smashing into a tree or worse yet, another rider.  Do yourself the favor and use the extended line, you'll won't regret it.  After all you already have the brakeline in your hands, so no great loss. 

As for the brakeline removal, do just as they said above.  Its the way I did it and it worked fine for me.  By the way, you'll love the riser.  I found myself riding standing up most of the time and felt very comfortable also.
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exactly... i put the 6.44 riser on my 05 and i am def changing the line... yes it can go on there... but then you gotta move the whole brake handle assembly intowards the center of the bars... and you gotta have the bars point almost straight up.... and even then i turn towards the left hard... it is putting alot of stress on then line... id say if you have a 05 where the breaks are lower and you are thinking about putting the 6.44 riser on there... add the 37" M break line... id rather spend the extra money and have the slack then be rippin down the trails and turn to the left and have it stretch to much and something go wrong
 

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I went with the Fly 5 inch riser and a set of renthal fatbars CR high bend. So altogether its about 6.5-7 inch rise. So i ordered a SLP Braided brake line and it functions as good as it looks.

I also tried to move the brake lever further in on the bars before i got the slp line and it was uncomfortable.
 

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You can certainly use the 6.44" riser with the stock brake line...i used this setup for over 800 trouble free miles with out incident on my 05' sno-pro...i decided that the 6.44" was not enough for me so i went with the 8" now this is where you will need the extended length line (37") sweeper has a good point but it was never an issue for me... good luck...
 

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I have the 6.44 and started with out the line but i had to move the brake lever in a inch , that wasnt koser in my book so i bought the m7 line which is a bit to long but rather have it long than to short.

You can always sell teh stock line to a 03-04 firecat owner since it is longer than theres.
 

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Thanks for the replies boys...I appreciate it alot...now i don't feel so bad haveing the M brake line :div20:
Thanks again!
 

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yea definately put the longer brake line on. I just have a 6 inch riser and i dont like the fact that it is stretched alittle.
 

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i put on a 6 inch riser on my F5. i turned the handlebars all the way to the left and it was still having good play to move more.
 

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Seeing those Renthal FatBars on the pic posted made me think. What is the purpose of running Moto-X style bars? Is that a frestyle thing? Are those bars still as good as traditional bars for trail riding?
 

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hey hole shot 27 the only thing you should be thinking about is a higher windshield
to deflect my ice chips this year. cukoo cukoo.
 
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