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I hope this is the right term, but I need to loosen the bolts so I can turn my cables slightly downward on my handlebars. I installed the genmar risers and it's pretty tight. I've never loosened one of these before and I'm concerned that when I do fluid will come out and air will go in. anyone, anyone, bueller.
 

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If you are quick and loosen just enough all will be well, if not you will get practice bleeding. Do protect the paint work just in case.
 

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saylor01 said:
I hope this is the right term, but I need to loosen the bolts so I can turn my cables slightly downward on my handlebars. I installed the genmar risers and it's pretty tight. I've never loosened one of these before and I'm concerned that when I do fluid will come out and air will go in. anyone, anyone, bueller.

Not a big deal to loosen them a little(like howie said), but I'll give you one tip. Make sure the 2 bolts that holds the master cylinders to the bars are tight. If not, the banjo bolts can be tough to get loose. [thumbsup]
 

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just replace them, and bleed. not sure retightening is a good idea.
Disagree. Done like Norm dozens of time w/o problems.
 

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Bug said:
just replace them, and bleed. not sure re-tightening is a good idea.
Though replacing is the proper thing to do you would then definitely have to bleed not to mention finding proper crush washers. A quick loosen/tighten is commonplace and usually problem free
 

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howie said:
Though replacing is the proper thing to do you would then definitely have to bleed not to mention finding proper crush washers.
NAPA carries all different sizes of these washers.
 

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I've had no problem loosening and tightening mine several times. You can't do everything by the book, you'd go crazy.
 

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I'll give it a run tomorrow. Thanks for the help guys. [thumbsup]
 

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As long as u dont get air in the system u shud be fine, even if it drips a little.the only way air would get in is if you squeeze the brake lever, pushing the fluid out, and then release it , which would suck air in from that banjo bolt. Just as long as you loosen it a little. Good luck.
 
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