KLUGEWERKS Disc Brake Conversion Kit Updates

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Lewis
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Re: KLUGEWERKS Disc Brake Conversion Kit Updates

Post by Lewis » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:36 pm

A word of caution!
For anyone who has the Klugewerks kit but hasn't fitted yet, I had an issue today with what seems like 4 incorrect adapters (m12-3an) it's the adaptor that goes between the stock flexi hose and the new stainless flexi (rear) or T piece (front) on mine the concave side on the M12 side is too big and leaks, as Christopher is MIA I'm unable to contact him so I don't know if this is a error specific to my kit or if anyone else out there has the same issue.
I couldn't stop the 4 leaks so I stripped the plumbing and used a sharpie to mark the inside of the suspect concave then I tighten it back onto the flexi, removed it again and for sure there was no contact between the inside flare of the hose and the invert of the adapter, I'm gonna try and source 4 new parts and will post the source if anyone has the same issue.
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Re: KLUGEWERKS Disc Brake Conversion Kit Updates

Post by TechMOGogy » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:34 am

Thanks for the heads up - still sorting parts on my end but will take a look this weekend at these connectors/adaptors!
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Re: KLUGEWERKS Disc Brake Conversion Kit Updates

Post by Brady 712k » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:50 am

I too found the fittings to be leaking at first but.... in looking at the original rubber line vs the new steel lines and their adapters..... it looks like the adapters are not as long as the fittings on the original lines where they thread into the original rubber lines. I found using a pipe dope type sealant and really cranking down on the fitting got them to seal.
Since my original install 2800 kilometers ago all has been well!

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Re: KLUGEWERKS Disc Brake Conversion Kit Updates

Post by Lewis » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:38 pm

Yeah I'm using mine with some high pressure PTFE paste at the moment, I've found some adapters on amazon that look like they will do the job, I'll let you know if they work!
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Re: KLUGEWERKS Disc Brake Conversion Kit Updates

Post by Derrickbwg » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:11 pm

What wheel and tire setup are you guys using?

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