What kinda fittings are these anyway??

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by scrinch, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. scrinch

    scrinch Active Member

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    Long to short... I need to put a proportioning valve on my sidecar disc as she grabs way too much disc when applying the rear foot brake sending me off the road. I bought a valve from JEGS and the treads don't match the brake connections on the brake:small3d031: lines It is an AN3 tread I believe on the valve. 2001 RKC with Liberty sidecar. Does anyone know if this is metric or something different on Harley brake line connections?
     
  2. krikket

    krikket Active Member

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    An auto parts store should have any adapters you'll need to make it work. I've run into that issue many times on cars!! Bring the proportioning valve in with you.
     
  3. scrinch

    scrinch Active Member

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    I did that, bujt neither NAPA nor a break specialist nor a guy that does hydralic systems could hook me up. I brought the valve and line and no one had an adapter...that is why I wondered what weird thing it was like metric thread or something on the lines. I hate to buy all new line as it is long and would run quite a lot of $$$
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Have you given JEGS a call about the line and if they could help you out with it?
     
  5. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    Double flare or a bubble flare?
     
  6. scrinch

    scrinch Active Member

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    The JEGS fittings hook up to NPT. It is the Harley (i guess) fittings that are giving me the prob.
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2009
  7. scrinch

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    It turned out no one knew these fittings. I took them to 3 NAPA's , Carquest, A bike shop where the guy has been doing bikes for 25 years, and a hydraulic specialist. Weird....

    I finally ended up going to J&P Cycles and bought all new lines and fittings.