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I recently ordered a set of Spiegler brake lines (2 line kit, with the gold fittings) and finally got around to installing them yesterday.

Everything was going well...... seem to be easy and was doing fine at good pace. Removed wheel fender, right ram air duct cover, and windscreen for easier access. Then removed stock OEM lines and the Tokico calipers. Installed the Nissin ZX14 calipers and the Spiegler lines and banjo bolts fit perfectly into the calipers. i routed them to the M/C and to my surprise banjo bolt wont screw into the 05 stock M/C or the '12 ZX6R M/C. The OEM banjo bolt screws in smoothly into both MC but the Spiegler banjo wont go into either MC's. I know its aluminum bolt so i did not force it. i tried and tried, ended up removing the M/C to check maybe i was doing something wrong. My initial thought was to go to Ace hardware. Once there i asked them in they could please check if the thread pitch was the same as the stock banjo i took with me as well. They tried the stock bolt and the pitch is 1.25 and then they tried the new banjo and was the same size but didn't screw as fast as the oem part. The thought maybe it was the gold color that made the threads thicker. At this point i started getting frustraded bike is apart with no brakes, banjo bolt wont fit. All the $$ spent on parts. So i headed to my local bike shop to see what they had to say. I took both MC's stock oem bolt and spieglers bolt. I explained to them the situation. Looked at both M/C's and bolts. Tried themselves. They cleaned the gold off the threads a little to see if it would fit now and still nothing. They told me to leave the parts and they would look at them more carefully and with time. Since they just stop what they were doing to try to help me.

Anybody else have this issue?
After the whole day i am so close to just using the stock rubber lines and the '12 ZX6R M/C or the OEM '05 M/C and the ZX14R Nissin calipers. OR using the OEM banjo and the spiegler lines with the Spiegler crush washers.
 

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You may not be able to use the OEM banjo bolt if it has to go through two lines now instead of just one (e.g. if you went from a single line at the master cylinder to a dual line setup).
 

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You may not be able to use the OEM banjo bolt if it has to go through two lines now instead of just one (e.g. if you went from a single line at the master cylinder to a dual line setup).
He can...he can take the bonjo bolt from the right caliper (Length of two) and use it for MC (length of two) and use the two "Single length" bolts on each caliper with Speigler lines. Basically mix the order around but you still end up with one long bonjo bolt, and two short ones. :O

The ONLY thing I would say to note is...if OP went with aluminum fittings on the brake lines you do NOT want to use your oem bonjo bolts...just saying.

OP....It was a little annoying for me too but reverse thread it...then try again...seems like it wont work but should catch..eventually
 
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