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    Hope Brakes

    Can anyone recommend a good place for service on Hope brakes? I have a set of M4's that need to be bled and possibly have a line replaced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KavuRider
    Can anyone recommend a good place for service on Hope brakes? I have a set of M4's that need to be bled and possibly have a line replaced.

    Thanks!
    Um... I would say Performance Bike for sure...



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    Rage...that's pretty much the only brakes they carry and service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azdog
    Rage...that's pretty much the only brakes they carry and service.
    Yup, Rage sells a lot of Hopes and probably can fix them up. Cactus doesn't sell the brake sets, but sells the pads and Goodridge lines for them.

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    +1 for Rage. Slippery Pig will service them too.

    Funny, my M4's just started barely leaking. Time for a seal replacement...because you can do that on Hopes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by azdog
    Rage...that's pretty much the only brakes they carry and service.
    Cool, thanks. That's the answer I was looking for.
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    Just a note there are Hope M4's and Mono M4's. Told Curley I needed some pads for my M4's and got the wrong pads, as I have the Mono M4's. Nothing special to bleed these brakes. DOT3 in the cylinder and break the bleed fitting loose while pulling in on the lever. Tighten before releasing the lever. Don't let the reserve get low on fluid and you should be fine. I actually have the Hope bleed kit and have never used it. The bottle is nice to catch the fluid coming out the Zerk, but a large rag works also. You do want to be careful not to get the fluid on the frame or any other painted item.

    Rage does have lots of Hope items. Even the little clips to hold in the brake pad retaining pin, as I always drop one on the floor and can never find it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trb2929
    Just a note there are Hope M4's and Mono M4's. Told Curley I needed some pads for my M4's and got the wrong pads, as I have the Mono M4's. Nothing special to bleed these brakes. DOT3 in the cylinder and break the bleed fitting loose while pulling in on the lever. Tighten before releasing the lever. Don't let the reserve get low on fluid and you should be fine. I actually have the Hope bleed kit and have never used it. The bottle is nice to catch the fluid coming out the Zerk, but a large rag works also. You do want to be careful not to get the fluid on the frame or any other painted item.

    Rage does have lots of Hope items. Even the little clips to hold in the brake pad retaining pin, as I always drop one on the floor and can never find it again.
    What is the difference between the M4 and Mono M4?
    These came stock on my GT.
    It was stolen, then recovered from a tweaker. Not sure what he did, but there is no fluid in the rear brake anymore. Didn't notice any leaks or paint damage, which you would expect from that big a leak. The front brake is fine.

    The spec's for my bike just say "Hope M4 brakes".
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    Older M4 pads



    Newer Mono M4

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    Quote Originally Posted by KavuRider
    What is the difference between the M4 and Mono M4?
    These came stock on my GT.
    It was stolen, then recovered from a tweaker. Not sure what he did, but there is no fluid in the rear brake anymore. Didn't notice any leaks or paint damage, which you would expect from that big a leak. The front brake is fine.

    The spec's for my bike just say "Hope M4 brakes".
    Mono just refers to the caliper being one piece, which yours are with the gold outboard piston caps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sixsixtysix
    Mono just refers to the caliper being one piece, which yours are with the gold outboard piston caps.
    So mine are the Mono's.

    Ok, good to know.

    On a side note, the GT was fun this weekend.
    Except for switchbacks. Its like a Greyhound bus, its so long.
    But they are still doable. Very stable in the air.
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    The Hope bleed kit makes bleeding a breeze as its pressurized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunDog
    The Hope bleed kit makes bleeding a breeze as its pressurized.
    I was considering getting the bleed kit. But since I'm not exactly sure what is wrong with the brake, I need to bring it to Rage anyways.

    Thanks for the info!
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    Thats how I learned.

    Quote Originally Posted by KavuRider
    I was considering getting the bleed kit. But since I'm not exactly sure what is wrong with the brake, I need to bring it to Rage anyways.

    Thanks for the info!

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    I have Hopes bore cap removal tool if anyone ever needs to borow it for a bore cap seal replacement....Iknow it works on the mono caps, not sure about the previous models though....
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    Quote Originally Posted by KavuRider
    Can anyone recommend a good place for service on Hope brakes? I have a set of M4's that need to be bled and possibly have a line replaced.

    Thanks!
    these are one of the easiest to work on, sure you don't want to try yourself? no bleed kit needed

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    Quote Originally Posted by sixsixtysix
    Um... I would say Performance Bike for sure...


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