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    Brake advice

    Not ridden my bike in around 6 months, i got it out of the shed and the little bleed plug had fallen out of my hayes hfx 9 rear master cylinder.

    Ordered a new one but realised the diaphragm was also ruined, so I ordered a new diaphragm kit. Upon installing it I managed to strip the thread that holds the reservoir cover on.

    Which part would I need to buy in order to get my brake working again. (Cant post links)

    And would i need to swap all the internals over, or should I use this as a sign and upgrade it ? I have been reading and a lot of people dislike the hfx 9's. Tbh i don't ride as much nor as hard as I used to but i don't want to be wasting money on the hfx 9 if i can have something else for not a lot more ?

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    It's probably not much more after you price out all of those parts vs what it costs to just get a new brake. I needed about $45-50 worth of parts for mine so I scrapped them and picked up elixer 5 for $70

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    Thats the way i was looking at it, i would probably want to stick to hayes but need something that works with my 8" rotors.

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    Everything should as long as you have the correct sized adapter for it.

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    So any hayes caliper will work with my 8" rotor ? The adapter is already fitted for 8" rotors as thats my current set up.

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    Yeah as far as I know it will. Usually when you order the caliper it's te same part number only difference is the rotor size and adapter

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    I also think that you can use a non-hayes brake on your rotors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rzozaya1969 View Post
    I also think that you can use a non-hayes brake on your rotors.
    I forgot about this..and wan't to get back on the bike to shift some weight.

    Going to ditch the hayes system and buy a hope system, can anybody recommend one for about 150 ? Need one that will work with my existing 8" hayes rotor (only changing the rear caliper/lever)

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