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    New question here. Magura FR Line Cutting - Did I blow it

    I was a few hours (and a few beers) into my bike build. I went to cut my Magura FR's brake lines and followed directions very well, except for one thing. On the first line I cut, I did not push in the brake pads. Recognizing my mistake, I did push in the pads on the other brake before I cut. Now, the lever on the brake that did not have the pads pushed in feels a little softer than the other. The lever does not come close to touching the bars or anything like that, but is definately softer than the other. Do I have to bleed to get an identical feel? Please advise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdrunk
    I was a few hours (and a few beers) into my bike build. I went to cut my Magura FR's brake lines and followed directions very well, except for one thing. On the first line I cut, I did not push in the brake pads. Recognizing my mistake, I did push in the pads on the other brake before I cut. Now, the lever on the brake that did not have the pads pushed in feels a little softer than the other. The lever does not come close to touching the bars or anything like that, but is definately softer than the other. Do I have to bleed to get an identical feel? Please advise.

    If the one that feels slightly softer is the rear then that's normal (more brakeline = more volume for expansion when the lever is squeezed) but if it,s alot softer, then rebleed if in doubt, rebleed.

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    zip tie the lever to the bar for a couple of hours.

    It may push any left over air to the master cylinder.
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    Should be OK...

    Since the brake is new & the reservoir was full you sholdn't have any problems.

    Had the pads been worn then you'd likely be looking at a bleed.
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    My rear Louise FR is slightly softer than the front.

    They were that way from the beginning, and they stayed that way after I cut the lines.

    LL

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