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    Moto Style on BL-M585?

    I have Shimano BL-M585 brakes on my bike and I would like to convert to "moto style." I'm trying to figure out if there are any o-rings on the lines that should be replaced when I drain fluid and swap. However, looking at Shimano tech docs doesn't shed much light. Can anyone tell me if there are any rings/gaskets/washers that need to be replaced when doing the swap or is a quick drain 'n' swap.

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    Dont drain the fluid, just undo the screw on the lever side completeley, pull off the cable and swap them. If you do it right you wont even have to bleed them. I just switched a pair of slx brakes to moto style this way. Took me about 3 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abelfonseca View Post
    Dont drain the fluid, just undo the screw on the lever side completeley, pull off the cable and swap them. If you do it right you wont even have to bleed them. I just switched a pair of slx brakes to moto style this way. Took me about 3 minutes.

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    Fluid surface tension is your friend.
    Just make sure you don't touch the levers during the swap.

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    Thanks yall. I bought the bike used. One lever is a touch spongy compared to the other so I'll still go ahead and bleed them, especially since I am not sure how long the fluid has been in there. But, at least I know I don't need any washers/gaskets/etc.

    Thanks.

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