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    Mixing hydro parts: Avid juicy lever w/ Hayes 22mm Hayes caliper

    I have an old fork, Mr Dirt Quad FAT fork. It was designed to use the Hayes 22mm caliper. However, I really like the bleed, adjusts and feel of the Juicy 7 levers. I know the fluids are compatible, but does anyone know if everything else is? Thanx.

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    Try it. That's the only way you will know. So long as fluids are compatible and you're willing to modify the hose fittings (if required), then go for it and be cautious when checking if they work.

    The only real differences in operation of levers is how much fluid they push, dictated by bore and stroke of the master cylinder, and the rate at which the lever pushes it. You could have levers that push too much or too little, so go and try it and report back.

    *an oem example of swapping levers is in the case of Hope Mini and Moto levers. Mini levers are used up to the Mono 6, and there are also exchanges between the Moto lever on the M4 and up.

    I read in the past, perhaps in the reviews section, someone used a Mini lever on a B4 with good results.

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    Yeah. JC beat me to it.

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    With regard to hose fittings, just buy a braided hose kit that comes with ALL the connectors (like HEL performance), then you just pick the ones you need. In fact, I've probably got avid and hayes parts kicking about since I use Maguras...

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    Hum, maybe I should e-mail Hayes & Avid support for a clue on how much fluid each system's lever moves this should firm up compatibility between the systems. . .

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    That'll be a certain dead end.

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    Why should it be? Just ask for the piston diameters. Magura publish that information, and not sure why anyone would consider it a big secret...

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    Because in the US, we have unlimited liability and lawyers. They ruin all the fun and why should a company get involved with that, or lose sales by helping you frankenbrake your stuff?

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    Most techs probably would not know or want to take the time to find out.

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    Did anyone ever give this a whirl? This really has my attention....

    If not... I may consider giving it a try...

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