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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 7:54 pm 
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So I have acquired through legal means, a set of Magura rim brakes model Race Line, neon yellow with the adjuster knob on the levers. Is there a website to help a mechanically inclined person new to Magura rim brakes? What weight oil, how to bleed/refill the lines, how to change the housing to something that is longer? Any help or links would be great.


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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 8:21 pm 
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http://www.birota.ru/manuals/magura/rim ... manual.pdf

Probably a slightly later model than yours(?) but virtually identical in operation 8)


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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 10:18 pm 
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thanks that is what I was looking for.


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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 11:12 pm 
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I have some HS 22's and found that site to be a big help. There are also some videos on Youtube (in German) describing how to bleed and install the modern HS11/33's. I found those helpful too.

As for Oil if you want to stay within the specifications you need to use Magura Blood/Royal Blood, but lots of people use other types of hydraulic mineral oil (or god forbid water and pharmacy mineral oil).


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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 9:25 pm 
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Also go on YouTube. Type in magura rim brake bleeding or something like that.
There are a couple of videos from the official magura tech which show it very well.


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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 7:25 am 
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The cheapest oil to use is probably Citroen LHM, although I use Aeroshell 41.


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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:19 am 
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We used to use water and anti-freeze in our maguras, that was on our trials bikes anyway. It made the brakes return back uber quick.

After 3 years all the seals were still fully sealed.


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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 7:02 pm 
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Andy R wrote:
The cheapest oil to use is probably Citroen LHM, although I use Aeroshell 41.


I've tried to find Aeroshell 41 locally, but the only guys who sell it are the specialty places and they've always been closed the few times I stopped by on the weekends. I've heard that the Aeroshell will work on Shimano disc brakes as well.


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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 9:52 pm 
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dirttorpedo wrote:
Andy R wrote:
The cheapest oil to use is probably Citroen LHM, although I use Aeroshell 41.


I've heard that the Aeroshell will work on Shimano disc brakes as well.


It's what I use in Shimano and Magura disc brakes (courtesy of Flybe :wink: )


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