View Full Version : TR5/TR250 TR250 RR Brake cylinder ??

06-03-2005, 01:30 PM
I'm usually on the spridget channel but this question is for an old friend. Hard to believe, but does the original right rear brake cylinder/ hydraulic line fitting have left hand threads? If so, where can you purchase the correct cyl? or correct fitting? Apparently Moss only offers one type of cyl.

06-03-2005, 04:27 PM
I've never come across a left handed fitting on a TR. If it feels like it's tightening up, the fitting has probably been over-torqued. There is a shoulder on the nut, between the threads and where the flare is seated. If the nut has been over tightened (this could have happened at the factory) the shoulder mushrooms and after a half a turn out it starts to dig into the threads on the cylinder.
I would just cut the old line and replace the short line to the hose along with the new cylinder.