Brake Line


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lake_harley
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Brake Line

Postby lake_harley » Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:53 pm



The rear caliper brake hose on my GL1100I was found to be obstructed as I was going through the brake system. I ordered one from the local Honda dealership, along with a MC rebuild kit, and was quoted $35 or $36 for the hose. It turned out that the brake hose was no longer available from Honda. I then remembered a friend of mine that builds custom made brake and all manner of hydraulic lines as well as those for fuel and other liquids. He built an exact replacement line, down to a new protective rubber sleeve and grommet for under $25.00! I thought too late to ask if he had SS braided line, which he did, but he had already cut the regular hose and didn't want him to have the cut-off laying around. He pressure tested it, as he does every hose, to 3,000 PSI so I ought to be good to go! If anyone needs lines made let me know and I'll get his contact info for you.

Lynn



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Re: Brake Line

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:32 pm

I'm sure you're going to notice a difference with your new line, because it will hold the pressure better than the old, swollen rubber ones. Honestly, the best modification I have done to my 1100 is to put stainless steel brake lines on it. The difference in braking power and sensitivity is just incredible. Had I known it was going to make that much difference, I would have done it years ago!


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