Short metal rear brake line 83 GW GL1100


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Short metal rear brake line 83 GW GL1100

Postby goldwing 1200 » Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:37 pm



Hi All,

Here is the new old biker back again looking for another rare part.
I need the short metal brake line that goes from the master cylinder
to the PCV on the other side of bike. It is for the 1983 Interstate GL1100.

This was the first year that started dual brakes from foot pedal. They used
a PCV to split the hydraulic to front and rear.

My problem is that the prior owner stripped the metal brass fitting and ruined
both the line and rear master cylinder. Sooooo, I had to get a new master cylinder
but now need the line!

I have tried Ebay, Bile Bandit, Partnmore, and several other sites. Honda no longer has it.
So anybody parting out this year and model who might have it, please let me know.

As always, thanks for looking and cool driving.

CabbyGuy



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Re: Short metal rear brake line 83 GW GL1100

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:51 pm

I don't know what type of fitting is on it, but if it's a standard compression fitting used on most brake lines, any decent garage should be able to fabricate one for you. I had to do it for an old Ford Explorer that I had, so I bought the flaring and pipe bending tools to do it - and it's really not that hard once you get the knack of it. Might be a viable solution to trying to find a replacement on the web.

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Re: Short metal rear brake line 83 GW GL1100

Postby goldwing 1200 » Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:38 am

Thanks for reply. I will keep that in mind. I went to brake places and theymore less said "if it ain't off the shelf forget it!"
I think the world servicers are becoming less trained in frabricating. I'm sure somewhere out there is a person tha put two metric male fittings on 12" of brake line and flare the ends.

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Re: Short metal rear brake line 83 GW GL1100

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:57 pm

If you want to give it a try yourself, you can buy the tools from Harbor Freight (either in-store or online) - tube cutter, flare tool, and bender - for around $30-$40, and a length of brake line from NAPA for around $10, and with a few flares for practice, I'm sure you will be able to fabricate it yourself. That's exactly what I did for my old Explorer when it blew out a brake line.




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