83 Interstate new brakes

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83 Interstate new brakes

Post by The Wolf » Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:40 pm

My 83 Goldwing project is much better now.. Redoing this baby after its been sitting for 13 years-and had it running last week untile my rear brakes were sticking real bad. I decided to replace the flex brakes lines (all 3 of them). Went to Benz Hydraulics in New Castle DE. Gave them all 3 lines and they built them for me in about 30 minutes and only cost $77. Wow SS lines with clear plastic cover. Talk about a difference in brakes. Anyone with an old bike needs to replace those old rubber lines.. Of coarse I had to rebuild the calipers and did clean both master cylinders. But the true fix was replacing those line..

good riding folks!

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Re: 83 Interstate new brakes

Post by WingAdmin » Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:21 pm

Absolutely. Replacing the 30-year-old rubber brake lines on my 1100 with new braided stainless steel lines was the single best upgrade I did to it. It turned the soft, spongy brakes into razor-sharp, precise and strong brakes.

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