Braided stainless brake lines


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romanfj
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Braided stainless brake lines

Postby romanfj » Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:54 pm



Hi all,

I've been looking a the braided stainless universal brake lines. The shortest I can seem to find are 4' and 9' long.

How do I cut them to the right length, since it would cut off the threaded fitting I would screw the banjo bolt into?

Thanks!
Frank


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harvey01
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Re: Braided stainless brake lines

Postby harvey01 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:38 pm

Have you checked with Russell,Hel, or Galfer. You might do a google search for "braided brake lines for motorcycles"? When I did it, google showed some 10 plus pages which listed manufacturers and aftermarket suppliers. You might also try Cyclemax as they sort of specialize in Gold Wings and probably have what you need or a source to get it.
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romanfj
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Re: Braided stainless brake lines

Postby romanfj » Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:02 pm

OMG ' those are quotes, not apostrophes. Time for new glasses. The measurements are in inches :oops:
Current 1983 GL1100I
Current 1982 GL1100I/1983 Apencade hybrid (all body pieces are from the '83 A'cade), first Wing
Former CM900
Former CB400
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Re: Braided stainless brake lines

Postby RoadRogue » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:09 pm

Check with Andy for a quote on a set of lines premade for your year/make/model . These are made by Hel and come in various colours. I have put a set on both my 1100aspy and my 1500SE. Love them and they are reasonably priced, just bolt on/bleed and STOP!!!!!! 8-)
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harvey01
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Re: Braided stainless brake lines

Postby harvey01 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:57 am

RoadRogue, thank you for posting that info! I had totally forgotten that offer. Such aftermarket brakes lines are available in so many retailers and other sources.
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Re: Braided stainless brake lines

Postby bobbybiscuit » Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:19 pm

I have a GL1100a 1982 and i bought mine through a chappie on this site - really great value and quality lines - i bought back and front.

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Re: Braided stainless brake lines

Postby bobbybiscuit » Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:25 pm


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Johnyy Smoke
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Re: Braided stainless brake lines

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:32 pm

I got mine from a vendor in Canada for $80 (US) on E-bay. With a choice of colors.They fit perfectly and I have had no problems. It really makes a difference.
Try not to flip over the handle bars when you first try them out!
On a side note, seeing how difficult Goldwing brake lines can be to bleed out after a total line change, try the Mityvac. Really takes the hassle out of it.
$35 and worth it. Let us know how it goes. Regards, Johnny




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