Rear brake control valve pipe c


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Rear brake control valve pipe c

Post by rikkerblade » Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:59 am



Hello. Im working on a naked 1983 GL1100I project and im curious if I can replace the rear brake control valve pipe c and other hard lines with steel braided lines. Mainly for looks but also so I can reroute some of the lines to make space. Any info would be great. Or just tell me im being stupid and to leave well enough alone. :D

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Re: Rear brake control valve pipe c

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:21 am

You may end up with a bit more sponginess in the brakes, as any flexible brake line (even steel braided) is going to expand more than a hard line. But with the length involved, it shouldn't make so much of a difference that the efficacy of the brakes is affected.

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Re: Rear brake control valve pipe c

Post by rikkerblade » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:32 am

Thanks for the info. I didn't realize the hard lines were used for that and its good to know. I think ill keep it as is just to be safe.

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