Stainless Steel Rear Brake Line and Rear Master Cylinder


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Stainless Steel Rear Brake Line and Rear Master Cylinder

Post by Elmobile » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:54 pm



I am getting my GL1500 SE ready for this coming season... I want to replace all the brake lines to Stainless Steel. I am going with Spliegler lines as they have an "alternate" kit to unlink the front brake. My question is with the rear line. I want to remove the steel section of the rear line. Has any one done this? I would like to know what type of fittings were crimped on each end and how long was the line...?
The rear master cylinder has an integrated pressure valve. Would any one know at what pressure it opens. It looks like the line feeding the left front is direct but this pressure valve would delay the activation of the rear caliper. Is it the way it is working?

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Re: Stainless Steel Rear Brake Line and Rear Master Cylinder

Post by offcenter » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:18 pm

Elmobile wrote: I am going with Spliegler lines as they have an "alternate" kit to unlink the front brake. My question is with the rear line.
J.C.
I just looked all over their site and the only thing I see for the 1500 is brake pads.
Anything else is for the Valkyrie. And I don't see anything for unlinking the brakes.
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Re: Stainless Steel Rear Brake Line and Rear Master Cylinder

Post by Rednaxs60 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:14 pm

Check out a local hydraulic shop. Had the SS Teflon lines for my '85 Limited Edition made at a hydraulic shop in Victoria. I took the lines in and had them within two days. Did the hydraulic clutch line as well.
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Re: Stainless Steel Rear Brake Line and Rear Master Cylinder

Post by Elmobile » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:03 pm

Thank you Offcenter, I was indeed on the wrong page...
I wonder why Spiegler did not mention that when I asked questions about their lines? I did ask them how long the lines were and they were much longer than what I measured on the bike. Now I know why. They did mention that I should check to make sure it fit my bike...

Rednaxs60
I also check with local hydraulic shop but their cost is too high. You would not happen to have a detail of the banjos used and the length of the lines?

I guess I will have to go to custom lines based on my measurements.

J.C.

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Re: Stainless Steel Rear Brake Line and Rear Master Cylinder

Post by Rednaxs60 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:25 pm

I have the old set for my '85 that are probably different than a 1500. When I looked into the cost to buy from the US, including exchange and shipping, my cost at the local hydraulic shop was less. Hopefully the cost from the US is less with all the extras. Another reason I had them done locally is that the tech would orient the fittings as per the original line.

Good luck.

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Re: Stainless Steel Rear Brake Line and Rear Master Cylinder

Post by boonny » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:15 pm

Try these guys out classic-cycle.ca I got mine ss lines from them many years ago,not one problem. If you do have problems contact them and they will make it right. I am not affiliated with them in any way other than being a customer. If memory serves me correct(big if) they are also located in Nova Scotia

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Re: Stainless Steel Rear Brake Line and Rear Master Cylinder

Post by Rednaxs60 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:27 am

Forgot about this company. Here is a link to its web site: http://www.classic-cycle.ca/index.php?pr=Home_Page
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Re: Stainless Steel Rear Brake Line and Rear Master Cylinder

Post by Elmobile » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:55 am

Thanks, I did contact them. Let you know how it goes... Area code 902! They are located in Nova Scotia. Great.

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Re: Stainless Steel Rear Brake Line and Rear Master Cylinder

Post by Elmobile » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:01 pm

Well Boony and Rednaxs60,
I contacted Classic-Cycle and my lines are being made sometime this week. I will drive to pick them up as they're located an hour away from my place... With any luck I may even be able to ride there if the weather continues to cooperate!
So than you for your help.
Let you know how they looked like...

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Re: Stainless Steel Rear Brake Line and Rear Master Cylinder

Post by Eckhard » Mon May 15, 2017 7:39 pm

How did they look? Are you happy with the work?

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Re: Stainless Steel Rear Brake Line and Rear Master Cylinder

Post by Elmobile » Tue May 16, 2017 1:27 pm

I was waiting to install them before commenting on those lines. So far only the rear ones are installed...
So yes, they look very nice. The quality is visibly there and the fellow was more than accommodating. Don't hesitate to deal with them.
See attached what I have on the bike for now. You can see the rear caliper will be fed by the main port (ex front output) while the side car is fed by the pressure controlled port (ex rear output)... Let you know how it does work when it is back on the road!















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