Replacement Clutch Hose - How long?


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Replacement Clutch Hose - How long?

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I'm looking at replacing all brake lines with a kit from galfer. It is a bit cheaper than Randakk's kit and I've used them before on different bikes and been happy with the quality.

It is funny that all the kits are missing an intermediary hose for the rear. The pathway is MASTER to HARD PIPE to HOSE to HARD PIPE to HOSE to CALIPER and the kits only give you the last "HOSE" section. Randakk sells the first HOSE section separately so I will buy that from him.

I figured I'd do the clutch too. I need to order that brake line from Randakk and he does sell a clutch line but he wants 100 bucks for it which is too much for what it is. Galfer will sell a clutch line from a Valkyrie for $55. They say it is 63" long. Part number on fiche is different from GL1500 clutch line (compared to Valkyrie) so I don't know if that is because of preformed bends or what.

Any idea how long a standard braided hose would need to be to get from master to slave on the gl1500?



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PS obvious answer here is to take it off and measure, but I am ordering brake lines tonight and thought I might get lucky and be able to piggyback on shipping

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Hi,
I also want to replace the clutch hose and already even bought the Randakk's one a two years ago.
There is description on it that the replacement is not running the same way as the original.
Probably it is shorter and not bended for sure and it is much thinner than the OEM hose.
I rebuilded the master and slave cylinders, bleeded the system many times but I am still not happy with that, especially when the engine is warm.
I replaced the bushing as well.
So next step and probably the last already is the replacement of the the clutch hose. I will do this very soon.
BTW, There is still the new Honda OEM hose available, 180 bucks around.

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Look on ebay !! - eBay item number:292328906599 or click on this link -https://wezmoto.com/
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Update:

Original OEM hose from Partzilla is around 40 bucks.

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XJSRider wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:21 pm
I'm looking at replacing all brake lines with a kit from galfer. It is a bit cheaper than Randakk's kit and I've used them before on different bikes and been happy with the quality.

It is funny that all the kits are missing an intermediary hose for the rear. The pathway is MASTER to HARD PIPE to HOSE to HARD PIPE to HOSE to CALIPER and the kits only give you the last "HOSE" section. Randakk sells the first HOSE section separately so I will buy that from him.

I figured I'd do the clutch too. I need to order that brake line from Randakk and he does sell a clutch line but he wants 100 bucks for it which is too much for what it is. Galfer will sell a clutch line from a Valkyrie for $55. They say it is 63" long. Part number on fiche is different from GL1500 clutch line (compared to Valkyrie) so I don't know if that is because of preformed bends or what.

Any idea how long a standard braided hose would need to be to get from master to slave on the gl1500?
Did you get it figured out/do anything on it?
It's not good to leave a post unfinished.... Others will read this later in time using a search tool looking for the answer wanting to do their clutch line replacement.

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Doing a search I see someone posted 72" is more likely on the goldwing.............
Measure with a string along the stock hose to be sure before you order though.
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The update was I used Randakk's line, it was longer than needed to be matching routing of stock hose (including removing the solid pipe parts). My advice is mock it up with a string and order one special.

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Hi,

I have just replaced my old clutch hoses with a single stainless steel braided hose.
The SS line length is 174cm (68.5") and you would be ok with one at 170cm.
I purchased mine from eBay UK for just £8.99 with free UK postage including two banjo bolts and four cooper washers.
Quality is good and fast postage too.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-Braided-S ... 0008.m2219


Although this link is for two, he can supply just one if you contact him. Plenty of other sizes if you wish to replace your front and rear brake lines too - which I have done so already.

I simply cut the rubber hoses as far back as I could leaving the rigid pipe in place; just in case anyone wishes to put back to original, should I sell the bike at some point in the future. Less time and effort too!
I routed the SS line via the same holding-clamps on the steering column, then feeding down the outside of the frame, securing with cable-ties, and over the alternator to the slave cylinder.
I also overhauled the slave cylinder whilst I was at it which comes out with just three bolts. It now feels much smoother and less clunky on the gear changes.

In addition to the SS hose upgrades, I have fitted radial Adelin clutch and brake master cylinders (also from ebay (China)). These are Moto GP type copies, which essentially applies any force exerted directly on to the piston in the same direction which results in better brakes with better feel.

As we all know and understand, the brakes are not brilliant at stopping the Goldwing and the radial master cylinders are about £50 each. If you shop carefully for the SS hoses, you should be able to budget approximately £130 - £150.
If you just replace the hoses, £40 - £50.

Hope this helps!



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