SS brake lines


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SS brake lines

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Hi all, trying to install SS brake lines on my bike.( 97 SE ) I bought the lines from a member on another web site a couple of years ago, supposedly custom built for the wing. The problem I seem to be having is where the front left line changes from steel to rubber the connector on the steel line is a double flare and the SS line is a double flair, same for the rear brake now they screw together as God intended but I get the feeling something is not right. I am, aside from bleeding brakes not very familiar with brake lines, but I believe one side needs to be a smaller size to fit into the double flair. Please let me know if I am wrong ( I really hope I am ) Now there's something I don't say very often.

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Pictures would help.
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To connect 2 Flair ends, you'll need one of
these puppies from most auto parts stores.
NO sealer of any kind, flair is the seal.




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Sorry forgot about Pictures. This is the internally threaded end of the brake line. Double flare just like the externally threaded fitting from the bike steel line.
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You'll find the parts you need at auto parts stores.
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Maybe something like this?



But you really shouldn't be needing adapters with the proper line set. If this is for a different application, adapters might be the easiest solution.
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Thanks guys for the suggestions the kit is from HEL and was suppose to be specific to the 1500. All the lengths are good it's just the two ends that are wrong. I got them off a guy at Goldwing Facts.com but he isn't dealing in them anymore. I paid pretty good money for these lines I didn't want to use adapters but If I have no choice I guess that's what I'll have to do.
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Recently 2 other riders had similar issues. I don't know the makers. Hoses 'CLOCKED' wrong and wrong size end fittings.
Maybe this Covid is seeping into the forgetful equation? :roll:

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Can someone tell me the pipe size and the thread sizes on the Honda lines?


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