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Title: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
Post by: fake on Jul 14, 2010, 01:11:45 pm
Where did you get them and is it difficult to install.  I saw them on TRaider Johns bike & it looks 100 times better than the stock black hose.
Title: Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
Post by: ldbaize on Jul 14, 2010, 01:22:38 pm
I'm afraid that I'm not much help.  My Dealer ordered them for me and installed them.  I do know that they were the stock length and still worked great with my drag bars.  It is a pricey little mod, but increases performance and style!  I'm sure someone here will chime in with the best place to buy.  Good luck!
Title: Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
Post by: Kevin Dixon on Jul 14, 2010, 01:41:52 pm
I am pretty sure bleeding the brakes will be the hard part of the install not the install itself.
Title: Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
Post by: shortysboy09 on Jul 14, 2010, 01:55:28 pm
Hey fake, This may help you out....

Here's a walk-through that Opps did on his Raider.
http://www.yamaharaidermods.com/front-braided-brake-lines.htm (http://www.yamaharaidermods.com/front-braided-brake-lines.htm)
Title: Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
Post by: rollinje on Jul 14, 2010, 02:21:57 pm
I picked up a MightyVac vacuum pump from Harbor Freight for like 20 bucks a while back. That is the BEST thing to use for bleeding brakes. It's a really short one man job. You can do front, rear and clutch in about 10 minutes...

on the actual brake lines, I ordered a set of goodridge from Phatperformance for the front. I haven't done the clutch or rear on the Raider yet

Incidentally - I still have a set of 4" longer (at the top end) goodridge lines for sale. If anyone has replaced or is planning to replace their bars with longer/more pullback, these are ready to go. 100 bucks... See link for details - https://www.roadstarraider.com/index.php?topic=3566.msg66321#msg66321
Title: Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
Post by: Mr. T on Jul 14, 2010, 02:34:00 pm
I have the Spiegler lines.  At the time, they were the only ones that had the 3 piece front lines... (not sure if that is still true or not) which is what I wanted.  I didn't want dual lines up front.  Plus they also have color banjos (I chose red and they actually are pretty close in color) which I liked, as well as colored lines if that what you want.
Title: Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
Post by: Capt_Zoom on Jul 14, 2010, 02:37:44 pm
Baron's has a new brake line ordering system.  Its pretty slick.  Goodrich lines mostly (I have goodrich on mine and like them a lot).  Pic up a cheap vac and some speedbleeders from Baron's.  Speedbleeders make the job a lot easier since the stock bleeders are Crap.
Title: Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
Post by: TRaider_John on Jul 14, 2010, 04:44:08 pm
Thanks for noticing, fake.

Two things to watch for when ordering:
Front brake:  Comes in a two piece or three piece set.  The two piece is a separate line from the master cylinder to each front brake.  (You can also get it so there is a single line to the right brake and one that loops over the fender to the left side).  The three piece is what came installed.  i.e. one line to a manifold (splitter) and a line from there to each front brake.  Be sure to order the one you want.

Clutch line:  The first ones that came out were full length from the cylinder to the clutch slave and replaced the entire manifold and hardline.  You now can find some that are the same length as stock and use a similar manifold to connect to the hardline.  I had to have mine custom made.  Again, be sure you know what you are ordering.

Throttle cables are more difficult to install than the brake lines because you need to lift the tank and disassemble the right grip.  That is not really that difficult, but consumes more time.

Bleeding lines can be a PITB, but it can be done by one person.  A second makes it easier, but he'll drink your beer.
Title: Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
Post by: dejablu110 on Jul 14, 2010, 04:54:16 pm
Mighty vac Mighty vac Mighty vac!!!

Phil and I had a time getting the front brakes bled. Rear and
clutch were easier after we looked up a video online with
the mighty vac.

I got the HEL Performance lines and I absolutely love them. Purchased
front and rear brake lines and clutch for 200.00 and red banjo fittings
(https://www.roadstarraider.com/gallery/427_07_06_10_10_03_09.jpeg)
(https://www.roadstarraider.com/gallery/427_07_06_10_10_03_49.jpeg)
you can also see these lines come with rubber grommets for
mounting in existing clamps on bike
Title: Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
Post by: dejablu110 on Oct 10, 2010, 03:19:46 pm
http://www.helbrakelines.com/View_Colors_1N40.html
for dchertz.......the colors you want
Title: Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
Post by: dchertz on Oct 10, 2010, 03:42:57 pm
Thats awsome thanks
Title: Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
Post by: RedStar Raider on Oct 10, 2010, 05:00:11 pm
I got the platinum variety on my scooter. 8)
Title: Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
Post by: Brians last toy :-) on Oct 14, 2010, 07:57:22 pm
I just want to keep an eye on this thread...Sure would be nice to have a subscribe option :-)
Title: Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
Post by: dejablu110 on Oct 14, 2010, 08:02:16 pm
see the upper right corner where it says "show new replies to your posts"?
click that and anything you have posted on will pop up everytime there is
a new post.
Title: Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
Post by: TRaider_John on Oct 14, 2010, 09:09:50 pm
...or in one of your posts on the thread you want to subscribe to, click on Modify then in the lower left click on Additional Options and check the box for Notify me of Replies.  You can do that when you first post a reply, too.
Title: Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
Post by: Mr. T on Oct 14, 2010, 09:23:14 pm
... or, on the bottom of the thread you'll see this:

Reply  |  Notify  |  Add poll  |  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Add an Article     

Just click on the "Notify". 
Title: Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
Post by: RedStar Raider on Oct 14, 2010, 11:19:13 pm
You guys rock!! I really dig this site!!


RSR
Title: Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
Post by: mnewfield on Oct 15, 2010, 06:33:46 am
This is definitely on my winter mod list...
Title: Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
Post by: Brians last toy :-) on Oct 15, 2010, 09:52:20 am
...or in one of your posts on the thread you want to subscribe to, click on Modify then in the lower left click on Additional Options and check the box for Notify me of Replies.  You can do that when you first post a reply, too.

except I dont want to be notified from every post Just want a spot to keep ones Im interested in.

V bullitin Forums like MBF and the challenger sites as well as all my jeep forums..

Sorry for the hi-jack
Title: Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
Post by: Peter Pollock on Oct 15, 2010, 01:34:18 pm
Send a message to "Paladin".  I believe he put them on his Raider.
He can tell you how the job goes, and where to get the parts.

cheers,
dT
Title: Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
Post by: therealchuckdizzle on Oct 15, 2010, 05:00:16 pm
Chilly, I know we sell both 7 & 8mm speed bleeders....but not sure of the fitment. Maybe someone could PM Brent?
Title: Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
Post by: TRaider_John on Oct 15, 2010, 05:56:31 pm
Cilly, from what I can find, including the speedbleeder website, you are correct
Front and clutch are SB8125L and the rear brake is an SB7100S.
Title: Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
Post by: TRaider_John on Oct 15, 2010, 07:16:55 pm
Quote from: TRaider_John
Cilly, from what I can find, including the speedbleeder website, you are correct
Front and clutch are SB8125L and the rear brake is an SB7100S.

That's what I figured. Speedbleeders come is pairs, so I'll have to get two pairs of the 8mm, and 1 pair of the 7mm. Leaves me with an extra one bleeder of each in the end.

Thanks fellas,
~chilly
I'm sending a PM
Title: Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
Post by: craigac on Feb 17, 2021, 09:52:51 am
Thanks for noticing, fake.

Two things to watch for when ordering:
Front brake:  Comes in a two piece or three piece set.  The two piece is a separate line from the master cylinder to each front brake.  (You can also get it so there is a single line to the right brake and one that loops over the fender to the left side).  The three piece is what came installed.  i.e. one line to a manifold (splitter) and a line from there to each front brake.  Be sure to order the one you want.

Clutch line:  The first ones that came out were full length from the cylinder to the clutch slave and replaced the entire manifold and hardline.  You now can find some that are the same length as stock and use a similar manifold to connect to the hardline.  I had to have mine custom made.  Again, be sure you know what you are ordering.

Throttle cables are more difficult to install than the brake lines because you need to lift the tank and disassemble the right grip.  That is not really that difficult, but consumes more time.

Bleeding lines can be a PITB, but it can be done by one person.  A second makes it easier, but he'll drink your beer.

I have not come across a two piece set that fits the description given in red. Can someone point me in the right direction to look?
Title: Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
Post by: A.T. on Feb 17, 2021, 07:03:06 pm
Thanks for noticing, fake.

Two things to watch for when ordering:
Front brake:  Comes in a two piece or three piece set.  The two piece is a separate line from the master cylinder to each front brake.  (You can also get it so there is a single line to the right brake and one that loops over the fender to the left side).  The three piece is what came installed.  i.e. one line to a manifold (splitter) and a line from there to each front brake.  Be sure to order the one you want.

Clutch line:  The first ones that came out were full length from the cylinder to the clutch slave and replaced the entire manifold and hardline.  You now can find some that are the same length as stock and use a similar manifold to connect to the hardline.  I had to have mine custom made.  Again, be sure you know what you are ordering.

Throttle cables are more difficult to install than the brake lines because you need to lift the tank and disassemble the right grip.  That is not really that difficult, but consumes more time.

Bleeding lines can be a PITB, but it can be done by one person.  A second makes it easier, but he'll drink your beer.

I have not come across a two piece set that fits the description given in red. Can someone point me in the right direction to look?

I installed a Barons two line kit on my 08 Raider - loved it.   Am now looking to install a +2 two-line kit on my '15 - problem is I can't find a two line kit- don't think Barons makes the two-line kit anymore. 

That said, I'm going to order a two line kit from Galfer.  It's a much cleaner look as it eliminates the splitter manifold under the trip-tree.  Might also order a full length clutch line, master to slave cylinder.  Did that before on the '08 - it cleans up the left side frame.

As far as bleeding, use a reverse bleed method - much easier.  Just be sure to pull excess fluid to prevent overflow.
Title: Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
Post by: craigac on Feb 17, 2021, 08:16:47 pm
Goodridge and HEL Performance still make two line kits with a double banjo bolt at the master cylinder. The two line kit Iím wanting to see apparently has a double banjo bolt at the right caliper.
Title: Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
Post by: A.T. on Feb 18, 2021, 05:16:05 pm
Goodridge and HEL Performance still make two line kits with a double banjo bolt at the master cylinder. The two line kit Iím wanting to see apparently has a double banjo bolt at the right caliper.

Yep- that's the kit
Title: Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
Post by: craigac on Feb 18, 2021, 10:21:46 pm
Goodridge and HEL Performance still make two line kits with a double banjo bolt at the master cylinder. The two line kit Iím wanting to see apparently has a double banjo bolt at the right caliper.

Yep- that's the kit

Which kit was/is it with the double banjo bolt at the right caliper, the Barons? Sorry, just a little confused because the two I mentioned have a double banjo bolt at the master cylinder, not the right caliper.
Title: Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
Post by: A.T. on Feb 19, 2021, 06:43:33 pm
Goodridge and HEL Performance still make two line kits with a double banjo bolt at the master cylinder. The two line kit Iím wanting to see apparently has a double banjo bolt at the right caliper.

Yep- that's the kit

Which kit was/is it with the double banjo bolt at the right caliper, the Barons? Sorry, just a little confused because the two I mentioned have a double banjo bolt at the master cylinder, not the right caliper.

Not sure which kit has a dual banjo at the caliper - never seen that kit.  I misunderstood your question - I was talking dual banjo at the reservoir.

Attached is the Galfer order form.  Their website has info on how to measure, etc. You should be able to order what you're looking for from Galfer.
Title: Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
Post by: craigac on Feb 20, 2021, 08:09:32 am
Thanks A.T.! I had originally thought that John was describing a dual banjo at the caliper, I am starting to realize that may have been a mistaken assumption on my part. After looking at the order form you posted I think the 3-LINE CRIMPED probably fits the description in question.

Two things to watch for when ordering:
Front brake:  Comes in a two piece or three piece set.  The two piece is a separate line from the master cylinder to each front brake.  (You can also get it so there is a single line to the right brake and one that loops over the fender to the left side).  The three piece is what came installed.  i.e. one line to a manifold (splitter) and a line from there to each front brake.  Be sure to order the one you want.
Title: Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
Post by: craigac on Feb 20, 2021, 08:34:14 am
Please post any photos of this installed. Would love to see it!