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Those of you with stainless brake lines?
« 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.

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    Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
    « Reply #1 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!

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    Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
    « Reply #2 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.
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      Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
      « Reply #3 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

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      Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
      « Reply #4 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

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      Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
      « Reply #5 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.
      « Last Edit: Jul 14, 2010, 02:46:50 pm by Mr. T »

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      Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
      « Reply #6 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.
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      Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
      « Reply #7 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.
      « Last Edit: Jul 14, 2010, 04:46:34 pm by TRaider_John »

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      Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
      « Reply #8 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


      you can also see these lines come with rubber grommets for
      mounting in existing clamps on bike
      « Last Edit: Jul 14, 2010, 04:55:51 pm by dejablu110 »

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      Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
      « Reply #9 on: Oct 10, 2010, 03:19:46 pm »
      http://www.helbrakelines.com/View_Colors_1N40.html
      for dchertz.......the colors you want

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      Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
      « Reply #10 on: Oct 10, 2010, 03:42:57 pm »
      Thats awsome thanks

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      Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
      « Reply #11 on: Oct 10, 2010, 05:00:11 pm »
      I got the platinum variety on my scooter. 8)
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      Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
      « Reply #12 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 :-)

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      Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
      « Reply #13 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
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      Re: Those of you with stainless brake lines?
      « Reply #14 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.