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Old 03-04-2011, 03:31 PM
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On the market for some ss brake lines for my f4i, whats the best brand and whats the deal with this dual front line business?? anyone have these that can vouch for them.... not sure if splitting it into two lines is smart... also who likes wat levers??? thanks a bunch!!
 
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:36 PM
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I have Galfer lines on my 01. They came on the bike and have a lifetime warranty. I had one that was getting pinched and did not know it and it wore through. Galfer replaced the line and all I paid was shipping. I can't speak to the other brands. I have a vacuum bleeder but I am thinking of getting speed bleeders.
 
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I got full race HEL blue SS brake lines and love them which also comes with warranty. Helped a ton and look great. I think having two lines to the front makes bleeding brakes easier but other then that there doesnt seem to be any differance. You can mount them with the stock brackets and it looks great. As for levers I just got some CRG shorty and im very happy with them.
 
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I have goodridge's on the front. They made a huge difference and are well made. For brake levers I like asv's but asv doesn't make f4i levers lol.
 

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I have ASV shorty levers. Love them.
 
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:17 PM
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Thanks guys... anyone car to post pix of the levers?? Many thanks
 
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Originally Posted by CarbonCBRF4i View Post
I have ASV shorty levers. Love them.
WTF? Asv even said they don't offer F4i levers. I need a shorty brake lever!!!!!
 
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:16 PM
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do shorty levers make it harder to ride because of the minimized leverage?? I go to track often, but also ride my bike on the streets daily so dont want anything thatll effect performance...
 
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Originally Posted by boredandstroked View Post
WTF? Asv even said they don't offer F4i levers. I need a shorty brake lever!!!!!
I got mine off of eBay. Just search "ASV f4i." it's raining out right now and my bike is covered. Once it's stopped I'll take some pics.
 
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Originally Posted by Dblock55 View Post
do shorty levers make it harder to ride because of the minimized leverage??
Depends on your hand strength. My girlfriend has short levers fyi
I plan on running a stock clutch and short brake lever. I use all my fingers on the clutch so theres no reason to shorten it. I only use 2-3fingers max on the brake so I don't want the long lever hitting my pinkie finger.
 

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