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Old 04-28-2015, 06:42 AM
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I finally get to work on my bike again and I am replacing the front brake lines because the stock lines are too short, with my new handle bars.

I have been looking around for a little bit and I am going to go with SS braided, but they are a little expensive.

The brands I found were:

Galfer
Core moto
Spiegler

Galfer is the cheapest in price. About $90 for the front lines.

Any suggestions?
 
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Old 05-10-2015, 10:51 AM
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i've heard of people using galfer lines before, i'd imagine they are as good as any.
not too sure what import charges are like but I've used wezmoto lines in the past, the guy makes lines to order, lifetime warranty and they're always the cheapest i can find.

might be worth your while getting a set of lines made up in a local shop, a lot of auto stores or farming suppliers have hydraulic presses for the fittings. its not complicated, often works out cheaper and you'll get exactly what you're needing rather than guessing a length ordering online.

any pics of the cbr dude?
 
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Old 05-11-2015, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by iamhiding View Post
i've heard of people using galfer lines before, i'd imagine they are as good as any.
not too sure what import charges are like but I've used wezmoto lines in the past, the guy makes lines to order, lifetime warranty and they're always the cheapest i can find.

might be worth your while getting a set of lines made up in a local shop, a lot of auto stores or farming suppliers have hydraulic presses for the fittings. its not complicated, often works out cheaper and you'll get exactly what you're needing rather than guessing a length ordering online.

any pics of the cbr dude?
I emailed wezmoto a week ago, but haven't heard anything back.

I haven't looked into a local shop.

I will post some pics later today.

Thanks for the reply!
 
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:15 AM
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You could always go the FIGHTER route and make your own.

Every line on my bike is now one that I've made. Check out Russell lines. Or Earl's Plumbing. I've used both.
 
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Old 05-13-2015, 04:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Conrice View Post
You could always go the FIGHTER route and make your own.

Every line on my bike is now one that I've made. Check out Russell lines. Or Earl's Plumbing. I've used both.
I've never made brake lines, but I have made fuel and oil lines for cars.
Using russell fittings, it really isn't too difficult.
Personally, I prefer Nylon braided lines though... SS can be a PITA to cut and fit right.
 
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Old 05-14-2015, 02:57 PM
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I ended up going with russell lines, reusing the existing banjo bolts. Total cost with shipping around $85.
 
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Let us know how it goes.
 
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Old 05-17-2015, 12:56 AM
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Be careful with the fittings and banjo bolts.....
They are easy to damage.
 
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Old 10-07-2016, 08:58 PM
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I've used Shawn at www.slingshot-cycles.com for several sets of braided lines. Very good quality and you can't beat his prices. Check him out.
 
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