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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-22-2011, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Stainless steel brake lines

Got candy apple red stainless steel brake lines from Pashnit today, had the local shop install them. Going for a ride tomorrow, will report on their performance later.

Looks pretty good.


View from the cockpit.


No more ugly black hoses. Sweet! They match my red spark plug wires too . =)



Got them from Pashnit moto, group buy. www.pashnitmoto.com, highly recommended.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-22-2011, 11:43 PM
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Good pics (as usual). I'm afraid you're right. The new lines are indeed sexy....

But....in truth....the best thing about your bike is the amount of time it stays in the road (like, wow!)....

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Whats the part numbers and how can i install them..they seem different then stock where they join the brake reservoir

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FK003D24-2
ok maybe this one?
do they just bolt right on? thanks

2011 Suzuki VSTROM DL650 with ABS Purchased Jan 28 now with 39,000miles WRECKED JAN 12 ,2013
"To strive, to seek, to find, not to yield."
05 Vulcan 750 26,050miles *Traded in*
Ventura guards
MadStadt mount
Givi windshield/Heated grips
Backoff
Riderbeads
Givi 52 topcase
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OEM centerstand
Headlight modulator
Battery tender
Aquarium thermometer with forward probe mount
Admore LED Lighting/Givi E36N panniers
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FK003D24-2
ok maybe this one?
do they just bolt right on? thanks
That's the correct part number, from this page. http://www.pashnit.com/product/galfe...awasakicruiser Standard cost about $90, was less with a group buy. Bookmark pashnitmoto, they are becoming a very good source of bike items. (Shameless plug!)

Took it to a local shop to install as I have no experience with brake systems. Besides, they had a vacuum bleeder for much faster install, getting the brake fluid through the lines. I've read horror stories about brake installs, with multiple days (!) spent trying to get air out. Better to have them do it all in just a few hours.

There is also a replacment rotor available, which I didn't buy. It's DF 166 as shown here: http://www.pashnit.com/pics/products...F154-DF168.jpg, $40.

Off topic: The Vulcan is the Energizer Bunny of bikes. It keeps on going and going and going...

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2006 VN750 (SOLD)
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Mustang seat
R/R Relocate
MCCT
MF Battery
Red spark plug wires
Stainless Steel brake lines
Stiffer fork springs
Windshield
Givi bags, Wingrack mount
Voltmeter
GPS Mount
Pashnit sticker!

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Whats the part numbers and how can i install them..they seem different then stock where they join the brake reservoir
Looking at the pictures, the difference appears to be two separate banjo connections and brake lines running from the MC reservoir down to the calipers.

The OEM brake line assembly has a single banjo connection on the MC reservoir with a single line to a splitter behind the horns, and two lines running down to the calipers from there.

I`m guessing the company is savvy enough to sell the set of two SS brake lines, (which is marketed specifically for the vn750), with a longer banjo bolt to connect the two lines to the MC reservoir in place of the one line bolt that is original to the bike.

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EQ, those are real nice looking brake lines and the red goes with your paint scheme. I was wondering, is there anyone who can make stainless braided brake lines to exactly replace the originals? That is with the right fittings so one can come off the master cylinder and the two that connect the splitter under the headlight. My bike is wine red and gray so I think it's best to stay with steel to match the chrome.

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EQ, those are real nice looking brake lines and the red goes with your paint scheme. I was wondering, is there anyone who can make stainless braided brake lines to exactly replace the originals? That is with the right fittings so one can come off the master cylinder and the two that connect the splitter under the headlight. My bike is wine red and gray so I think it's best to stay with steel to match the chrome.
I know this is an old thread, but this seller has several different colors available.
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And you can choose your color of outer coating clear, smoked (has a carbon fiber look) , black, red, yellow or blue .
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...d=234652246126

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H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


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I have those lines in the carbon fiber (smoked) finish. I love them ....good Quality and easy to install. It does not use the splitter tank on our front forks. Both lines get stacked on the output of the master cylinder.
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I have those lines in the carbon fiber (smoked) finish. I love them ....good Quality and easy to install. It does not use the splitter tank on our front forks. Both lines get stacked on the output of the master cylinder.
Bret do the SS lines come with a longer bolt for attaching the two fittings onto the master cylinder?

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H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


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