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Where to get braided brakelines?

Anyone who knows where to get stainless hoses for my VN750?
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A couple of years ago there were some on Ebay which some members installed, but they don't seem to be listed anymore.

Just did a search on Google for "braided stainles steel brake lines" and found several hits.
https://www.google.ca/search?sourcei...w=1366&bih=584

I recall one member whose new kit ran two full length hoses from the master cylinder down to the brake calipers.
Something like this link: http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...rake-Line.aspx
Make sure you get enough new copper washers/seals and a longer bolt to pass through two banjo fittings and into the master cylinder.

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A couple of years ago there were some on Ebay which some members installed, but they don't seem to be listed anymore.

Just did a search on Google for "braided stainles steel brake lines" and found several hits.
https://www.google.ca/search?sourcei...w=1366&bih=584

I recall one member whose new kit ran two full length hoses from the master cylinder down to the brake calipers.
Something like this link: http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...rake-Line.aspx
Make sure you get enough new copper washers/seals and a longer bolt to pass through two banjo fittings and into the master cylinder.
EBAY STAINLESS STEEL BRAKE LINES on eBay
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He is looking for new stainless steel hoses slim, not just a braided cover.
As I recall now, the braided SS lines were sold by a company called Galfer.
Here is a link:
http://www.galferusa.com/brake-lines...g-motorcycles/

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I got a set of SS lines from the EBay seller below. Just had to specify the length, fittings and angle. Good quality and price. Comes with banjo bolts and crush washers. SS lines are an improvement on braking, you can feel the difference in the lever.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/VULCAN-1700-2...item1c2b79b14b

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The only two places I know that make QUALITY SS brake lines are the aforementioned Galfer and Russell:

http://www.russellperformance.com/mc...niversal.shtml

I have no experience with others on the market, but just again warn buying cheap eBay lines if you're not sure who makes them.

I also suggest losing the stock "splitter block" and running duel hoses right off the MC if you can. (this requires a duel banjo bolt...
http://m.motorcycle-superstore.com/I...mStyleId=32835 ).. Or, just using a simple T fitting.

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I also suggest losing the stock "splitter block" and running duel hoses right off the MC if you can. (this requires a duel banjo bolt...
http://m.motorcycle-superstore.com/I...mStyleId=32835 ).. Or, just using a simple T fitting.
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I have no experience with others on the market, but just again warn buying cheap eBay lines if you're not sure who makes them.
Don't know if you get them over in the US but Goodridge are one of the original manufacturers of braided hoses. They have been around for many years and are, in my opinion, by far the best. I have used them on nearly every bike I have ever owned.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Goodridge-...f1b0ccab7#shId

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Don't know if you get them over in the US but Goodridge are one of the original manufacturers of braided hoses. They have been around for many years and are, in my opinion, by far the best. I have used them on nearly every bike I have ever owned.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Goodridge-...f1b0ccab7#shId
I can only find that in the UK... i have cross referenced the brand as well as the part number. every hit comes for the UK.
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I can only find that in the UK... i have cross referenced the brand as well as the part number. every hit comes for the UK.
ah, ok... Thanks for looking Slim. I guess it's a UK only brand. Pity, as they really are excellent.

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