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Possible source for Stainless Brake Lines

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 4:21 pm
Author: club_c
Mikesxs has stainless brake lines for $24 and $28 each (depending on length). Looks pretty good, for those looking for such a product.

http://www.mikesxs.net/products-70.html#products

Re: Possible source for Stainless Brake Lines

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 5:50 pm
Author: camos
Anyone have a source for stainless wire covers for the clutch, choke, throttle and speedo cables? A stainless brake line would look out of place without the other complementary covers. There is a wire cover on my xv1100 brake line that is in great shape and looks like it is made from Dura Nickle rather than stainless. The clutch cable cover on the other hand looks like it is chromed steel and looks like rusty crap.

Cheers
Clive

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 3:24 pm
Author: Jake

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 3:32 pm
Author: club_c
Before someone says how cheap and gaudy that stuff is, let me say I put that on my bike recently. Looks ok, but if you know your stuff you know it's not stainless braid. It certainly cleaned up my cables tho.

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 3:34 pm
Author: Jake
Often wondered how it looked. Thanks

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 3:45 pm
Author: club_c
it's the finishing of the ends that's the messy trick, still mastering that.

Re: Possible source for Stainless Brake Lines

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 3:58 pm
Author: gregthomas
Clubbie - put a wrap of tape around the end, square it up on a grinder,remove tape, clean the inner tubing up with a scalpel blade, assemble.
Some countries insist on certified replacement hoses for street use - check your local rules before making up your own hoses.

Greg T

Re: Possible source for Stainless Brake Lines

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 4:08 pm
Author: Jake
gregthomas";p="150560 wrote:Clubbie - put a wrap of tape around the end, square it up on a grinder,remove tape, clean the inner tubing up with a scalpel blade, assemble.
Some countries insist on certified replacement hoses for street use - check your local rules before making up your own hoses.

Greg T


Greg, the "finished end " of what clubbie is talking about is heat shrink braided cover.

Re: Possible source for Stainless Brake Lines

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 8:31 pm
Author: gregthomas
OK - I thought he was still talking Hydraulic lines.

Greg T

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 11:39 pm
Author: motormouse
I got my clutch and throttle cables fromDennis Kirk. Since I am using a digital speedometer meant for a H*rl*y, I modified a Ha*ley speedo cable to fit. I relocated my choke and it is not noticeable.

Re: Possible source for Stainless Brake Lines

PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 9:54 am
Author: camos
Thanks for the link Jake and Doug for the review. I definitely prefer the look of the cover that is on my brake line. That stuff is a bit gaudy but would probably be OK if I can't find a wire cover for the cables.

Cheers
Clive

Re: Possible source for Stainless Brake Lines

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:05 am
Author: Busrydr
I just finish switching over all my lines to SS Braided a couple of weeks ago. I had to search long and hard. It was costly but it came out looking great.

As mentioned above, Dennis Kirk still had the Speedo and Clutch in stock. That saved me plenty. These were made by Motion Pro so I had to get the Throttle and Choke sort a custom made by Motion Pro so they would match. Motion Pro already had the measurements so that just took the order by phone and shipped them out.

I went with Galfer for the brake lines. Russell really makes some great lines but their clear SS Braind sleeve is just a little darker than the Motion Pro stuff. The Galfer lines are almost a perfect match.

Here are a couple of pics. I need to get some updated pics added to my album.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:10 am
Author: scootermcq
Darn it BR that looks great!... Now I gotta go spend some money. Thanks....

Seriously, that looks HOT, great job

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:15 am
Author: Busrydr
scootermcq";p="155663 wrote:Darn it BR that looks great!... Now I gotta go spend some money. Thanks....

Seriously, that looks HOT, great job


You'll be glad you did! It really stands out. But you have to do them all. Cha-Ching :baw:

Glad I could help :beer: :lol:

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:09 am
Author: Roger Ramjet
I never did it but I asked at Fluid Line here in Oakville and they said they'd do it no problems.

Fluid Line is a chain store so there may be more around.

http://www.fluidline.ca/ I am in no way affiliated with this supplier and do not endorse their products. I just posted it for information purposes only.

No Spamming Here LOL