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Braided Brake Lines (steel or titanium)

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Favourite brake lines?

Rubber / OEM
2
18%
Braided Steel Front and Rear
5
45%
Braided Titanium Front and Rear
0
No votes
Braided Steel Front, Rubber Rear
2
18%
Braided Titanium Front, Rubber Rear
0
No votes
Other whacky combination
2
18%
 
Total votes : 11

Braided Brake Lines (steel or titanium)

Postby Kitesurfer » Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:47 am

Hi guys, I'm thinking of upgrading my brake lines, definitely the front ones, and maybe the back as well (depending on cost). There are a lot of different brands out there: some local, and some from overseas. What are your favourite/preferred brands? Is titanium worth the extra spend (apart from bragging rights :wink:)

Opinions please!
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Postby khobun » Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:05 pm

braided steel front and rear. I personally am not at a level of riding to justify the cost of titanium lines.
I actually don't know 1 person that has them.
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Postby Kitesurfer » Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:12 pm

khobun wrote:braided steel front and rear. I personally am not at a level of riding to justify the cost of titanium lines.
I actually don't know 1 person that has them.


Thanks Khobun... which brand do you use?
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Postby dirtydannyd » Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:31 pm

I put HEL braded lines on my old SV1000. They were good. I'd be inclined to say that the known brands would be pretty much of a muchness.

I don't know if it makes a difference, but I opted for the two lines direct from the brake resevoir instead of the 'over mudguard' option.
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Postby khobun » Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:23 pm

+1 Hel lines direct.
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Postby Jake » Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:54 pm

Hey Kite,

Unless you're doing it for looks all you need is two braided front lines. Titanium is total overkill so I wouldn't worry to much about them. As for brands they are all pretty much as good as each other, I run braided steel Goodridge lines on the front of the race bike and standard on the rear, as I don't use the rear on the track anyway and even if I was too I wouldn't need it to work any better than it already does. But they are all much the same.

If you like I can get you a set of Hel lines for $190. I am supposed to have them listed on the store http://roostindustries.com/store_index.php but I haven't got around to it yet. Personally I like the clear as you can see the braid through the plastic coating, but black would probably look good on your bike.

PM me if you're keen.
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Postby Deano » Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:43 am

Hel performance brake lines are second to none and are priced really well $95 per line.. with a huge choice of colors ey bro...
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Postby HRCFrog » Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:50 pm

I have Spiegler ones with alloy fittings, which apparently is bad because they corrode over time. They will probably be replaced with HEL at some stage. What pissed me off even more is that I ordered them then when I went to put them on I realised it was an 'over the fender' set up because Spiegler believe the 08 CBR600rr doesent have the room for a 2 from mc set up. I even ran it 2 from mc for 1 track day but then I put it how it was meant to be, because it was tightening up when the forks went up, but the over the fender set up seems just as good.
Get the rear also, unless your a cheap skate.
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Postby Tongie_ » Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:02 pm

Ive got a Triumph.... factory fitted steel braid. :lol: :roll:
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Postby Deano » Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:57 pm

Tongie_ wrote:Ive got a Triumph.... factory fitted steel braid. :lol: :roll:


does that make up for missing one cylinder?? :D :D
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