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Old 10-26-2009, 08:13 AM   #1
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Question about tube that connects resevoir to master cylinder

So long as it's the right inner and outer diameter, I can just use a basic rubber tube from lowes or home depot right?

And while we're at it ... what is the correct inner and outer diameter?
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Old 10-26-2009, 08:25 AM   #2
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I'd pull off the reservoir and take it with you. The I.D. is more important then O.D.

Second, brake fluid absorbs moisture and a standard vacuum hose rubber isnt necessarily porious but Im not sure about using a standard hose since they tend to be flexible. If you can find a solvent or fuel hose that may last longer and prolong leaks from the brake fluid breaking the rubber down.
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should I go to an auto supply store instead of lowes/homedepot?
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I was looking to see if ours had any stamps on them but I cant see anything.

I'd say it wouldnt hurt unless someone knows for a fact if standard hose would work. I have been disappointed lately w the hardware store's supplies of specialty products.
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I,m thinking that the blue fuel hose for bikes might work ok, I wouldnt normally use just regular hose unless its short time, prolly somewhere around 8mm inside and the outside is usually not important, but the fuel hose shouldnt even need clamps, my thoughts anyway, Ideally U would use the correct stuff?
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If you can find a solvent or fuel hose that may last longer and prolong leaks from the brake fluid breaking the rubber down.
I have used vacuum hose and fuel hose. Both are ok for a quick, very short time fix. The fuel hose lasted the longest. However after about a week the hose seemed to "sweat", it was brake fluid seeping through the hose walls. I just ordered the "oem" hose from BikeBandit. It was cheap and I don't have to worry about it.

Keep in mind not all petroleum products have the same properties, thats why they make so many different types of hoses and lines.
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^^^kool good info.
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The line is made to be specifically resistant to brake fluid.
As Riddler stated fuel line can work in a pinch but deteriotes quickly
and can contaminate the system.

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I keep the correct line in stock if you need it.
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The line is made to be specifically resistant to brake fluid.
As Riddler stated fuel line can work in a pinch but deteriotes quickly
and can contaminate the system.

Thomas,
I keep the correct line in stock if you need it.
Man, when you need an answer, Patrick is always the final word. If I can get my out your way before the weekend that would be awesome ... trying to get the bike ready for Sunday's MSRH funtime.
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