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Old 12-30-2006, 06:14 PM   #1
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Which companies lines & why?

So i'm thinking of going steel braided lines/kevlar lines on my street bike aswell. I'm convinced Suzuki brakes are !

On my track bike i have Kevlar lines and they have plenty of feedback.
On the street bike however, i don't feel a response satisfactory enough to where i'd feel comfy in a situation. Plus i wanna ride a little harder with the SMRs.

So rather then critizing on the above 2 sentences - tell me what would you pick and why?

1) HEL?
2) Goodridge?
3) Galfer?

Which of the above one? State any experiences you've had - if any.

If there is another company within the same costs and quality please let me know of that aswell.

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Old 12-30-2006, 06:44 PM   #2
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For what it's woth I have never heard anybody express an opinion. My gut feel is that any of the three would be such a big improvement that it wouldn't matter.
Go for the price. I have goodridge on my GSXR and they seem to work well.
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For what it's woth I have never heard anybody express an opinion. My gut feel is that any of the three would be such a big improvement that it wouldn't matter.
Go for the price. I have goodridge on my GSXR and they seem to work well.
That's my experience so far aswell. Nobody seems to be biased to one side or the other. They all said "Oh we juz went for the cheaper one.."

But i was hoping someone could help me deicide with a "Oh stay away from that..coz of..." or "I swear by them..cuz of..."

But yea, if nobody answers within the next 2 weeks i'll just join the bandwagon and go with the cheapest..

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Old 12-30-2006, 06:49 PM   #4
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I"ve had Galfer on 3 of my bikes with no problems or complaints.
The price was good at the time I bought them.
Ebay for 2 sets and Motorcycles Unlimited for the other set.

The brakes on the Suzuki do suck, let us knnow if the lines make a noticable difference. I have riden my buddys a few times and it takes some getting used going from my R1 to his GSXR 1k.
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I"ve had Galfer on 3 of my bikes with no problems or complaints.
The price was good at the time I bought them.
Ebay for 2 sets and Motorcycles Unlimited for the other set.

The brakes on the Suzuki do suck, let us knnow if the lines make a noticable difference. I have riden my buddys a few times and it takes some getting used going from my R1 to his GSXR 1k.
I miss Yammie Brakes..I've ridden both the R6 & R1s enuff times to love the brakes. As for the Suzuki - i've just grown to dislike them more and more everytime.

Let's see what happenz..
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What about pads?
The stock pads prolly aint the best but some aftermarket pads might change your life.
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I'll tell you what we've used on the last few racebikes we've built; whatever fit and was cheapest at the time: We've used Hel, Goodridge and Russell all with great results. Which ever lines you choose, don't get the -2 or -3 lines.

As far as Suzukis, you're right, their pad material SUCKS!!
I like the EBC GFA pads, good initial bite and great feel.
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Old 12-30-2006, 07:27 PM   #8
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The GSXR has Vesrah pads and they were so powerful it took me a while to get used to them. Kinda scary comin' hot into a turn and feeling like you were about to do a stoppie... with 1 finger. But I have learned to like them alot.
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get the goodridge 2s. those will make the stock brake pads grab. went through a set of stock pads in 8 ours our bike was filthy with brake dust afterwards but it stopped better than some of the ebc pads i've had on the gsxr
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oh yea the brakes on the suzukis dont suck. yall just arent familiar with em when it comes to hard braking
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Goodridge lines are what I have had on all of my bikes.

+1 for the EBC GFA pads. They are awesome

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Thanks for all your advice guys.

I'm going to be getting HEL lines with EBC pads.

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Old 12-31-2006, 04:15 PM   #13
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+1 All the product names you mentioned will be an improvement over stock so the real question would be cost. WHAT ARE YOU WILLING TO SPEND?
And EBC pads FTW.
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