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Old 04-24-2015, 10:05 AM   #1
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Shortening a SS brake line

Anyone aware of a place on the north side of town that can shorten a SS brake line? Bought a Goodrich line for the RM and this bad boy is about 6 inches too long for some reason.
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Motorcycles Unlimited makes brake lines. They should be able to shorten it.
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Motorcycles Unlimited makes brake lines. They should be able to shorten it.
Is this recent? The sportster I owned at one time had extended forks with a SS line, the previous owner switched it back to stock forks. When I bought the bike I took it to Motorcycles Unlimited because the line was too long and they just ordered a new one.
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Is this recent? The sportster I owned at one time had extended forks with a SS line, the previous owner switched it back to stock forks. When I bought the bike I took it to Motorcycles Unlimited because the line was too long and they just ordered a new one.
I PM'd Patrick a while back looking for SS lines for the Strom. I'm almost positive he said let him know how long they needed to be and they'd make them up for me. I clear my PM's regularly, so I don't have the conversation anymore.
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I PM'd Patrick a while back looking for SS lines for the Strom. I'm almost positive he said let him know how long they needed to be and they'd make them up for me. I clear my PM's regularly, so I don't have the conversation anymore.
This was a few years back and Patrick may have been on vacation when I took the bike in
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Shorten it yourself
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Nope, I just called and was told that "you can't shorten a ss line". Everyone was busy so I couldn't get an explanation. Yamaha told me the same thing but I'm assuming this isn't true. You have to be a ble to shorten a braided brake line.
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Return and get the right length?

I'd assume that if you have the capacity to crimp the fitting on the end you could just cut a line and crimp a new fitting, just don't know that it'd be cost effective.
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How? The banjo ends are crimped on. I don't even know where to source parts locally
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Well then ride without brakes , brakes are for anyways according to the pp1 folks I've ridden with in the past
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Return and get the right length?
Thanks Captain Obvious, that wasn't my question though. I'm well aware that I can return it. I'm pressed for time and it was an online purchase. Nice try on out smart-assing a smart
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Makes no sense unless it's a liability issue.
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I've heard, lol. Must be those gangster clutch crew riders
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Makes no sense unless it's a liability issue.
That's what I'm thinking, but I was unable to get clarification.
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I've heard, lol. Must be those gangster clutch crew riders
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Ok, Napa suggested Hufco. I'll see what they say and report back.
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Thanks Captain Obvious, that wasn't my question though. I'm well aware that I can return it. I'm pressed for time and it was an online purchase. Nice try on out smart-assing a smart
Wasn't intending to be a smart here, you didn't mention a time constraint in your original post, so I was kind of wondering if there was a reason you were not interested in a return. Sometimes it's just too much trouble to bother.

I know of vendors that build custom-length lines, but none of them are local.
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It's cool. My bad, your ninja edit toned it down. I'm hoping hucfo can do it. I just don't see why it isn't possible to shorten these things.
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Hufco can and will do it . They are great place to do business with
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I sure hope you're right, Errrrrrnesto.
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