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Old 06-10-2008, 10:45 AM   #1
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Since my bike fell off the trailer on the way to the track Sunday I am going to start replacing and upgrading a few things. Any thoughts on SS brake lines? I am making the F4 a track bike and have a somewhat limited buget (most $ will be spent on rear shock and fork work) but I have a few extra dollars for minor upgrades.

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Great Idea. May want to do the brake pads at the same time. Brakes, suspension, and tires ftw!
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Great Idea. May want to do the brake pads at the same time. Brakes, suspension, and tires ftw!
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Properly bled stainless lines are a huge improvement in braking. Can't go wrong, and it's relatively cheap to do.
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Also, unless you're getting a great deal on front/rear combo package, just get front lines. Rear SS line isn't neccessary...
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where's a cheap place to get ss lines?
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Two words: Motorcycles Unlimited
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Old 06-10-2008, 12:56 PM   #8
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Properly bled stainless lines are a huge improvement in braking. Can't go wrong, and it's relatively cheap to do.
are they any different to "properly" bleed the ss lines?

I got all the air out of mine. Is that all?
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I think SS lines are a no brainer for track junkies. You do not want fade at the end of the day because of lines braking it WAY to important for what we do.
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are they any different to "properly" bleed the ss lines?

I got all the air out of mine. Is that all?
Nope, that's all. Sometimes it takes a bit more time to get the lines completely bled because they are less "forgiving" than the stockers.
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Nope, that's all. Sometimes it takes a bit more time to get the lines completely bled because they are less "forgiving" than the stockers.
gotcha, thanks

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gotcha, thanks

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Some folks think they've got their lines bled properly when all they have to compare the feel to is the stock feel on the lever pull. Lever travel and firmness will be significantly different when ss lines are properly bled.

Personally, on my race bike, the lever travel is very short before engagement (like a trigger pull on a gun), and it's very, very firm (make your own "firm" analogy... ).
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SS lines have been ordered from Motorcycles Unlimited...BTW Motorcycles Unlimited had the best prices around!
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how much did you get them for?
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now if I can find it in my heart (and wallet) to drop 7 bills on the rear shock....
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now if I can find it in my heart (and wallet) to drop 7 bills on the rear shock....
Go look through ebay, wera and cmra forums. Also, honda forums you will find what you need for about half that amt.
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the ones I found on ebay are used and probably as old as mine...I didn't find any Ohlins or Penske on ebay....ill check the other forums...
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how much did you get them for?
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