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Old 01-19-2009, 12:00 AM   #1
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brand for stainless steel brake lines?

What brand of brake lines do you use and/or recommend? avoid?

Also noticed that at least one maker (Galfer) voids the warranty if anyone other than a professional installs them.

"We strongly suggest having a professional mechanic install these brake lines; all other installations VOID warranty."

What is up with that?
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I have galfer and installed them myself and they were awsome to me about the warranty, sent me new line cause of alittle rust on the banjo that came off
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I just installed Galfers on my bike, and the washers it comes with must SUCK. Where you bolt the lines to the master it leaks. I've tightened the bolt so much that I feel like any more and I'll break the bolt. I've put Galfers on friends bikes before with no problems though. . . . . guess I just have bad luck.
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yeah the copper washers they sent me have no leaks probably cause you ride a kawi.
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yeah the copper washers they sent me have no leaks probably cause you ride a kawi.

A 26,000 mile kawi that'll still bust that New Hondas .
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yeah the copper washers they sent me have no leaks probably cause you ride a kawi.

Pwned!

I have heard good things bout the Galfers. Plan on putting a set on my bike soon via Sunny.
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But back on topic, my lines have been great and their customer support at Galfer was top notch. I also changed out my M/C with brembo at the same time I changed the lines so I really cant say much about the feel of the brakes now with is very noice, but I would recomend them
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I just installed Galfers on my bike, and the washers it comes with must SUCK. Where you bolt the lines to the master it leaks. I've tightened the bolt so much that I feel like any more and I'll break the bolt. I've put Galfers on friends bikes before with no problems though. . . . . guess I just have bad luck.
Is it a possibility that you've overtorqued them? (not knockin your skillz ... just curious) I've read about that happening before. Contact Galfer. They'll take care of your woes.

I'd recommend Galfer or Speigler (I've used both with good luck)
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A 26,000 mile kawi that'll still bust that New Hondas .
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quit beatin around the bush and swap me for dem lines already.

your new ones come in yet?
Dunno I'm still at work I'm hoping they are on the door step when I get home tonight.
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not to thread jack, but i have a question too...how hard are they to install?
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not to thread jack, but i have a question too...how hard are they to install?
Very easy to install, took about 10 min to swap them out. My system was completely dry cause of the new
M/c so it took a while to bleed it but not to bad./
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not to thread jack, but i have a question too...how hard are they to install?
Very simple. I'd lend a hand, if necessary.
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not to thread jack, but i have a question too...how hard are they to install?
bring it over this week, we can knock it out.(the brakes)
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I've got Goodridge lines http://www.goodridge.net/usa/motorcycle.htm

Goodridge, Galfer, or Speigler... all good quality.
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I just installed Galfers on my bike, and the washers it comes with must SUCK. Where you bolt the lines to the master it leaks. I've tightened the bolt so much that I feel like any more and I'll break the bolt. I've put Galfers on friends bikes before with no problems though. . . . . guess I just have bad luck.
Maybe you over-torqued them?... especially since the parts, including the banjo bolts are aluminum. The threads may have been stretched out so much that they can no longer secure the banjos tightly. I dunno, actually... I'm just guessing
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I just installed Galfers on my bike, and the washers it comes with must SUCK. Where you bolt the lines to the master it leaks. I've tightened the bolt so much that I feel like any more and I'll break the bolt. I've put Galfers on friends bikes before with no problems though. . . . . guess I just have bad luck.
youre only suposed to tighten the bajo bolts down to 12 ftlbs. you probably overtightened them.

i have galfers all the way around. theyre great.
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