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View Poll Results: What do you prefer for brake lines?
Stainless steel braided brake lines 12 80.00%
Kevlor 2 13.33%
Rubber 0 0%
Other...please explain 1 6.67%
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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-17-2005, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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Stainless Steel Braided, Kevlor or Rubber Lines?

I have SS on my 9R but I have rode other bikes that have rubber and they feel real solid...




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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-17-2005, 08:09 PM
 
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I go kevlor and save the rubbers for my hos..
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i got SS and im wiht mudpuppy with savin the rubbers for the ho's
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-17-2005, 08:37 PM
 
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I have the stainless steel Galfer front and rear they are nice.

Word is the kevlars dry up over time and have to be replaced and still have a little flex not that my novice riding a$$ would know the difference .

But they're bullet proof right

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-18-2005, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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I've heard similar things about the kevlor...that they wear/break down over time... hence the reason I didn't put them on...




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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-18-2005, 07:10 PM
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Anything but stock...

Rarely is the question stupid, but sometimes the answer is you need to run everything you read online through your own personal BS meter to determine if it makes sense to you.
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Anything but stock...

Wow, you wouldn't think this guy sells and installs aftermarket parts now would ya??
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-19-2005, 08:42 PM
 
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I'd like to go to SS but never got around to it...I haven't had any problems with the OEM...It's just not on the high priority list.
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Wow, you wouldn't think this guy sells and installs aftermarket parts now would ya??
Ironically, our shop policy is to not install anything that isn't OEM. I am going to be changing that so we will do some installs, but that is off in the future sometime.

However, my personal preference for brake lines is anything other than stock...I even have SS lines on my car. What can I say, I'm a picky bitch about how my brakes (and clutch) feel and solid lines give the feedback I like. It is the first mod I do to any vehicle.



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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-20-2005, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
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I've put SS lines on a ricer car and it was a HUGE improvement.... just as with a bike.




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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-20-2005, 09:30 PM
 
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My next Mod....

Will be SS brake lines, as the have the 1-2 punch, they look good, and work better, with the added benefit of outlasting anything else you could install ! Just my humble



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