Steel Braided brake lines

Steel Braided brake lines

Postby cross » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:21 pm

These guys have steel braided brake lines with 30 degree banjo fittings on one end and screw on for which ever banjo fitting needed. All hoses available in many sizes in 2" increments.
10" line + additional screw on 30 degree banjo fitting would cost $25.20. Banjo bolts if needed are $5 each and copper washers are $.25 each.
This would make things cheaper than anywhere else
What do you guys think?
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Re: Steel Braided brake lines

Postby wyly » Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:34 pm

compare with these guys, where I bought my braided lines.
http://www.coremoto.com/
if you have questions phone them don't email, they have excellent personal service.
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Re: Steel Braided brake lines

Postby cross » Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:40 pm

I just edited and corrected typo's! I need to stop using iPhone for this!

I'll contact them and see but I just need one.
All these companies that make these lines make only one side with 30 degree banjos and the other end always straight. Why?
There is obviously reason why OEM have 30 degrees on both sides, to relieve pressure where hose attaches to the banjo.
I only payed $50 for my f & r set, Wezmoto and all hoses have 30 on one end and straight on the other. One of the hoses has both sides flat which I'm assuming is for the rear. Oem rear hose has caliper side 30degree up and MC side 30 degree to the side.
The web site I found sells different lengths and you buy which ever banjos for the ends, $25 each which I will get for sure only I'm also contemplating if I should buy for the rear as well with the proper banjo bends
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Re: Steel Braided brake lines

Postby NobleHops » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:00 pm

Here's a suggestion to use J.R. Luksik for brake lines. He reps Spiegler, which are IMO the best. Nice slender necks and fittings, and they are easily rotated to get that last 2% of fit. J.R. will ensure you get the right stuff, and I think you'll get them for less than if you go straight to Spiegler.

He's CBXtras here and elsewhere. This is his website:

https://www.cbxtras.com/
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Re: Steel Braided brake lines

Postby cross » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:03 pm

Thank you Nils
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Re: Steel Braided brake lines

Postby cross » Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:44 pm

I ended up ordering them from the Core Moto with proper banjo bends.
They come with grommets and banjo bolts, $199 shipped for all 4. I'll report on the pictures and quality once i receive them
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Re: Steel Braided brake lines

Postby wyly » Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:51 pm

I've had mine on for 2.5K now and have had no issues, a perfect fit. I measured a dozen times to get the lengths right, checked and rechecked that I had the bends correct before I placed my order. I actually added a half inch to the length just to be sure, I figured too long don't hurt but they won't stretch if they're too short.

I had a initial concern the grommets might be a bit too loose in their holders and I might need squeeze the grommet holders to a smaller diameter but that hasn't been necessary. They haven't moved since installed and hold the lines where they're supposed to be.
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Re: Steel Braided brake lines

Postby cross » Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:18 pm

That's what I'm hoping for!
Thanks
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Re: Steel Braided brake lines

Postby cross » Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:40 pm

I got my Coremoto lines and installed them yesterday. They do look good and they fit really well with proper bends on it. Ends do rotate so that you can do the final fine adjustment and after playing a bit with fronts, they are not touching the fender at all now.
They were $199 for all four (free shipping and no tax) with all banjos and copper crush washers, as many rubber collars you need and you can have them in any color that you want.
I also rebuilt both MC and front calipers along with new pads. Brake feel is amazing and so is the grip, they feel much more powerful and new pads aren't seated in yet.
I would highly recommend these due to ability to make special order and get proper bends. You can also do special order through spiegler and others too but at much higher price and their ends do not rotate.
Here are the dimensions for '81-'82 if anyone needs
These guys want you to measure from end to end with banjos included and they do not need to be any longer the the stock ones
Front Caliper to the splitter: 19.5" with banjos on both sides with 20 degree forward banjos and one rubber collar on each
Front MC to the splitter: 17" with 20 degree forward banjos on both sides
Rear MC to the caliper: 19.5" with 20 degree forward banjo on the caliper side and 20 degree side sweep banjo on the MC side, and two rubber collars
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Re: Steel Braided brake lines

Postby wyly » Sun Feb 28, 2016 4:16 pm

ahh you chose to do them in black, they look great, simple and clean. 8) That was a combination I also considered to resemble the oem look, but I in the end I went a different direction.

Glad they worked for you, not being the most knowledgeable forum member I worry about giving bad advice.
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Re: Steel Braided brake lines

Postby cross » Sun Feb 28, 2016 4:58 pm

Well, the ends are powder coated and could peel from brake fluid and I thiught of that and probably should of taken bare stainless ones but, should be ok. If they peel I'll just peel all of them.
I had to flush them with water every time some fluid got on them
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Re: Steel Braided brake lines

Postby wyly » Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:28 pm

cross wrote:Well, the ends are powder coated and could peel from brake fluid and I thiught of that and probably should of taken bare stainless ones but, should be ok. If they peel I'll just peel all of them.
I had to flush them with water every time some fluid got on them
I got brake fluid all over mine too a number of times. It never occurred to me to rinse them with water I just assumed (I know, never assume anything)they would've been coated with something that withstood brake fluid. I just checked them and the coating is still like new.
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Re: Steel Braided brake lines

Postby cross » Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:26 pm

That's good to hear! I just know that powder coating isn't very good with brake fluid.
Brake fluid washes off with water and all brake parts are safe to be washed with water
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