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SteveFord

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One of the first orders of business for my 85 K100 is to get the brakes up to snuff.
Any recommendations for line kits or ones to steer clear of?
I was thinking Brembo but it doesn't look like they offer one.

    

Motorbike Mike

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I've just fitted a set to my K100 Basic. I have a trade account with a motorcycle factor and they made them up for me. Problem is, I'm in the UK but just posting for reference purposes.

Good luck.



    

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Make your own... or is that banned in the US? I remember Robmack saying it was banned in Canada. Just FYI: I've used Goodrich, Aeroquip and Earls Hose over the years and don't have a particular preference. They're all made to the same standard; IIRC working pressure is 3000psi and burst pressure is 6000psi. A heavy right hoof might just hit 500psi.


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@Dai wrote:Make your own... or is that banned in the US? I remember Robmack saying it was banned in Canada. Just FYI: I've used Goodrich, Aeroquip and Earls Hose over the years and don't have a particular preference. They're all made to the same standard; IIRC working pressure is 3000psi and burst pressure is 6000psi. A heavy right hoof might just hit 500psi.
I don't know about you Dai but I've been struggling to find the DIY brake parts. I normally make my own but it's getting harder to get the parts these days. I've just been on the Venhill website and they seem to have most parts-Doh!....but I'm really pleased with the lines I've had made.

    

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I've recently bought some 'HEL Performance' lines, all stainless and an excellent web site for ordering custom lines.

I was adding a hydraulic switch for the outfit's stop light.



They also do stainless bleed nipples at 1.99 each; I didn't need any, but I bought some just to see what they were like and they are really nicely made.

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@Motorbike Mike wrote:
I don't know about you Dai but I've been struggling to find the DIY brake parts. I normally make my own but it's getting harder to get the parts these days. I've just been on the Venhill website and they seem to have most parts-Doh!....but I'm really pleased with the lines I've had made.
Ebay... the fittings are -3 (dash 3) size. I got lucky and more or less emptied a guy of blue, black and transparent hose stock; he was selling at the equivalent of 1.50 a metre so I went overboard. Same with someone else selling -3 olives for 15p each. Now all I've got to do is trip across someone selling -3 10mm banjos at a silly price... Very Happy


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@Dai wrote:
@Motorbike Mike wrote:
I don't know about you Dai but I've been struggling to find the DIY brake parts. I normally make my own but it's getting harder to get the parts these days. I've just been on the Venhill website and they seem to have most parts-Doh!....but I'm really pleased with the lines I've had made.
Ebay... the fittings are -3 (dash 3) size. I got lucky and more or less emptied a guy of blue, black and transparent hose stock; he was selling at the equivalent of 1.50 a metre so I went overboard. Same with someone else selling -3 olives for 15p each. Now all I've got to do is trip across someone selling -3 10mm banjos at a silly price... Very Happy
Well done for finding those bargains, I've not really seen much on the 'Bay-eyes peeled now!

    

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You might be surprised if you make a trip to your local Hydraulic supply...

Most can fab exactly what you need for relatively few $...


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Motorbike Mike

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You're right about that but my local hydraulic shop only sells zinc/cadmium plated fittings and I want better quality fitting on my bike. However, I've been stuck in the past and they've got me out of the thick brown stuff!

    

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Just bought some from venhill you can order various lengths and fittings all stainless and in different colours

    

Motorbike Mike

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I've used Venhill for a few bits & pieces now and found all their parts very nice quality. 👍

    

Gaz

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As per Sidecar Paul's comments, I've used HEL lines on both my K bikes and their online ordering tool is very easy to use if you need a custom arrangement as I did for my K75 project. The quality is excellent. They also do kits for particular models if you just need to replace existing arrangement.

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