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1Back to top Go down   Brake line leak Empty Brake line leak Sun Jun 23 2013, 01:24

commanderdrako

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Hello to everyone!
This morning I noticed that there was some fluid on my rear rim. Upon closer investigation I found out that there is a leak from the line coming from the ABS to the caliper. I thought the bolt was just loose, but when I press the brake pedal, there a squirt of brake fluid from the line. My wheel paint, and the shaft cover paint was ruined.
Do you guys have any recommendations on whether to change all the lines to stainless or stick with the factory hoses?
I am thinking of upgrading all my brake hoses. Any good website? Can I use the generic stainless hose?
Any suggestions/recommendations will be greatly appreciated.


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1992 K100RS
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2009 Aprilia Tuono
1985 Yamaha Maxim X (sold)
    

2Back to top Go down   Brake line leak Empty Re: Brake line leak Sun Jun 23 2013, 07:07

beanoldboy

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Hello mate ,
The venhill braided lines are top quality and easy to source and fit. Having done mine recent , can only recommend it highly .

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Rick G

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I had to replace a couple of lines some time ago and used stainless braided and I am in the process of replacing all the others. It makes quite a difference to the feel of the lever.
Be a bit cautious when you get braided stainless as there were some lines comming from China that were not DOT approved for US or Australia. They haven't been on sale for some time but there often are some leftovers around with that sort of thing. They should be marked DOT approved.


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And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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4Back to top Go down   Brake line leak Empty Re: Brake line leak Sun Jun 23 2013, 11:29

MikeP

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Motobins are the best priced ones I've found, all braided stainless with a clear plastic sheath.

    

5Back to top Go down   Brake line leak Empty Re: Brake line leak Sun Jun 23 2013, 16:56

commanderdrako

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Thanks for the quick response guys! The venhill seems to be very nice but they don't have BMW in their USA website, all they have is jap bikes. I am sure they can customize it but I dont know what size to order. Motobins unfortunately is too far, they will be charging more for shipping I am sure compared to US source.

Thank you for the warning Rick. I don't like made in china products anyway, very poor quality.


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1992 K100RS
VIN 6494041

2009 Aprilia Tuono
1985 Yamaha Maxim X (sold)
    

6Back to top Go down   Brake line leak Empty Re: Brake line leak Sun Jun 23 2013, 20:46

Rick G

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I got my lines from Motobins and even including the shiping they were cheaper than I could get them made localy.

Don't be too harsh on the quality of Chinese products they build to a price and are very capable of very good engineering standards but as always they are also good at making garbage. You need to be vigilant when buying from them and ask the right questions.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 2004 K1200GT 1998 K1100 LT, 1986 K75 GS.
    

7Back to top Go down   Brake line leak Empty Re: Brake line leak Mon Jun 24 2013, 06:16

Erman

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I wanted to go for stainless when redoing the front end, but I couldn't find the correct combination of lenght&fitting. Custom is the way to go, but that would be too expensive.


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