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Sorry if this is in the wrong section but does anyone have a good source for replacement brake lines? I’ve done some google searches and have come up with mixed results. Honestly wondering if I could just make one for the bike going off the info I’ve found on here and motofaction.
 

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I've bought stainless braided brake lines for a few bikes over the years. The first time the only way was to go to a shop that catered to racers and buy the line by the foot and fittings to install myself. If I was doing it today measure the length with a tape measure and then talk to the parts guy at the local bike dealer and get him to order what I needed from one of the aftermarket suppliers.
 

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I've bought stainless braided brake lines for a few bikes over the years. The first time the only way was to go to a shop that catered to racers and buy the line by the foot and fittings to install myself. If I was doing it today measure the length with a tape measure and then talk to the parts guy at the local bike dealer and get him to order what I needed from one of the aftermarket suppliers.
To be safe bring the old one with & tell him how much longer you need & how you measured.. You would be suprised how many ways there are to screw up.
Paul
 

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It's like measuring handlebars. Everyone seems to do it differently.
 

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IIRC, I measured the length of hose between the fittings and bought the next size larger, figuring that a couple of inches extra would be easier to deal with than a couple of inches too short.
 

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I had mine made at a local hydraulic-hose builder. He has metric hose & fittings since Japanese farm tractors are popular around here. I took my originals and he made brand new duplicates, fittings and all. I think the hoses were rated at 600 psi, but can't recall off hand.
 
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